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California Accident Injury Attorneys

The skilled California accident injury lawyers at Bisnar | Chase know what it takes to help injured victims and their families obtain fair and full compensation for their significant losses. We have more than three decades of experience and a successful track record fighting for our injured clients' rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please contact us at 949-203-3814 for a free consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.

Video: Injury Lawyer John Bisnar discusses the client experience at Bisnar Chase. John has spent over three decades making sure his clients are treated to a first class experience, second to none. When you are a client of Bisnar Chase, you are a client for life.

Types of Injury Accidents

Accidents occur on a daily basis in our cities and communities. Some accidents do not result in injuries while some others can result in serious or even catastrophic injuries. Sometimes, accidents can even result in fatalities. Each year, more than 200,000 people are injured in California car accidents, and many of those accidents are the direct result of some form of negligence or wrongdoing. Thousands of others are hurt in slip-and-fall accidents, swimming pool incidents and workplace injuries that could have been prevented.

When an accident and resulting injuries occur as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, it is important that victims and their families become aware of their legal rights and options. In such cases, financial support may be available for their injuries, damages and losses.

It only takes a moment of carelessness or recklessness for someone to get hurt. Under California law, it is possible to pursue monetary compensation from the negligent party who caused or contributed to the injury accident. Examples of injury accidents that can lead to personal injury claims include:

DUI crashes: According to California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 972 people were killed and 16,884 were injured in California DUI collisions in the year 2010. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be held accountable for the damages they cause whether or not they are convicted or charged. " Rollover accidents: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported in the United States each year resulting in over 10,000 fatalities. When a rollover accident occurs, it must be determined what caused the accident or resulting injuries. Sometimes, a defective part in the vehicle, a faulty safety feature or faulty design may have caused the rollover accident and resulting injuries. In such cases, the automaker or the manufacturer of the defective product can also be held liable.

Swimming pool accidents: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of death for young children under the age of 5 including infants. The National Safety Council and Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention reports that approximately 5,000 children 14 and under are hospitalized each year because of unintentional drowning. Property owners can be held accountable for accidents in their pool if they failed to provide adequate supervision and safety provisions.

Workplace accidents: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 117 cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for every 10,000 full-time workers in the United States in the year 2011. Injured workers would be well advised to discuss their legal options with a skilled California personal injury lawyer because workers' compensation benefits rarely cover all of the losses suffered. A knowledgeable accident injury lawyer can advise workers about whether they may be able to file a third-party claim. Such claims are filed against parties other than the employer. Examples of third parties include contractors, sub-contactors, property owners, manufacturers of defective products, etc.

Slip-and-fall accidents: All property owners must provide reasonably safe conditions for visitors and guests to their property. Apartment owners for example must make sure that there is proper security and that fire alarms and sprinklers are in good working order. Property owners of locations such as malls, restaurants or supermarkets must make sure and repair any hazards present on their properties. If there is a danger that has not been repaired, property owners must alert visitors and guests about that dangerous condition. For example, if there is a liquid spill in a store aisle, it should be marked with orange cones and yellow caution tape until it can be mopped up.

The Value of a Claim

The potential value of a personal injury claim, premises liability claim or product liability lawsuit is dependent upon the severity of the injuries suffered by the victim. Victims who have suffered catastrophic or permanent injuries, for example, have a potentially larger claim compared to those who may have suffered relatively minor injuries. When an individual suffers a brain injury or spinal cord injury, for example, his or her life may never be the same. Victims of catastrophic injuries experience a decrease in their quality of life and suffer substantial financial, emotional and physical losses. A successful claim will include compensation for past, present and future medical expenses as well as lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, disability coverage and other related damages.

Getting the Help You Need

When dealing with accident injury claims, it is common for the at-fault parties and the insurance company involved to deny responsibility for the incident. An experienced California accident injury attorney is often needed to ensure that the rights of the victim are protected and that fair compensation is offered for all of the losses suffered in the crash. Call 949-203-3814 today to speak with a California accident and injury attorney.


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