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Anaheim Personal Injury Attorney

Did you recently get into an accident or lose a close family member in an accident in Anaheim, California? Are you struggling with debilitating physical injuries, overwhelming financial burdens, and the trauma of your accident? Call Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian. You may have the right to recover compensation, and our experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyers can help you fight to maximize your financial award.

For more than 30 years, Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian has been a leader in personal injury litigation in Anaheim and across Orange County. We are respected and successful California trial attorneys with a proven ability to help clients achieve meaningful results in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, mass torts, construction accidents, wrongful death, and other matters of personal injury.

Benefit from a team with 75+ years of litigation experience that’s won over $1 billion in life-changing financial awards. Contact our Anaheim, CA law office to set up a free, no-obligation case assessment now.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have a reputation for providing unparalleled legal representation to accident victims across California. Our client testimonials showcase our commitment to client satisfaction.
  • Our lawyers prioritize open communication. We will take a client-centered approach to your case, meaning you will receive frequent updates about its status and progression.
  • We have experience in a large range of personal injury cases. This includes motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction defects, medical malpractice, and more.
  • You will not pay a fee unless we win your personal injury case in Anaheim, guaranteed. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, with $0 charged to our clients upfront.

Why Should I Hire an Anaheim Personal Injury Lawyer?

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It’s the best way to win your case and get the compensation you deserve. It can be intimidating to take on an insurance company or corporation on your own. They have extensive experience handling claims like yours, and they’ll be represented by skilled adjusters and defense attorneys.

When you hire a personal injury attorney in Anaheim, you:

  • Take away the insurance company’s advantage and put yourself on a level playing field
  • Protect yourself against allegations of shared fault and responsibility
  • Benefit from the law firm’s resources, including a network of experts and specialists
  • Force the insurance company to consider your claim in good faith

Your choice of attorney matters. When you choose Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, you put a team of award-winning Anaheim trial attorneys with 75+ years of experience and demonstrated record of success in your corner. We’ve won millions on behalf of clients like you – call us for help today.

We Handle All Personal Injury Cases

At Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, we represent clients in personal injury cases involving:

  • Car accidents: motor vehicle accidents involving one or more vehicles.
  • Truck accidents: accidents with large commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers.
  • Motorcycle accidents: collisions involving motorcyclists, which are often catastrophic.
  • Construction accidents: worker injuries that take place at construction zones and worksites.
  • Workplace accidents: injuries that occur within the course and scope of employment.
  • Catastrophic injuries: life-changing injuries, such as brain damage or paralysis.
  • Boating accidents: boat or watercraft collisions, such as capsizing or other disasters.
  • Medical malpractice: negligence by a doctor or another medical professional.
  • Slip and fall accidents: falls caused by a dangerous property hazard or defect.
  • Mass torts: a civil action involving multiple plaintiffs against a shared defendant.
  • Product liability: claims involving defective and dangerous products.
  • Wrongful death: a claim brought for the negligence-related death of a victim.

Don’t hesitate to call our law office in Anaheim, CA to discuss the details of your personal injury case today.

What’s My Anaheim Personal Injury Case Worth?

When you’re injured because of another person’s negligence in Anaheim, you can generally recover damages for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium

You may also be eligible for punitive damages, which are awarded in rare cases involving a defendant’s gross negligence, fraud, malicious acts or intent to harm.

There’s no set settlement value for personal injury claims. Instead, the amount of money that can be awarded will depend on your age, changes in your earning capacity, shared responsibility, and how your life has changed since your accident.

Our personal injury attorneys in Anaheim will work hard to get you maximum compensation for all of your accident-related injuries and suffering.

You Have Limited Time to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Anaheim, CA

With limited exceptions, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of your Anaheim accident. Once the statute of limitations runs out, you give up the right to get the compensation you need and deserve.

The Elements of a Personal Injury Case

A personal injury case is a civil lawsuit that is filed by an accident victim, called the plaintiff, against one or more parties (defendants) for causing the injuries suffered. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent, or failed to use the correct amount of care. 

Negligence consists of four elements:

  1. Duty of care: a legal responsibility or obligation to act with reasonable care.
  2. Breach of duty: an act or omission that violates the required duty of care.
  3. Causation: a connection between the defendant’s breach of duty and the plaintiff’s injury.
  4. Damages: harm suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty.

These elements must be proven based on a preponderance of the evidence, meaning the claim being made is true with at least a 51 percent certainty. If the plaintiff meets the burden of proof, the defendant will be found liable (financially responsible) for the plaintiff’s injuries.

How to Prove a Personal Injury Case

It can be difficult to bear the burden of proof in a personal injury case as the victim of the accident, especially if you are still trying to recover from your injuries. An experienced attorney can make things easier by taking the burden of the legal process from your shoulders.  

Your lawyer will take the steps necessary to preserve and collect key evidence to support your case, which may include:

  • Photographs
  • Surveillance camera footage
  • Accident reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Accident reconstruction diagrams
  • Medical records
  • Letters from doctors
  • Paystubs and other proof of losses 

Your Anaheim injury attorney can compile the evidence and present it in a compelling way to an insurance company, judge or jury using proven storytelling techniques. An attorney can also hire qualified experts to clarify complicated aspects of your case. This will increase the odds of you meeting the required evidentiary standard to prove fault and recover compensation. 

Types of Personal Injuries

Accidents in Anaheim can cause a wide variety of injuries. At Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, our personal injury attorneys have experience representing clients with all manner of injuries. We know what each case needs to have its best chances of success. 

Our lawyers can help if you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury in a preventable accident, including: 

  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Nerve damage
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

We can help you get the medical care that you need to treat your injuries by connecting you to top doctors in Anaheim. Then, we can represent you in the fight for fair financial compensation for a serious injury against an insurance company or another defendant.

While uncommon, there are some exceptions to the two-year rule, such as:

  • Delayed discovery: if you do not discover your injuries right away, you will generally have two years from the date that you discovered your injuries or should have discovered them with reasonable diligence.
  • Injured minor: personal injury plaintiffs who are under the age of 18 at the time of their accidents have two years from the date that they turn 18 to file a claim, even if this is more than two years after the accident.
  • Claim against the government: under the California Tort Claims Act, an administrative claim against a government agency – such as for an accident that occurs on public property or involves a government agent – must be filed within just six months.

Do not wait to take legal action. Prompt filing helps you meet your statute of limitations and file a claim while evidence is still available. Protect your rights and set yourself up for the win you deserve by calling Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian for immediate legal assistance.

California Personal Injury Laws

To have a successful personal injury case in Anaheim, you or your attorney must navigate the state’s relevant laws. If you make a mistake interpreting the law, this could compromise your ability to recover compensation for your losses. Some laws apply universally to all cases, while others only apply to certain types of cases. 

Three examples are:

  1. Fault-based car accident law: California is a tort-based car insurance state, meaning the person or party at fault for causing a crash is responsible for paying for related losses. In a no-fault state, by contrast, victims file claims with their own insurers regardless of fault.
  2. Comparative negligence: California uses a pure comparative negligence law that allows a plaintiff to recover some financial compensation even if he or she is allocated a percentage of fault. The amount recovered will be reduced by a matching percentage.
  3. Strict liability dog bite law: if you get bitten by a dog, California law states that the owner or controller of the dog will be held liable regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.

 When you hire a personal injury attorney, you don’t have to worry about understanding the laws that influence your case. Our lawyers can explain the statutes that your case involves and how they may affect its outcome. Then, we will leverage our years of legal experience to obtain the best possible results for your case.

Do All Personal Injury Cases in Anaheim Go to Trial?

No, not all personal injury cases that are filed in Anaheim have to go to trial. In fact, the majority of personal injury claims in California are settled outside of court. Settlements are typically desired by both parties since they are faster and cost less in court fees. An attorney from Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian can help you negotiate with an insurance company to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement for your personal injury case.

If an insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement or your claim gets rejected, however, your case may need to go to court. It can be critical to hire an experienced trial attorney to represent you in this situation. An attorney will have connections to local courts and judges to help win your case. Experience within the court system can be utilized on your behalf to achieve the jury verdict that you need.

California Personal Injury FAQs

  • How much is my claim worth?

Case values can vary dramatically depending on the circumstances. Settlements range from $10,000 or less to multiple millions for catastrophic injury cases. Discuss the potential value of your specific case with an attorney for an accurate idea of what it might be worth.

  • How much do your services cost?

Since we operate on a contingency fee basis, hiring one of our lawyers will not cost you a penny out of pocket. We only charge attorney’s fees for our services if we win, and then only as a percentage of the settlement or judgment won on your behalf. 

  • Is there a time limit for filing?

Yes. The time limit in California is typically two years from the date that the accident occurred. However, time limits can vary from case to case. Contact an attorney sooner rather than later to protect your right to file. 

  • Should I accept an insurance settlement?

No, you should not accept an insurance settlement before speaking to an attorney. Initial settlement offers are often intentionally set low to save the insurer money on payouts. An attorney may be able to negotiate a higher settlement on your behalf.

Contact an Anaheim Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Our Anaheim personal injury lawyers have 75+ years of experience handling complex personal injury litigation. We’re ready to take on the insurance company, corporation, negligent party, and anyone else who might try to stand between you and meaningful financial recovery. Contact us at (949)-831-6611 today to set up a free case assessment.

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