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Nordean Law

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Santa Ana, CA

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949-478-0560

Assisting Orange County Clients with their Motor Vehicle Accidents Needs.

Sam H. Nordean drives a hard bargain with insurance companies who represent negligent, careless, distracted, and drunk motorists. An accident caused by negligence — in busy traffic, on unsafe property, in a nursing home — can be the beginning of the end for many people. Medical debt, lost wages, and pain from surgery and therapy cause victims and families to …

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Law Offices of Gilbert D. Sigala

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Santa Ana, CA

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Se Habla Español

323-305-9535

A Car Accident Specialist Representing Accident Victims Throughout Orange County.

I have family and friends who tell me they think they can handle car accident cases on their own because the insurance adjuster was nice to them when they had first made contact. I tell these people to give it a try and they always return to me without exception asking for my representation., the reason for this is that the insurance companies will allow very minimal …

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Michael S. Braun Injury Law

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Santa Ana, CA

Free Consultation

310-896-5603

Personalized, Attentive Legal Counsel
Our Mission: Justice For Our Clients
Let Our Experience Work For You!
Se Habla Español

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Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Santa Ana, CA

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96% Success Rate. Over $350M Recovered. No Win, No Fee. Contact Us Today for a Consult.

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Are You the Victim of a Car Accident?

If you have been in a car accident, whether you are injured or not, and whether you were at fault or not, it is in your best interest to be represented by a Santa Ana lawyer specializing in car accident law. Now is not the time to handle things on your own.

Car Accident Legal Issues

You may have heard that the driver who runs into the back of another vehicle is at fault. That is not always true. For example, if the car in front abruptly stops and you do not have time to stop, you may not be at fault unless you were following too closely or speeding.

In a serious collision that involves injury or death, determining what happened is crucial in order to win your case in civil court. If you think you were not hurt, think again. Injury to the neck and back, commonly known as whiplash, may not be immediately noticeable. It could be days or even months before you feel pain. It is best to keep a diary regularly detailing how you feel to help prove your injury.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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