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Some injuries are unavoidable. Other accidents happen because someone else acted negligently. If your injury is the fault of another party, contact a personal Accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, injuries are a natural part of life. They are sometimes unavoidable and can cause pain and inconvenience. However, injuries that occur because another party failed to act in a manner that would keep you safe are even worse. These injuries are avoidable. If you suffered an injury at the hands of someone else who was negligent, do not hesitate to reach out to experienced Santa Ana Accidents Lawyers for help.

Sustaining an accident is always a stressful event, but sustaining an injury that could have been avoided if it weren’t for the careless actions of another person can be particularly upsetting. If the latter has happened to you, you know how overwhelming and frustrating these circumstances can be. Some personal injury cases may involve:

  • Brain Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bone Fractures
  • Spinal Chord Injuries
  • Amputation Injuries
  • Laceration and Cut Wounds
  • Back Pain Injuries
  • Neck Pain Injuries
  • Hip Fractures
  • Highway Accidents
  • Delivery Truck Accidents

The good news is that an experienced accidents attorney Santa ana ca, can help you recover any monetary awards that you might be entitled to for your damages. Generally, injury victims who hire a lawyer to represent their interests have the chance to recover more damages than those without representation.

What is a Personal Injury?

A personal injury is an injury that arises from the negligence of another person or party. A personal injury claim must prove two elements: liability and damages. The defendant or party that caused the accident leading to the injury had to have some sort of liability, and negligence is the basis for liability in most personal injury lawsuits. For example, a driver is not only legally required to stop at a stoplight, but they owe a duty to other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists to do so. If the driver runs through the stoplight and hits someone, their breach of that duty caused the accident and, therefore, they can be deemed negligent.

A personal injury happens when an individual’s body, mind, or emotions sustain an injury because of the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another individual. Personal injury law is often referred to as tort law based on the Latin meaning of harm or wrong. Many different types of injuries can fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. Our Santa Ana accident lawyers serve clients who suffer injuries from:

Damages in a Personal Injury Case

In a personal injury case, negligence and liability must be coupled with damages to the plaintiff in order to be a viable case. The injured party or their Orange County personal injury lawyer must be able to prove that not only the defendant was negligent but that their negligence caused damages. Damages can be economic such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage

They can also be non-economic, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent injuries

Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If you think your injury could have been avoided if another individual conducted themselves differently, be sure to speak to Santa Ana personal injury attorneys to find out if you have a legal claim. By not meeting with an attorney, you could lose out on receiving the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. When you meet with an attorney, they will be looking for four essential elements in your case to determine if they can help:

  • Another party owed you a duty of care, for instance stopping at a red light or containing their dog
  • That party breached their duty of care to you
  • You sustained injuries because of their breach
  • Your injuries caused your damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, or scarring

These elements can apply to many different circumstances, including a motor vehicle accident, a dog bite, a slip and fall, and injuries from defective products. If the Santa Ana accidents lawyers that you meet with determine that there is evidence to support all of these elements, they will assist you with your personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is a legal time limit placed on injury parties to file a lawsuit. In California, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of your injury. If you or your attorney do not file a lawsuit within this timeframe, you will lose your legal right to do so. By talking to an attorney as soon as possible after your injury, you can ensure that your lawsuit is filed on time.

Types of Cases We Handle

Personal injury cases can include a wide range of different circumstances, from accidents on the road to inside the grocery store or even in a hospital. Our firm has successfully handled many different kinds of accident cases by giving clients the individual attention of a skilled Santa Ana personal injury lawyer. We can represent clients who have personal injuries related to the following situations:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Bar assaults
  • Dog bites
  • Fire injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Wrongful death

Hire a Knowledgeable Santa Ana accidents Attorney

If you have suffered at the hands of someone else who made a wrong decision, we are here to help. Our staff understands how life-altering and burdensome a personal injury can be, and we aim to make this difficult time easier for you. We provide thorough case consultations so that you know the legal strategies we might use in your case and what your damages might be worth. Schedule your consultation today as your rights to seek compensation can expire.

We know how a personal injury can hurt and inconvenience you and those you love. That is why we work hard to get you the money you deserve for your damages. Schedule legal consultation today with the experienced Santa Ana accidents attorneys At Hess & Nghiem,  we are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (657) 333-5726 or use our online contact form today to get in touch.

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    5 stars from start to finish. I was introduced to Phil because I realized that after doing physical therapy after my accident, my med pay was going to run out. I was still in a lot of pain and still needed to be treated.
    He treated me like I was his only client and ensured that I received the medical treatment I needed. He’s super knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. Phil is very accommodating and is willing to work on your terms/time – he even helped me when he was out of town.
    I’m walking away with more than the numbers he promised. Thank you Phil for everything that you’ve done.

    Phil is an amazing attorney and I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar.
    Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did.
    Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected.  Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

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    Phil is a great attorney. Very sharp, responsive and will keep you informed through your entire case.  I was involved in a car accident and with a pre-existing condition made my case difficult to prove.  Phil was very experienced and professional in helping me get a favorable outcome.  I would highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for an attorney that will fight for you until the very end. Thanks again Phil!

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    When working with lawyers you just never know who to trust but from my experience, you can trust Phil! He made time to meet with me face to face right after my accident and was very detail oriented. He was always available to answer all of my questions. He had my best interest at heart and went above and beyond his duties. I would definitely recommend his services to any of my friends and family.

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    Phil picked up my case when my previous lawyer went m.i.a on me. Phil took care of me by sending me to specialist to help on my lower back l4,l5 s1 and my shoulder dislocation and torn rotor cuff. He was always contacting me asking how’s my therapy and his assistants made contact via email and called. I’m very greatfull to have been recommended to him. He settled my case to what we agreed was great since he took the case before the 2yrs. I would recommend this firm to anyone in a heart beat.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
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