Personal Injury Accident Attorney Valencia
Protecting personal injury victims for over 40 years.
We specialize in accident law and personal injury cases. A personal injury case occurs when the victim’s damages were the result of another party’s actions – regardless of whether through negligence or malice.
Legally speaking, California is a comparative fault state. This means that fault plays an important role in determining liability. If someone’s injuries were caused 100 percent through the actions of another party, that party is responsible for the appropriate compensation. But if the victim shares 10 percent of the fault, then they share 10 percent of the liability in their own injury.
Determining fault and liability is central when fighting in any personal injury case. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, a personal injury is mentally, physically, and financially exhausting. Injuries can carry with them a long tail end of medical costs, physical constraints, and even emotional damages. If your injuries were the fault of another party, you have the right to pursue them for the highest possible compensation. If you’re looking for a Valencia lawyer, we’ve got your back.
Your Win is Our Gain
Here at Owen, Patterson & Owen, injured clients don’t need to pay any upfront fees to get started. Our compensation is derived entirely through a contingent fee, which is paid out of the settlement or damage awarded at the end of your case. Over the decades, our Valencia lawyers have represented thousands of personal injury clients. We’ve seen people from all walks of life struggle with the aftermath of a debilitating accident. The last thing we want to do is pile on with additional costs.
This means your win is our gain – and it also means that we always do our best to serve the personal injury victims we choose to represent.
Why Work with a Personal Injury Attorney?
When you’re hurt, it’s likely that the last thing on your mind is to call a lawyer. And in the aftermath of an accident, many are tempted to try and settle things themselves – especially if they know it wasn’t intentional. But that can often complicate cases, if not downright cost you your compensation.
We at Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) carry decades of experience in California tort law. No matter the circumstances of your case, it’s likely that we’ve seen something similar in the past – and our Valencia lawyers know just what to do, and how to help.
Why Work With Us?
When choosing OPO as your choice of a Valencia law firm, you’re guaranteeing yourself the full cooperation, expertise, and resources of a legal team that:
Gets Things Done – With a success rate over 99 percent, it’s clear that we know what we’re doing. We’re careful to individualize our legal strategy in each and every case and do our utmost to ensure that our clients come out on top every. Single. Time.
Is Passionate About the Law – With four decades spent representing personal injury victims, it’s safe to say that this Valencia law firm loves what it does. It’s more than a career; for many of us at OPO, it’s a calling.
Shares a Prestigious Reputation – While we are a Valencia law firm, we at OPO are also honored with worldwide reach. We’ve represented clients from all corners of the globe, received referrals from other firms around the US, and been part of cases that have shaped judicial policies here in California.
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Give us a call today for a free consultation, straight from our Valencia law office.
Common Questions and Answers
Legal matters are often confusing. Legal jargon can be overwhelming, and many cases are decided on precedent set by circumstances that feel alien to most of us alive today. Navigating a sea of contradictory information and state-specific exceptions can make for a frustrating experience. When looking for an attorney in Valencia, you want someone who can help clear the confusion.
Added to that is the fact that many accident victims are hounded by industry lawyers and insurance companies seeking to minimize their costs and maximize their profits. We want to make sure that our would-be clients are as well-informed as possible. Here are a few commonly asked questions about personal injury claims:
Q: What is the burden of proof in a personal injury case?
A: To win a personal injury case, as with most civil suits, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the evidence available speaks to a preponderance of the evidence.
In plain English, this means that the victim’s evidence must speak in favor of their case by at least 51 percent, or that the available evidence demonstrates that there is at least a 51 percent chance that the victim’s claim is true. Another way to describe it is that the evidence must lead the court to find that the claim is more likely to be true than it is to be false.
This contrasts with criminal cases, where the burden of proof requires that all reasonable doubt is eliminated. That doesn’t mean that all personal injury cases are a shoo-in with the minimum amount of evidence, however. Crucial in any personal injury case in California is the distribution of fault, the existence of duty, and therefore, liability.
Q: What Do I Stand to Win?
A: This is a difficult question to answer because it is decided entirely on a case-by-case basis. Outside of settlements, where the final amount is often a matter of negotiation and mediation, legal compensation is awarded for two kinds of damages: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages describe the financial hit you took on your injury, from hospital bills to lost wages. Non-economic damages include the emotional and physical impact of the accident, from the inability to spend time playing with your children, to the loss of quality of life, and pain caused by the accident.
Formulas exist to ascertain approximate amounts based on the severity of an accident and existing financial costs, but they can differ wildly from the reality.
Choosing a Valencia Lawyer for Your Motorcycle, Car, or Truck Accident
Feel free to give us a call and get in touch with one of our Valencia lawyers at OPO for a free initial consultation. You’re not obligated to hire us, and we encourage would-be clients to safely gauge whether the commitment to a lawsuit is worth the effort.
We aim to provide as much information as possible during the initial consultation, so you can make an informed decision.
The Results Speak for Themselves
We’ve had the honor of fighting for personal injury victims and other clients for more than 40 years, helping those affected by some of life’s worst tragedies receive the compensation they needed to afford treatment, and in many cases rebuild their lives.
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The majority of our cases are referred to us through other Valencia law groups or practices that either don’t handle accident law and personal injury cases or lack the experience and resources necessary to fight for full compensation. We frequently handle cases outside of our Valencia law office, as well as out-of-state cases. Learn more about our attorney referrals here.