Mission Viejo Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Mission Viejo personal injury accident, you may have a number of questions. The following list of questions and answers is meant to help you understand your legal rights and options. To discuss the specifics of your personal injury case, please call an experienced California personal injury lawyer who can provide you with a free consultation on your legal options.
No matter how you have suffered injuries, we can help. Our personal injury attorneys have represented over 10,000 clients in a large variety of different kinds of personal injury accidents. The following is a list of just a few of our practice areas for which we have gained national attention for our success.
Award Winning Injury Lawyers
If you are looking for the most prestigious attorneys in your area, our award winning Mission Viejo lawyers should meet your needs. Brian Chase, senior partner, has received countless awards for his courtroom achievements, including Trial Lawyer of the Year and former President of the CAOC. Our team of injury attorneys have received more awards individually than many firms have as a whole; we know how to treat our clients and we know how to get them maximum compensation for their injuries. We have created a formula for success that has been copied by many firms, but cannot be duplicated. John Bisnar, managing partner, spends his free time traveling across the U.S. speaking at seminars to help other injury law firms provide a better experience for their clients and run their offices in a more efficient manner. Our passion for assisting personal injury victims extends beyond the doors of our law firm.
More than Just a Client
At Bisnar Chase, we strive to make a difference in our community and help reach out to people on a personal basis. When you become a Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys client, you are never just a file or a number. We enjoy being a different kind of law firm and helping our clients on a personal level. Our entire staff spends their free time participating in fundraising events and outreach programs. John Bisnar and Brian Chase match the amount that we raise for these causes making us one of the top contributors for every cause we join. The following is a list of programs we participate in to help our community.
- Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook-Off
- Orange County Turkey Giveaway
- Mission Viejo's Loree Glen AIDS/LifeCycle Trek
- Avon walk for Breast Cancer Fundraiser
- Hit and Run Reward Program
- Annual Walk Like M.A.D.D. Event
- Adopt A Family
Superior Legal Care
For over 30 years, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has given Mission Viejo personal injury victims representation that is designed to help get you back on your feet. We know that you are counting on your case outcome to fix many of your problems. Our superior legal knowledge and history of success will give you the peace of mind to concentrate on getting your personal life back on track and trust us with the rest.
Contact Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys in Mission Viejo today to get top-notch legal representation. Call 949-203-3814 NOW to get FREE LEGAL ADVICE and move towards a better future.
Who else may be held liable for my losses?
Every case is different and there are a large number of potentially liable parties. At-fault drivers can be held liable for their actions. The owners of dangerous properties can be held responsible for the injuries suffered in slip-and-fall accidents on their properties. The manufacturers of defective products can be held accountable for the damages their products cause. Nursing homes that foster an environment of abuse and neglect can also be held liable for their wrongdoing.
What is my personal injury claim worth?
The point of Tort Law is to return the victim to how they were before this accident. This means that all related losses suffered in an accident can be recovered through civil litigation. If you want to know how much your claim may be worth, a knowledgeable Mission Viejo personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Each case is unique.
What damages may be included in a personal injury claim?
Current and future medical bills, hospitalization, the cost of rehabilitation services and prescription medications are just some of the items that may be included in a personal injury lawsuit. Current and future wages lost while healing should be included as well. If the injuries resulted in a disability, additional compensation should be available. In cases involving serious injuries, compensation may be available for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
How do you calculate non-financial losses?
Losses such as physical pain and mental suffering can be included in an injury claim. It is not easy to calculate losses that do not have a set monetary value, but a skilled attorney can review similar recent settlements to estimate how much may be claimed. In general, the largest non-financial settlements involve the most severe injuries.
Can I file a claim even if I was partially responsible for the accident?
The amount of compensation that may be available to you is directly related to the degree to which you were responsible for the accident. This is called comparative negligence or comparative fault. During the claim process, your carelessness may be compared to the carelessness of the defendant. When both parties are equally at fault, half of the losses suffered may be covered through litigation.
How long do I have to file a claim?
A statute of limitations is how much time can pass before a victim can no longer file a claim. In California, injury victims must file a claim within two years of the incident. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of death. Medical malpractice claims must be filed within three years of the incident. In general, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced Mission Viejo attorney as soon as possible.
Do you need an attorney?
Many injured victims of Mission Viejo accidents are offered inadequate settlements for their losses. Acceptance of a settlement or rushing into an agreement will negate the claimant’s ability to pursue further compensation. Therefore, it is important to discuss a claim with an attorney before accepting it. It is also useful to speak with an attorney if you fear that your claim is going to be denied. Is the insurance company hard to get a hold of? Are your calls not being returned? Has the at-fault party refused responsibility? An experienced and skilled attorney can do the heavy lifting for you and protect your legal options.
The knowledgeable Mission Viejo personal injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have a long and successful track record of protecting the rights of injured victims. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact us to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.