Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
Over $100 Million Recovered For Our Clients
Our philosophy is simple: treat our clients the way we would want to be treated.
If you’re seeking justice and compensation for injuries you have suffered, an Orange County personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process. MLG Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers is a renowned law firm based in Orange County with a team of dedicated lawyers who stand up for the rights of injury victims. Our commitment to our client’s well-being and deep understanding of personal injury law sets us apart.
Our personal injury attorneys have unparalleled experience with various personal injury claims. Our personal injury lawyers would be happy to help you as well. We can take on cases involving motor vehicle accidents, product defects, and serious injuries, so let us pursue financial compensation on your behalf.
Look at what makes us one of the region’s leading personal injury law firms.
Why Choose MLG Personal Injury & Accident as Your Personal Injury Law Firm in Orange County
When facing the trauma of an injury, you need a legal team that’s both skilled and compassionate. Not all law firms are created equal. MLG Personal Injury & Accident is backed by a history of success and driven by the mission to get justice for every client. Our expertise has helped countless individuals in Orange County get the compensation they deserve.
We understand the complexities of the legal system and know that the period after an accident can be stressful. That’s where our team comes in, navigating the complexities while keeping you informed. Our lawyers fight aggressively, ensuring that those at fault are held accountable for their actions.
Lastly, our firm believes in transparency and open communication. Throughout your case, we will be there every step of the way, offering guidance and updates. With MLG Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, you’re not just another case; you’re family.
Extensive Experience in Orange County
Having served the Orange County community for years, our lawyers know the local legal landscape deeply. Our familiarity with local courts, judges, and even opposing attorneys gives us a distinct edge in all negotiations and litigations.
Track Record of Successful Case Results
Our history is laden with triumphs, where we’ve secured significant settlements for our clients. These victories aren’t just about money; they’re about ensuring our clients can rebuild their lives.
Client-Centered Approach and Compassion
Choosing a lawyer means finding someone who not only understands the law but also understands you. At MLG Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers:
Aggressive Litigation Strategies: We don’t back down. We approach every case with a determination to win, using strategies tailored to each unique situation.
Collaborative Team Effort on Each Case: Multiple heads are better than one. Our team collaborates on every case, bringing together diverse expertise to strengthen your personal injury case.
Detailed Investigations and Evidence Gathering: Information is power. We dig deep, gathering all necessary evidence and information to build a rock-solid case.
Tailored Legal Solutions for Every Client: No two cases are the same. We take the time to understand your situation and craft a legal strategy that aligns with your best interests.
In the end, our client-first approach means we prioritize your needs, working tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you.
Awards, Recognitions, and Professional Memberships
MLG Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers is recognized by clients and peers in the legal community. We’ve received numerous awards, memberships to prestigious legal associations, and recognitions for our outstanding work in personal injury law.
Types of Personal Injuries Our Lawyers Handle
Car accidents can turn lives upside down in an instant. Whether it’s a fender bender or a major collision, our attorneys have extensive experience representing victims. We can ensure you get the compensation they deserve.
Motorcycles offer freedom but also come with increased risk. Our lawyers understand the unique challenges faced by motorcyclists and work diligently to defend their rights.
Accidents involving trucks can be devastating due to their size and weight. Our firm has successfully represented victims of truck accidents, holding responsible parties accountable.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Orange County’s beautiful weather means many choose to walk or bike. But when accidents occur, victims need strong representation, and our team provides just that.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
An animal attack can result in severe physical and emotional scars. We’re here to ensure victims of dog bites or other animal attacks get justice.
The loss of a loved one is immeasurable. If this loss was due to someone’s negligence, our attorneys can help families seek compensation and closure. Contact our personal injury attorneys to see if you have a wrongful death case.
Common Injuries in Orange County, CA
Injuries can range from minor to life-altering. Understanding the type of injury is crucial to pursuing a claim:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): TBIs can have lasting cognitive, physical, and emotional effects. They often result from severe impacts or blows to the head.
Spinal Cord Injuries: These can lead to paralysis, changing a victim’s life forever.
Fractures: Broken bones can hinder mobility and require extensive recovery.
Burns: Ranging from first to third-degree, burns can result from various accidents.
Lacerations and Bruises: Often resulting from car or bike accidents, these can range from mild to severe.
Whiplash: A common car accident injury, whiplash affects the neck and spine.
Internal Injuries: These can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.
Psychological Trauma: Accidents can leave emotional scars, including PTSD.
Whether your injury is listed above or not, our team can help assess your situation and guide you through the legal process.
What You Should Do Immediately After an Accident in Orange County
Finding yourself involved in a motor vehicle accident can be confusing. A few steps you need to take include:
Call 911: You must make sure that people get the attention they need. Report the accident.
Seek Medical Attention: Even if injuries aren’t immediately apparent, seeing a doctor is crucial.
Document Everything: Make sure to take plenty of pictures and record videos if needed.
Do Not Admit Fault: Your words can be used against you later, so do not admit fault.
Avoid Discussing the Incident on Social Media: Do not post anything on social media. It could also be used against you.
Keep Track of Medical Expenses and Losses: Keep track of any bills you incur for property damage, lost wages, or medical expenses.
Contact Your Insurance Company: Inform the insurance company about the accident without admitting fault.
Seek Legal Advice: Consult a personal injury lawyer before settling with insurance. We can help you.
Remember, these steps can make a significant difference in the strength of your claim.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Orange County
You might consider filing a lawsuit if someone’s negligence caused your injury. Initially, you’ll need evidence to establish that negligence occurred. Once that’s in place, an attorney can help you calculate the damages you may recover.
Your attorney will then draft and file a complaint, marking the beginning of your lawsuit. The defendant will receive the complaint and have an opportunity to respond. If both parties can’t reach an agreement, the case may go to the courtroom.
During the trial, both sides will present evidence. A verdict will be given at the end, either in your favor or not. If you win, the court will decide on the compensation you should receive.
Determining Negligence in Your Orange County Personal Injury Case
Negligence is the bedrock of personal injury cases. To prove negligence:
Duty: First, it must be established that the defendant owed an obligation of care to you. For example, drivers have a duty of care to protect others on the road.
Breach: It must be proven that the defendant breached this duty. For example, a driver might have been drunk when he got behind the wheel.
Cause: Next, it must be shown that this breach directly caused the injury. As an example, we would need to prove that the other driver breached his duty and caused the motor vehicle accident.
Damage: Lastly, actual damage (like physical injury) must have occurred because of this breach. For example, we need to prove that the damages you have suffered stem directly from the motor vehicle accident you were involved in.
All these elements are intertwined, and missing even one can weaken a personal injury claim.
Orange County Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
In Orange County, victims typically have two years from the date of the accident to file an official lawsuit. If this period lapses, the court may refuse to hear your case, making it essential to act promptly.
Compensation for Personal Injury Victims in Orange County
There are several types of compensation available to people who have been involved in a serious accident. We can pursue different types of damages depending on your situation. A few common examples of the types of damages we may recover for you include:
Economic Damages: Economic damages serve as a monetary representation of the direct financial burdens a victim incurs due to an injury. They encompass tangible losses that can be calculated with relative precision. Examples include bills for medical bills, costs for repairing damaged property, and the value of income lost if the victim was rendered unable to work due to the injury. To ensure accurate compensation, it’s crucial for victims to meticulously document every expense and financial loss related to the injury. Let us fight on your behalf if you require extensive medical treatment.
Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages recognize an injured individual’s intangible setbacks. Unlike economic damages, they don’t correspond to receipts or specific financial transactions. Instead, they compensate for the subjective pain, trauma, and decreased quality of life that aren’t easily measured in monetary terms. Determining the value of non-economic damages often involves nuanced considerations, as they encompass things like the depth of emotional trauma, the severity of physical pain, and the overall impact on the victim’s day-to-day life.
Punitive Damages: Punitive damages go beyond the realm of compensation for the victim. Their primary objective is to penalize the wrongdoer for exceptionally negligent or intentionally harmful conduct. By imposing a financial penalty on the defendant, these damages serve as a potent deterrent, discouraging the defendant and others from engaging in similar behavior in the future. Punitive damages signal society’s condemnation of particularly egregious misconduct, emphasizing the importance of accountability and responsibility.
California Injury Attorneys
Why Choose Us?
Our personal injury attorneys have won numerous, multi-million dollar awards in cases throughout California, sometimes against nearly impossible odds. Founding Partner Rob Marcereau handles every case personally. Put our experience and compassion to work for you.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney at MLG Personal Injury & Accident
When it comes to personal injury, time is of the essence. The earlier you seek advice from a lawyer, the higher your likelihood of recovering the compensation you need. MLG Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers offer free consultations, ensuring everyone can access justice. Our dedicated team is ready to listen, advise, and fight for your rights.
Don’t face this journey alone. Let our team guide you every step of the way. Contact us today and take the first step toward justice.
Defective Highway Design
Judgment against the California Department of Transportation for defective highway design in Los Angeles.
Defective Bridge Design
Settlement from the California Department of Transportation for defective bridge design in San Francisco.
Judgment for emotional distress damages suffered by an accident victim in Irvine.
Settlement for motorcyclist who was injured when a semi-truck made an improper right turn in front of him.
Settlement for a motorcycle accident victim who lost a testicle due to collision with a car who ran a red light.
Settlement for an accident victim who was cut off by a car making a left-hand turn on PCH in Laguna Beach.
Why Do People Choose Us?
Because We Win.
Though nothing can undo the injuries you have sustained and the pain you have suffered, the compensation you obtain through an injury claim can help you through the recovery process. At Marcereau Law Group we know what it takes to successfully resolve your personal injury case, whether through settlement or, if the insurance company is not willing to pay the full value of your case, by going to court and getting a judgment. Through our experience and know-how, our attorneys can anticipate the opposition and stay two steps ahead of them at every stage of the case.
Marcereau Law Group is proud to work for real people and obtain results that have a real impact on their lives. We encourage you to read through some of the results we have obtained for other Californians. These results are just a sampling of the enormous successes we have achieved on behalf of our clients.
Cases We Handle
We have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of injured motorists, throughout California. We fight for car accident victims who have been injured by negligent or drunk drivers.
We specialize in handling cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries such as spinal injury, paralysis, or traumatic brain injuries. We have the resources to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies and hire the best medical and accident reconstruction experts to get fair compensation for life-changing injuries.
Our lawyers routinely handle the extremely delicate subject matter of child injury or child abuse, including cases involving playground injuries, school or church abuse/hazing cases, or incidents involving children.
Dog bite injuries can be life-changing, as they often involve not only painful wounds, but disfigurement and scarring. Our attorneys are experienced in handling and recovering for serious injuries caused by dog bites.
Motorcycle accidents are a fact of life in California. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of motorcycle accidents and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf in injured motorcyclists.
Uber and Lyft accidents happen every day. Our attorneys have handled numerous, multi-million dollar injury claims against Ridershare companies caused by negligent acts of their drivers. This is a complicated area of law and we are experienced in holding Rideshare companies responsible for their drivers’ negligence.
Accidents caused by semi-trucks almost always result in catastrophic injury or death. Our attorneys know how to fight against the big trucking companies to hold them responsible for the careless driving of their truck drivers.
Our attorneys have represented numerous families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness or intentional acts. We understand how painful and difficult these situations can be, and do our utmost to help grieving families in their time of need.
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