Anaheim is one of California’s most populous – and most popular – locations. The city is home to more than 336,265 people and welcomes millions of visitors to its various attractions each year. Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, the Anaheim Convention Center, and professional sport teams including the Angels and Ducks draw tourists from across the world, making Anaheim one of the busiest hubs in southern California. Accidents – both on the road and at tourist attractions – are common in Anaheim. In fact, a 2014 report showed that Anaheim ranked first in accidents of all large cities in California. If you or someone you know was involved in an accident, then contact an Anaheim personal injury attorney Joshua Glotzer to learn about your legal rights.
How Do You Know If You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
How do you know if you need the assistance of a personal injury attorney? The answer is fairly straightforward: if you are injured in an accident and want to recover compensation from the person or person(s) who are to blame, you should seek the expertise of a personal injury attorney. Injuries sustained in Anaheim accidents can trigger significant expenses, which often exceed a victim’s ability to pay on his or her own. Filing a personal injury claim for damages can help to mitigate the financial stress that accompanies accidents and injuries.
In many cases, the party from which a victim must seek compensation is an at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurers can be tough competition and will do everything in their power to reduce the amount(s) victims are paid. An experienced attorney can help to navigate the often complicated and stressful process of recovering necessary compensation.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Personal injury is generally defined as physical, emotional, or mental harm caused by another’s action or failure to act. While physical personal injuries are the most common, the mental and emotional traumas that can be inflicted by an accident should not be underestimated.
A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can review the details your accident and assess the injuries for which may be able to recover damages through a personal injury claim.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
Whether you’re a local Anaheim resident who was injured in a car accident while driving to work or a tourist who was injured after a slip and fall at Disneyland you should contact an experienced accident attorney as soon as possible. The personal injury attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC have decades of legal experience and specialize in assisting Anaheim clients recover compensation for their injuries.
If you’ve been injured you will likely have many questions – including who may be liable and how much compensation you can recover. Our attorneys are available for free consultations to answer these and any other questions you may have. When you contact our Anaheim office we will review the details of your claim, determine who may be at-fault, and explain your legal options.
Do You Need an Anaheim Car Accident Attorney?
Anaheim is the 10th most populous city in Orange County and the 10th most populous city in the state of California. With over 3.7 million miles driven on Anaheim roadways each day, accidents are bound to happen. In 2014, 3,182 accidents in Anaheim resulted in injury and/or death.
Of those accidents, 133 involved motorcycles, 100 involved pedestrians, and 113 involved bicyclists. Another 876 were in some way caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit, while 164 were of a hit and run nature. Police made 511 DUI arrests and attributed 276 injury or fatality related deaths to the use of alcohol. Drivers in Anaheim, when compared with other cities of similar size and population, are more likely to be involved in an accident and/or sustain an injury. A qualified injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you need to recover from your injuries
Involved In an Anaheim Motorcycle Accident? We Can Help.
Anaheim’s beautiful scenery makes the city incredibly attractive to California’s motorcyclists. As the weather gets warmer Anaheim roads will see an increase in motorcycle traffic, along with an increase in motorcycle accidents. In fact, Anaheim ranks third amongst other California cities of similar size and population for motorcycle accidents in the state. In 2014, 133 accidents involving motorcycles led to a rider injury or death.
Motorcycle riders are at a greater risk of severe bodily injury than other drivers if they are involved in a collision. Motorcycles are often difficult to see, lack important safety equipment such as airbags and seatbelts, and often maneuver through traffic by splitting lanes. Motorcycles, due to their two-wheeled design, are also more dangerous to operate than other vehicles on the road. Motorcyclists involved in Anaheim automobile collisions often sustain severe injuries that forever alter the way they will be able to do normal, everyday tasks. Our Anaheim motorcycle accident attorneys understand the struggles a motorcycle victim will face in the wake of an accident and are ready to help recover compensation that is required to help them heal and move on.
Were You Injured In a Big Rig Accident?
Truck drivers are often overworked and tired behind the wheel. They want to get from Point A to Point B as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, Anaheim is often included in the stretch of road between these two points. Attractions in the area also require daily deliveries – often multiple times a day – which means that Anaheim drivers are likely to encounter heavy trucking traffic. Vehicles involved in collisions with trucks typically sustain significant damage. Drivers of these vehicles rarely walk away uninjured.
Truck accident injuries can be significant – ranging from lacerations to broken bones to internal organ damage or bleeding. If you are involved in an Anaheim truck accident you should seek medical assistance immediately – regardless of how you feel. In the event that you do suffer injuries in an Anaheim truck accident our personal injury attorneys can help you recover compensation from the at-fault party.
Were You Injured at an Anaheim Tourist Attraction?
Anaheim is a bustling city – Disneyland attracted 18.2 million visitors in 2015 while more than 3 million fans were in attendance to watch the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2016. Millions more flock to Anaheim to watch the Anaheim Ducks and attend conventions and conferences at the Anaheim Convention Center. Accidents are more likely to occur when so many people are in a concentrated area. While park, stadium, and attraction staff may do their best to avoid injuries to guests and tourists, accidents still happen. In fact, Disneyland was reportedly on the receiving end of over 114 personal injury lawsuits between 2007 and 2012. Slips and falls are the most common cause of personal injury accidents, while negligence is an oft-cited cause of injuries.
Facility owners and operators are under a duty to prevent injuries to its visitors. Failure to properly execute this duty may result in personal injury lawsuits on the basis of negligence. If you or someone you know has been injured at an Anaheim tourist attraction contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. If the attraction was negligent in the maintenance and operation of its facilities you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
There may also be instances where amusement park accidents will occur because the ride is defective or a component involved is not working correctly due to faulty design. In these situations it must be proved that either the equipment, the structure or the part itself was defective and that the defect was the reason behind the injury or the passing of the victim.
Have a Slip and Fall Accident in Anaheim?
Slip and fall accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Perhaps produce at a local grocery store has fallen out of its assigned bin and you step on it while walking briskly through the aisle. Maybe a store owner is not aware that his or her roof leaks and one day during a storm a puddle accumulates, causing a customer to lose his or her footing. Or, perhaps the restaurant has loose floorboard that causes a patron to catch his or her foot and fall. Any of these scenarios could cause a slip, fall, and injury.
Property owners have a duty to provide safe and accident-free locations to people invited onto the property. Failure to provide a safe environment could lead to liability for accidents that occur as a result.
Have You Lost a Loved One in an Anaheim Accident?
Some Anaheim accidents are so severe that the victim does not survive. The loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult time, and families often bear unexpected financial burdens as they grieve. These financial burdens – including medical expenses and funeral costs – can make a difficult situation nearly impossible to bear. California permits families who have suffered the loss of a loved one as the result of another’s action or failure to act to file wrongful death claims. Through a wrongful death claim, families can seek damages to cover unexpected out of pocket costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Recovering Compensation from At-Fault Parties
Injuries sustained in Anaheim accidents can be life-altering. The Anaheim personal injury attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC have successfully recovered compensation for injuries resulting from:
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
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In many cases, lawsuits and claims for damages will be handled by an at-fault party’s insurance company. These companies are not in the business of handing out money to every person who files a claim. Rather, they will fight tooth and nail to minimize any payouts to those injured by their insured clients.
At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC, our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating with and fighting against stubborn insurance companies. Decades of experience has allowed us to gain a unique understanding of the techniques and tactics insurers employ to minimize payouts. We use this expertise in conjunction with a comprehensive understanding of California personal injury law to stay one step ahead and maximize recovery for our injured Anaheim clients. We understand that every penny counts when recovering from an injury, so we fight tirelessly to maximize payouts.
Damages for Personal Injury Claims
Anaheim accidents can cause injuries that trigger significant expenses and stress. If you or someone you know has been injured in an Anaheim accident you may be able to recover damages to compensate for:
- Past and future medical expenses related to the accident;
- Past and future lost wages related to the accident;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish, and
- Loss of consortium or companionship.
Damages for expenses and injuries resulting from a fatal accident may be available through a wrongful death claim if you have a loved one who was killed in an Anaheim accident.
Limitations to Recovery in Personal Injury Claims
California follows pure comparative negligence rules, which means that recovery will be limited if you were partially responsible for the accident that caused your injury. Compensation awarded will be reduced by the degree to which you are determined to be at fault. For example, if you are seeking $100,000 after being hit by another driver, your damages may be capped at $75,000 if a court determines that you were 25% at fault because you were speeding.
California also imposes certain restrictions on when a personal injury lawsuit may be filed. Generally, most personal injury claims for damages must be filed within 2 years of the incident. If the claim is against a government entity a special administrative claim must be filed directly with the government within 60 days. A seasoned lawyer can review your claim and ensure your claim is filed within the permitted window.
Call Anaheim Personal Injury Attorney Joshua W. Glotzer, APC Today
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact an experienced Anaheim personal injury attorney immediately. Insurance companies will immediately begin to strategize a defense, evidence may be time sensitive, and eyewitness memories will fade with time so it is incredibly important to have an attorney investigate your claim as soon as possible. The attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC have 50 years of combined experience helping personal injury victims recover the compensation they both need and require.
To learn about your legal rights and any possible claims you may have, contact us today. We will review your claim, determine which party(ies) may be at fault, and explain the process of filing a claim for damage. We understand the financial stress accidents can impose and do not want legal fees to keep victims from recovering the compensation they require. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid unless and until you recover compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation at (714) 306-9339.
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