Aliso Viejo Personal Injury Lawyer
Since opening our practice in 2012, Silverthorne Attorneys has been able to recover multiple, seven-figure settlements for our clients. As personal injury lawyers, we believe that our clients deserve the best representation possible. We have dedicated our practice to helping those who are suffering from serious injuries because of the negligent actions of others. Whether that be a car accident, dog bite, slip-and-fall, etc.
Our main office is located in Ladera Ranch, which is just 20 minutes from Aliso Viejo. Because of this,s if you can’t come to our office, we will come to you. It doesn’t matter if your injuries are keeping you in the hospital or at home.
We pride ourselves on making sure that the needs of our clients come first. We do not believe that you should tackle your case alone. The legal system is extremely complex and the insurance adjuster will use this against you. Contact a personal injury lawyer in our office to get started on your case. Consultations are free.
Do you Have a Case?
We will help you figure out whether or not you have a case. And we know that people are hesitant to reach out to an attorney after an accident, especially when they aren’t experiencing symptoms right away. However, injuries can take days or even weeks to manifest. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer to begin your case, guarantees that you will not only get the representation you need but also the medical treatment you need. Knowing whether you have a case or not is our job. Most personal injury cases are based on evidence showing negligence.
The Elements of Negligence
A negligence claim is based on four elements; duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. When putting together your personal injury claim; whether it be a car accident, dog bite, slip-and-fall, etc., all of these things need to be considered. We know that most of our clients are not familiar with these elements, however, we are well versed in them.
Duty of Care
Duty of care implies that there is an obligation to avoid injuring someone or placing them in danger’s path. In most personal injury cases, everyone has some duty of care toward others. For instance, a dog owner has a duty of care to those who come into contact with their dog. Simply put, it is up to the owner to keep everyone around their animal safe. Here, the duty of care is clear.
In other cases, determining duty of care can be difficult. This is because there are no set laws on how people should act; it is only implied.
Breach of Duty
Once your personal injury lawyer determines that there is a duty of care, there is the question of whether the person or entity who owed you the duty lived up to it. If they did not live up to their duty, then the at-fault party was negligent or careless. This means the at-fault party breached their duty to keep you or your loved one safe and created or allowed a dangerous situation to occur.
In some cases, it’s not difficult to prove that there was a breach of duty. In other cases, your personal injury attorney may have to dig a little deeper to prove that there was a breach in duty of care. Every attorney in our office has years of experience proving duty of care.
Once we prove that there is a breach in care, we have to establish that the at-fault party is legally responsible for your injuries. However, in some circumstances the other person may claim that even if they were negligent, that negligence was not the sole cause of the accident. As your attorneys, it is up to us to prove that the breach in care of duty is what caused the accident..
Once we prove that the breach in duty of care is the cause of your injuries, that is when we look at the overall damages. Damages refers to physical and emotional injuries such as property damage, loss of income, etc. These are all the result of the accident. When it comes time to negotiate your settlement, your overall damages will be a main point of contention. Rest assured, everyone in our office has experience dealing with insurance adjusters and can recover damages for our clients.
If you are suffering from injuries due to the negligence of another, contact us to discuss your case. Consultations are free!