Mission Viejo Personal Injury Attorney
Working in personal injury law since 2012, the team at Silverthorne Attorneys has experience handling a variety of injury cases. Everything from car accidents to dog bites to premises liability to food poisoning, Silverthorne Attorneys has been able to recover multiple seven-figure settlements for our clients. Our only goal is to make sure that you and your family get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. You have rights, and as someone who is suffering from severe injuries, you deserve to have those rights protected. That is what a personal injury lawyer at Silverthorne Attorneys is here for. We are here to make sure you do not have to do this on your own.
Our main office which is located in Ladera Ranch is just minutes from Mission Viejo. If you are not able to make it to our office, we will happily come to you.
No Fees Upfront
We know that one of the reasons people decide not to hire an attorney is because they are afraid it will cost too much. However, Silverthorne Attorneys works on a contingency fee basis. This means that we receive our fees from a portion of the settlement. Our attorneys fees are calculated as a percentage of our client’s net recovery. We also work with doctors who accept liens. This means that you will not have to pay for medical care out of pocket. We work hard to make sure that all of your medical expenses will be covered.
You should not worry about finances when you are healing from your injuries. Your sole focus during this time should be on getting your life back to normal. We will handle the heavy lifting of your claim.
Common Claims Made in Personal Injury
Most, if not all personal injury claims result in damages. Put plainly, damages are monetary rewards given due to injuries from an accident. There are two different types of damages that your personal injury lawyer will consider when they begin your claims process. They are as follows:
Special damages are any out of pocket expenses that can be determined by adding up all financial losses due to the accident. These expenses need to be proven with specificity so the attorney can add them to your claim. These special damages include:
- Repair and replacement of damaged property;
- Lost wages and loss of future earning potential;
- Medical expenses;
- Past, present, and future if the injuries are long-lasting and require lifelong care.
Special damages are easier to recover in a settlement because an exact dollar amount has already been calculated. For example, if you receive medical treatment for your injuries, the medical billing company will have those records and your attorney can use those medical records when drafting your claim.
However, general damages can be more difficult.
Your attorney cannot easily calculate general damages, meaning that they are usually a lot more difficult to prove. There also needs to be clear a link between the actions of the at-fault party and the person who was injured. Some examples of general damages include:
- Physical pain and suffering;
- Physical disfigurement and impairment;
- Mental anguish;
- Loss of companionship;
- Paid to family members in wrongful death cases
- Lower quality of life.
General damages are difficult to calculate because, when it comes to damages such as pain and suffering, it is hard to put a dollar amount on that. Damages that fall under mental anguish are unique to everyone. Some factors that help determine an award will include the skill of the personal injury attorney, how gruesome the injuries are, and how sensitive a jury will be.
The Importance of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Acting quickly after suffering from injuries is very important. Not only seeking medical treatment but seeking out a personal injury attorney. You do not have to do any heavy lifting. Let your attorney take control of your case. They can collect the necessary evidence to get you the best settlement possible.
It is likely that if others were involved in the accident, they will also reach out to an attorney. Without adequate representation, it is unlikely that the responsible party’s insurance company will agree to a fair settlement.
Act quickly and contact us to discuss your case. Consultations with Silverthorne Attorneys are free!