Timothy J. Ryan & Associates provides aggressive, effective, and compassionate representation to Orange County victims who were injured by a driver, property owner, healthcare provider, or anyone else whose carelessness contributed to an injury. With more than 35 years of experience as an Orange County personal injury attorney, Timothy J. Ryan is well positioned to help injury victims receive the financial justice they deserve.
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries in Orange County. They occur when drivers of cars or trucks collide with motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, or other cars.
Why do Orange County traffic accidents occur?
Common explanations for motor vehicle accidents in Orange County include:
Of course, accidents can happen for uncommon reasons, as well. Improperly fastened cargo that falls from a truck and an officer’s failure to follow law enforcement policies governing high speed chases are just two examples of the many additional acts of negligence that can lead to tragic results on Orange County roads.
In terms of raw numbers, Anaheim and Santa Ana lead Orange County in the number of traffic accidents causing injuries. Cities in Orange County with the most motor vehicle accidents per 1,000 residents are:
Statistics show that, compared to other California cities of their size, accidents involving DUI are particularly likely to occur in Santa Ana, Orange, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach.
The compensation an injury victim will receive as the result of a motor vehicle accident depends upon the extent of the injury and whether the victim shared responsibility for the accident. As a practical matter, the responsible driver’s insurance policy limits may also play a role in determining the settlement value of an injury claim.
Catastrophic injuries require funding for a lifetime of care. Catastrophic injuries usually involve brain damage or trauma to the spinal cord. Brain injuries often limit the ability of the accident victim to provide for his or her own care. Spinal injuries may lead to paralysis. Catastrophic injuries may also involve organ damage or the amputation of a limb, resulting in prolonged hospitalization and lengthy rehabilitation.
Other disabling injuries may also reduce an accident victim’s earning capacity or cause the victim to endure a lifetime of pain. Neck, knee, and back injuries often have lasting consequences that merit substantial compensation.
When personal injuries result in death, families count on Timothy J. Ryan & Associates to bring wrongful death claims against negligent drivers (and in the case of company vehicles, their employers). Wrongful death compensation replaces lost income and sends a message about the value of the love and companionship that the victim provided to family members.
All Orange County businesses have a duty to keep their premises safe for customers. The most common violation of that duty is the failure to notice and correct a hazard that causes a customer to slip or trip.
Falls can occur because a supermarket fails to clean a spill in its aisle, because a business fails to repair a pothole in its parking lot, or because an extension cord is stretched across an area where customers walk. Loose carpeting, damaged stair treads, and improper maintenance of slippery floors all contribute to falls.
Falls lead to broken bones (particularly wrists, arms, and ankles) as well as serious head injuries. A fall can be particularly dangerous for elderly accident victims. More than 95% of hip fractures in senior citizens are caused by falling.
Homeowners also have an obligation to keep their premises safe. They can be held accountable for negligence when they fail to keep neighborhood children away from a swimming pool, fail to warn visitors about holes in the ground or other dangerous property conditions, or leave firearms where children might find them.
Homeowners insurance, like premises liability insurance maintained by businesses, can be a source of compensation for injury victims. If you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of an Orange County property owner, Timothy J. Ryan & Associates’ personal injury lawyers in Orange County can help you obtain an injury settlement that will help you put your life back on track.
Doctors save lives, but when they are careless, they can destroy lives. Timothy J. Ryan & Associates represents individuals who have been harmed due to:
If you think you were injured or believe a loved one died due to medical malpractice, contact Timothy J. Ryan & Associates immediately. Steps need to be taken to assure that the hospital or clinic does not alter or destroy records that would reveal their negligent conduct.
Timothy J. Ryan & Associates represents Orange County injury victims who are suffering due to another person’s negligence. Other cases we handle include:
A personal injury attorney can inform you of your rights and help you to determine what options you have moving forward. Failing to take proper action could make you ineligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
At Timothy J Ryan Associates., we are backed by winning results. Not only have we handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits, but more than 99% of them have been settled successfully—resulting in tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
$647,500.00 Truck v. Auto Head Injuries
$4,200,000 Wrongful Death
$4,500,000 Auto Crash