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Without the right legal representation, a personal injury dispute can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Fortunately for you, our decades of experience are at your disposal.

While no one can undo the damage that brought you here, having the right legal team on your side makes a world of difference. At our firm, we combine legal and emotional intelligence so that we can effectively handle your case while providing the personal support you deserve.

3 Things You Should Know about California Personal Injury Law

Proving fault is everything.

California personal injury law follows a strict comparative negligence rule. In other words, winning your case requires proving that the other party is more than 50% at fault for the accident. If you’re found to be partially responsible, you can still win your case — you just won’t be able to collect quite as much compensation as you would if the other side were 100% at fault.

You can file on behalf of a loved one.

Certain scenarios will allow you to file a personal injury claim on behalf of a loved one who’s unable to do so themselves. For instance, if you have a spouse or family member who’s incapacitated or was killed in an accident caused by someone else, you can (and should) file on their behalf. This occurrence is common in cases involving traumatic brain injuries, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death.

There is a time limit.

In California, the time limit (or “statute of limitations”) for most personal injury cases is two years. This means you have two years from the day you get hurt (or discover symptoms from a delayed injury) to file a claim and begin the process of financial recovery. The big takeaway from this rule: it pays to act sooner rather than later. Don’t wait to contact us and get started on your claim so we can help you avoid any legal or financial repercussions.

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Personal injury cases we handle

Car & Motorcycle Accidents

From fender benders to catastrophic highway accidents, we’re well-versed in all types of auto accident claims. If you’re hurt, consult with us about your case.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents

Not all auto accidents involve two cars. When a driver fails to respect your safety as a bicyclist or pedestrian, you have every right to hold them accountable.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Many senior citizens aren’t as well-looked-after as they should be. If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being neglected or abused, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Medical Malpractice

When a medical professional makes a harmful mistake, it is up to the patient (or the patient’s family) to hold them responsible and ensure future patients aren’t harmed.

Dangerous Drug Injuries

A specific form of medical malpractice, dangerous drug injuries occur when doctors prescribe the wrong medicines or fail to disclose potentially harmful side effects.

Brain Injuries

Head traumas can be caused by whiplash, slip and falls, or a number of other incidents. Talk to us about how best to approach your case.

Other Serious Injuries

Serious injuries — meaning those that have a lasting impact in your life — generally yield higher payouts. Our team is especially effective in handling these cases.

Wrongful Death

While no amount of money can make up for the wrongful death of a loved one, we will fight relentlessly to help you recover financially and hold the right people accountable.

5 Locations to Serve You

At the Law Offices of Steven Zwick, our sole priority is offering outstanding legal counsel and personal support to families who have been victimized by personal injuries. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our five locations (in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Hills, and Aliso Viejo) to get the legal guidance you need.