Southern California Personal Injury Attorneys

Accidents can turn your world upside down in an instant. That's why we're here at the Law Offices of Steven Zwick. We understand that after an accident, you're dealing with physical injuries, emotional stress, and often financial burdens.

An experienced attorney can make a huge difference in your recovery process by helping you deal with the legal system, fighting for your rights, and advocating for you to receive the compensation you deserve. We've spent years honing our skills, and we're proud to serve clients from Aliso Viejo to Anaheim to Yorba Linda, California. 

We know firsthand the challenges that come with personal injuries — the legal issues, the insurance companies, and the stress. But here's the thing: you don't have to endure those alone. We're here to guide you every step of the way. 

Compassionate Guidance

Getting an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions is a terrible experience. That's why we approach each case with empathy and compassion.

We'll answer your questions, address your concerns, and explain the legal process in a way that's easy to understand. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in our ability to handle your case. 

But don't mistake our compassion for weakness. When it comes to insurance companies, we're tenacious. We won't back down or let them take advantage of you. We'll fight for your rights with the goal of ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve.

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How Long You Have to Take Action

In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is typically two years from the date of the accident. This means you have two years to initiate legal proceedings. However, there are some exceptions to the statutes of limitations which include: 

  • Exceptions for Minors: If the victim of an auto accident is a minor, the statute of limitations doesn't begin until they reach the age of 18. This means they would have until their 20th birthday to file a lawsuit. 

  • Government Entities: If your accident involves a government vehicle or government property and you intend to file a claim against a government entity, you have a much shorter timeframe. In such cases, you must file a claim within six months of the accident date. 

  • Discovery Rule: Sometimes, injuries or damages from an accident aren't immediately apparent. In these instances, the "discovery rule" might apply, which allows the statute of limitations to start from the date you discovered the injury, rather than the date of the accident. 

  • Disability or Incapacitation: If you are incapacitated or legally disabled at the time of the accident, the timer on your statute of limitations may be paused until you are capable of filing a claim. 

  • Wrongful Death: In the tragic event of a death, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is typically two years from the date of the deceased’s death, which may differ from the date of the accident. 

Understanding these exceptions and acting within the appropriate timeframe is crucial to the success of your case. We can help you navigate these timelines and ensure that your rights are protected. Don't wait too long to seek legal assistance; contact us to discuss your case today. 

Cases We Handle

At the Law Offices of Steven Zwick, we specialize in a wide range of personal injury cases. From minor fender benders to serious, life-altering collisions, our experienced team is equipped to handle your situation with the professionalism and expertise you deserve. Here's a closer look at the cases we manage: 

Car Accidents

Car accidents can lead to severe injuries and significant damages. We're committed to ensuring that the negligent party is held accountable and that you're compensated for your losses. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries due to the lack of protection riders have. We understand the unique challenges associated with these cases and are prepared to fight for your rights. 

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists have every right to be on the road, but unfortunately, they are often overlooked by other motorists. If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, we're here to help. 

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable people on the road. If you've been struck by a car or other vehicle, we'll work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents typically lead to catastrophic injuries due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle these complex cases. 

Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have added a new layer of complexity to personal injury cases. If you've been involved in a rideshare accident, you can count on us to seek the insurance payout you're entitled to.

Nursing Home Abuse

It's a sad reality that nursing home abuse is all too common these days. Whether due to understaffing, improper training, or staff burnout, this form of abuse can take many forms and cause untold harm to our most vulnerable citizens. But we're here to help. We'll fight tirelessly to hold those responsible accountable and ensure your loved ones are protected. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Injuries to the brain can be life-altering and require ongoing care. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence, we'll work relentlessly to secure the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is always devastating, but when it's caused by someone else's negligence, it's even more heart-wrenching. We're here to provide compassionate, dedicated legal representation for California residents seeking wrongful death lawsuits.  

Dangerous Drug Injuries

If you've been harmed by a dangerous or defective drug, we're on your side. We'll fight the pharmaceutical companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Catastrophic Injuries

Recovering from a catastrophic injury can be overwhelming. We'll help you navigate your new normal along with the legal process, and we'll work hard to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Medical Malpractice

When healthcare professionals fail in their duty of care, the results can be disastrous. We have the expertise to handle complex medical malpractice cases and will strive to hold negligent parties accountable. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can drastically change your life. We understand the challenges you're facing and will advocate for you every step of the way. 


Losing a limb is a traumatic experience. We'll fight for your rights and work diligently to secure the financial compensation you need to adjust to life after amputation. 

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you'll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive. This section is designed to provide quick, helpful insights into the legal process and what you can expect when working with the Law Offices of Steven Zwick. 

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

To have a valid claim, there must be evidence of negligence or intentional wrongdoing by another party that directly resulted in your injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can help evaluate the specifics of your case to determine if you have a valid claim. 

What types of compensation can I recover?

Victims of personal injury cases may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. The exact compensation will depend on the details of your case. 

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney, hiring one can significantly increase your chances of obtaining a fair settlement. Personal injury lawyers are skilled in negotiation, understand legal procedures, and can advocate effectively on your behalf. 

What should I do immediately after an accident?

After any accident, your priority should be to seek medical attention. Then, if able, document the scene and gather any evidence (photos, contact information for witnesses, etc.). Lastly, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and understand your legal options. 

Where are your offices?

Our main office is in Mission Viejo, California, and we have offices in Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Hills, and Alison Viejo. No matter where you are in southern California, you have access to our skilled services. 

Our Approach

What makes the Law Offices of Steven Zwick different is our dedication to you. You're a person with a story, goals, and needs, and we take the time to listen and understand your unique situation. 

We don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we tailor our approach to fit your specific needs. We'll explain all your options and keep you informed throughout the entire process. We're in this together. We have a track record of securing substantial settlements from insurance companies. That's a testament to our commitment to protecting your rights. 

But it's not just about the numbers. Our team is known for their reliability, diligence, and trustworthiness. We put you first and work tirelessly to achieve positive outcomes for your case. With us, you're in good hands. 

Southern California Personal Injury Attorneys

At the Law Offices of Steven Zwick, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients. We're not just your attorneys; we're your advocates.

Our team, led by Steven Zwick and James Alquist, has a proven track record in Southern California. Don't hesitate to reach out to us. Let's put you back on the path to recovery.

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