Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been seriously injured, you probably have a lot of questions about your right to compensation, who is to blame, and whether you need an attorney. While every case is different, we hope to offer some insight on common questions related to personal injury actions in California. In addition to reviewing the following frequently asked questions (FAQ), please feel free to call our offices at (714) 881-7300 to speak with a Santa Ana personal injury attorney about your specific case. Your initial consultation is free and confidential!
What types of cases does your firm handle?
At KAL Attorneys, we take on personal injury and wrongful death actions of all kinds, including those involving motor vehicle accidents (cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and cyclists), dog bites, trip and fall accidents, and defective products. If you were injured because of another’s negligence, we may be able to help.
What is my case worth?
While it is impossible to determine the worth of a case without a complete investigation and analysis of all losses you have suffered, we can say that your claim may involve compensation for lost earnings, future loss of earnings, emotional trauma, medical bills, ongoing treatment, and property damage. With every personal injury case our attorneys handle, we strive to maximize our client’s compensation to help him or her rebuild and move on.
What are contingency fees?
Our Santa Ana personal injury lawyers handle cases on contingency, which means our legal fees are contingent upon the outcome of a case. We only get paid if we recover a settlement or award on behalf of our client. Instead of worrying about how you will pay for an attorney, you can focus on healing and moving on while we pursue the highest amount of compensation possible.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
At KAL Attorneys, you pay nothing for our legal services unless – and until – there is a recovery on your behalf. You do not have to worry about upfront costs, and our fee will be a percentage of your settlement or award, which we will agree upon ahead of time. We only get paid if you do.
What if I’m partially at fault?
In California, the principle of contributory negligence may apply if you were partially to blame for your accident and resulting injuries. This would mean that your total award or settlement may be reduced by whatever percentage you were at fault. If you were found to be 10% to blame, your award would be reduced by 10%. If you are more than 50% to blame, however, you would not be entitled to compensation from the other party.