A personal injury accident can result in severe injuries and significant financial losses. You have legal rights if you or someone you love sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence or intentional actions. You should not be stuck paying all the bills in this situation. Injured victims have the right to pursue reimbursement from responsible parties.
Attorney Mark Robinson is a skilled Newport Beach personal injury lawyer who can help you pursue the compensation you’re entitled to receive. Contact our office online or calling (949) 720-1288 today to schedule an initial consultation for a free case evaluation.
Why Choose Mark Robinson, Esq. as Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Newport Beach?
Whether you’re dealing with an auto accident, rideshare accident, or another type of injury, Mr. Robinson is here to help. We understand what a stressful and emotional time this is for you and your family.
Here are a few reasons to hire our Newport Beach injury lawyers:
- Mr. Robinson has over 50 years of litigation experience, earning some of California’s largest personal injury verdicts.
- We have the skills and financial resources to pursue a case against any defendant.
- You won’t be responsible for attorney fees or any out-of-pocket costs unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
When choosing a Newport Beach personal injury attorney, you need someone who isn’t afraid to stand up to the defendants, even large corporations. Not all cases will go to trial, but it’s best to choose an attorney who can represent you whether a case resolves pre-litigation or goes to trial. Attorney Mark Robinson won’t back down, no matter who the defendant is. Some of our historic multi-million verdicts were against well-known corporations and auto manufacturers.
Types of Cases a Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Handles
Numerous incidents can give rise to a personal injury case.
Attorney Mark Robinson is well-versed in all types of personal injury matters and routinely handles cases involving:
- Auto accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Truck accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Boating accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Rideshare accidents,
- Drunk driving accidents,
- Defective products,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries, and
- Wrongful death.
If you don’t see your accident type on the list, that doesn’t mean we cannot assist you. Please schedule a consultation so we can review the facts of your accident and advise you on the best course of legal action.
Determining What Your Personal Injury Case Is Worth
Understanding what your injury case is worth can be challenging. As the victim, you might likely assume your case is worth more than it is. With Mark Robinson, Esq. you’ll receive an objective and realistic viewpoint when you hire a personal injury lawyer in Newport Beach.
Some factors will impact your potential settlement value, including:
- Type and severity of your injuries,
- The overall total damages, and
- Amount of available insurance coverage.
You can divide your damages into two main categories — economic and non-economic. Your economic damages include tangible financial losses such as lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage. Your non-economic damages are more challenging to calculate because their value is subjective. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and more.
Proving Liability in a California Personal Injury Case
Before collecting any compensation, you need to prove one or more other parties are responsible for your injuries. California is a pure comparative negligence state. That means you can collect compensation for your injuries, even if you are partially responsible for the accident. However, your percentage of liability will be deducted from your overall payment. For example, if you are 10% at fault, you could collect 90% of the damages. If you are 75% at fault, you will collect 25%.
To successfully prove liability, you must also provide evidence of the four elements of negligence.
Duty of Care
The first element is the duty of care.
The defendant must have owed you some duty of care. This element is often the easiest to prove. For example, all motorists owe each other a duty to exercise reasonable care when driving by following all traffic regulations and rules.
Breach of Duty
The second element is a breach.
You must show the defendant breached this duty of care. That means they were careless or intentionally violated the duty by engaging in a particular behavior or failing to do something. Someone running a red light or driving under the influence of alcohol breached their duty of reasonable care.
Causation is the third element in a liability dispute.
You need to show that the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries. Consider someone who runs a red light and T-bones your car. You have severe injuries from the impact, which would be the causation link you need to show liability.
The final element in proving liability is damages.
You must show financial losses from the incident. Using a car accident example, imagine a scenario where your vehicle suffered no property damage, and you had a minor backache that went away a week later. If you did not see a doctor, have repairs to your vehicle, or miss any time from work, you won’t likely prevail on the fourth element of damages.
Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Newport Beach, CA
You are under no legal obligation in California to hire a lawyer to represent you. However, even seemingly minor personal injuries can become complicated claims. There may be legal issues that need addressing and multiple involved parties. That means you could be dealing with several insurance companies and defense attorneys. If you are an accident victim, you need a legal advocate on your side to protect your rights.
Don’t be surprised if the defendant’s insurance adjuster tries to dissuade you from hiring a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer. They will tell you that you’re better off handling your claim without legal representation. Remember, the defendant’s insurance company isn’t looking out for your best interests. They are protecting their insured and the company’s bottom line. Their priority is to reduce the company’s exposure and overall payout.
Settling your injury claim without legal representation only benefits the defendant’s insurance company, not you.
How a Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Case
If you’ve never dealt with the California civil court system, you might be wondering what a personal injury attorney does and how we can help your case.
Here’s a look at what attorney Mark Robinson could do for you if you sustained injuries caused by another party.
- We will open an independent investigation and identify all potentially responsible parties.
- We will help you locate medical providers to treat your injuries if you are not already seeking medical treatment.
- We will gather all pertinent evidence to support your claim for damages, including medical records, police reports, employment records, etc.
- If necessary, we will also hire experts who can provide insight on how the accident occurred or whether your treatment was reasonable and necessary.
- Your attorney will handle all communication with the defendant’s insurance company and attorney, including settlement negotiations.
- If your case is still not resolved close to the statute of limitations, your attorney will file a lawsuit before the legal deadline expires.
Should your case need to be litigated, it’s best if you have already retained an attorney in the early stages of your injury claim. This way, your Newport Beach personal injury attorney has taken the necessary steps to build a strong case from day one.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases in California
You do not have unlimited time to file a lawsuit against the party who caused you harm. There is a legal deadline, known as the statute of limitations. In most cases, you only have two years from the accident to file a lawsuit for your injuries. There are some exceptions to this rule, so you should speak with our experienced personal injury attorneys in Newport Beach.
Contact a Newport Beach, CA, Personal Injury Attorney
Contact Mr. Robinson to schedule an initial consultation if you are considering hiring a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer. With over five decades of litigation experience, Mark Robinson, Esq. stands ready to help. You want an attorney who is a strong negotiator and not afraid to go up against defendants in court.
We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and build the best case possible. Our experience speaks for itself. We’ve worked on some of the most prominent trial verdicts in California history. We stand ready to take on any defendant, no matter how threatening they seem.