We Help Locals and Tourists in Newport Beach Personal Injury Cases
Attorney Michael Ehline is the president of Ehline Law Firm PC. He still surfs the fast waves of this alluring timeless community to this very day. There are many ways to get injured here. There are bars and eateries where alcohol freely flows.
There are potholes and poorly marked construction zones. It has its fair share of loose dogs that bite. Drunks in cars lose control and crash. Burns and scalds and other work-related mishaps occur along the boat docks.
Hazards of Self-Representation
There are other dangers presented for both wealthy and poor alike. Going it alone is only an option if you are highly trained and can devote time. The bottom line is you need help if you are hurt here. Your injury could be due to the negligence of business, the city, or wayfarer just passing through. Consulting locals like the Newport Beach personal injury attorneys at our firm is always a plus.
We will give you an honest assessment of your potential case. We are the first to agree that money can never entirely repair the damaged heart or soul of an afflicted individual. But when balancing the potential life-altering factors of a severe calamity, a recent accident victim is not always thinking clearly.
We know that you will be confused. Furthermore, you have bills, need pain medicine. Maybe you need to attend frequent hospital visits? It’s probably a good idea to get someone in your corner. Would be happy to get you on some equal footing again. We try and bring order from the chaos and calamity. We help with these day to day, devastating events occurring in this fair city. We think you should call us.
Competent to Represent You In All Types of Injury Claims
Retaining Excellent Personal Injury Lawyers Is Crucial
Employing Newport Beach accident attorneys may just be one of the most critical and decisive factors you ever have to deal with in your entire life. Finding the best injury lawyers you can hire should be of primary concern to you or your loved ones who are relying on you to bring home the bacon.
You had better believe that insurance adjusters are looking at the track record of your newly retained attorneys, and so should you. Getting a lurch, or lazy attorney will most certainly mean doom for your case.
Getting a lawyer who is not even familiar with the areas’ judges, courts, or insurance adjustors can also significantly affect your chances at a fair settlement, which could force a long and arduous trial without the proper evidence and case work up. It is crucial to speak to Ehline Law Firm PC before you speak to anyone else about your potential lawsuit. We can help obviate the potential train wreck that goes along with making a wrong decision.
Newport Beach Car Accident Attorney
Auto accidents each year in the U.S. are responsible for approximately three million injuries. About two million of these injuries are permanent. Ehline Law takes car accidents seriously in the local community of Newport Beach. We use our legal expertise in preparing every case for the injured auto accident victim. Thus, our commitment ensures the best possible representation for the crash victim.
Important Post Accident Tips Newport Beach Auto Accidents
Newport Beach has a reputation as an upscale community. It also has a history of the police discriminating against out of towners. Whether that historical bias for residents is still as glaring as it once was today, is a matter of opinion. You may have to get the police involved after a wreck. Most important is when you are in a bad wreck, you have a duty to exchange information. Calling the police is not always mandatory.
Hence, some people may be better off doing an over the counter traffic collision report. So some individuals with no injuries and light damage do this. Examples include cases with witness and contact info. These are more clear cut cases of liability.
Beware. In some traffic accident cases, the investigating officer may create a biased police report. These statements could hurt you. Here is a public thread discussing how Newport Beach LEO treated people. An example of police bias in these reports would be that of a typical motorcycle claim. Officers are notorious for railroading motorcyclists. We see they are fond of finding the rider to be the liable party. Police opinions in reports are hearsay. Some cops are expertly trained. Their opinion counts during the time of trial.
So yes a firm like Ehline Law could hire our accident recon expert. But it’s is hard to un-ring the bell when a cop tells the jury it was your fault. If you are severely hurt, get taken to the hospital. LEO will show up no matter what to ask some questions and poke around.
Know Your Rights Before Speaking to Police or Insurance Companies
If you do talk to Newport cops, make sure you are aware of your rights. Do not to incriminate yourself. Beware that maybe you’ll want to tell the investigators you are too shaken up. You have no duty to discuss the matter right now.
Most of all, it is not your job to decide who is at fault for a wreck. Confessing and admitting to things outside the presence of counsel is bad. More important, this can be the death knell for an otherwise windfall type of damages award.
It is better to remain silent and considered a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Even if you think it was your fault, other factors could be at play that acted in concert. There is often a chain of causation.
California Clear Comparative Negligence
Even if you are partially at fault, in California, your attorney may be able to get you paid for your injuries. Hence, this falls under the clear comparative negligence rules here. California allows an offset for your percentage of responsibility. The key is to speak immediately to a reputable lawyer. There is an excellent post-accident checklist located here. Click if you want to learn more about the best practices to protect your legal and medical rights.
Contacting Ehline Law Firm PC after you are in a wreck is an important step to recovery. When we are building your case, we will use all the evidence. We will take stock of what we recover from the scene of the accident. Hence, we will use your vehicle, road conditions, medical reports, and witness statements. We will use any other document or thing to build the case. We will use our experts to investigate the facts. Of particular interest, we will aggressively go against the insurance company.
Thus, we go after any other negligent party. Hence, or commitment is to our physically challenged clients. Furthermore, we make it a responsibility to ensure the defense of your rights. It’s probably a good idea to pick up that phone and call us now. It can’t hurt to schedule an appointment at (888) 400-9721.
Urgency is Of Utmost Importance
Consult legal counsel must be done as soon as practicable after a serious mishap. There are crucial timing factors, which if unmet, can bar you from suing for your serious ailments and harm. For example, did you know you only have six months to sue a government defendant from the date of your calamity?
Also, did you know that the State of California has a different statute of limitations for both personal injury and property damage? That is a lot to know. An immediate investigation must take place. If not, you could potentially miss out on suing a potential state actor. Hence, you could allow the remaining defendants to point their finger at the empty defendant’s chair. Most important, going broke is a real possibility when you do nothing. You could be lucky just to get a significantly reduced award.
Newport Beach Accident and Injury Cases We Can Help You With
Ehline assists in a vast array of accident and injury cases as follows:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Motorcycle Wrecks
- Boating Collisions and Drowning
- Elderly Abuse
We help with many types of personal injuries including:
- Brain Injury
- Burns and Scalds
The matters above are just a few types of cases for which we provide legal assistance.
But How Can I Pay for My Attorney and All These Other Costs? I am Broke
So above is a question we hear all the time from leery potential new clients. Ehline has the answer most unrepresented individuals want to hear. We advance costs and get our fees upon conclusion of the case. We comprehend that dealing with the drama, trauma and stress from an uninvited catastrophe are already too much for most poor souls.
But never fear, we are a cut above. We make it happen for you with our no recovery no fee promise. In addition to our no win no attorney’s fee policy, we pay case advancements. So we loan all reasonable and necessary litigation expenses up front. Hence, we cover upfront deposition fees and costs to file the lawsuit. Process servers, mediation costs and even medical and other experts are expensive. So we eat this burden initially. Thus, we are willing to get paid later, after a successful outcome.
Also, this one of the reasons we only take on a case that we feel has legal merit. Beyond that, we go out of our way to serve you. So we want to help you where you are. Therefore, we are available for home or hospital visits. Noteworthy, we can even send transportation to you. Last, you can come to our offices on our dime, while you are convalescing.
So we understand that you may be unable to travel under your power. Most of all, we have thought of everything. Therefore, you know we have left no courtesy disregarded. Particularly relevant, we are in constant pursuit of your confidence in us.
What Steps Must I Take To Hire Ehline Law Firm?
Contacting our Newport Beach accident attorneys is the first step in letting us act as your legal sword and shield of justice. We will make you feel secure. Thus, we leave no stone unturned in our mission to give you an honest opinion. We will take care of the other documentation and of pursuing other information that you seek.
Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC has served the Newport Beach and Orange County community. Ehline first acted as a U.S. Marine. But now he serves as a passionate, responsible and ethical lawyer. He has done so for many years. Our firm is the holder of the Coveted Circle of Legal Trust Whitelist award.
We have multiple Super Lawyers Rising Star Awards. Ehline has been in the local Newport Beach commercial transportation industry. The firm is known by friend and foe alike. Our brand is as an ethical, eager and tenacious legal warriors.
High Peer Ratings
So in addition to having the largest client and peer ratings, we are also a cut above the rest. Going the extra mile is who we are both inside and outside of the courthouse. If you lost a wage earner, we understand your concerns. Getting knocked out of the workforce due to injury means being broke. Bills are piling up fast.
The legal representation for personal injuries we provide operates to put you back in the drivers’ seat. Even a cursory examination of our enduring character and enormous victories achieved shows this truth. Therefore, we deserve your business. To find out additional information from a true legal sage.
Get a no hassle, no charge legal consultation right over the phone. Of particular concern, you can stay home and avoid traffic and delays. It seems like a good idea to put our proven record of success to work for you now. Don’t you agree? Call to learn more. Se Habla Español. Call (888) 400-9721.
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