Lake Forest Personal Injury Lawyers
Lake Forest is a wonderful place to live; low crime rates, beautiful weather, and plenty of nearby attractions to keep you and the family satisfied. Unfortunately, what Lake Forest provides in comfort and entertainment it lacks in safety. Several Lake Forest locals, as well as tourists, are left to recover from serious injuries that could have been easily prevented. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in Orange County, contact one of our Lake Forest personal injury lawyers today to receive free information that will help you make the right decision to move forward. We have a long history of success and record-breaking verdicts that will give you the confidence to leave the negotiating up to us and concentrate on getting your life back on track.
The steps you take immediately following a Lake Forest car accident may affect your ability to receive fair compensation for your losses. If you are incapacitated or unable to gather information from the crash site, you will still be able to pursue compensation. But individuals who are able to obtain at least some information or evidence from the scene of the crash may simply have an easier time getting the support they need. Whether you are hurt in a car accident or some other type of incident, an experienced Lake Forest personal injury lawyer can help you take the necessary steps to obtain the compensation you need and rightfully deserve.
Contacting the Authorities
If you or anyone else has suffered an injury, you are legally required to contact the authorities. It will be in your best interest to get your side of the story in the police report. If an officer does not arrive at the crash site, you can file a report at the station the next day. Having a police report that supports your recollection of the crash can help bolster your claim. This is true even in other types of injury incidents. For example, if your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse or negligence, it is important that you file a complaint with the administrators first. Doing so creates a record and leaves a paper trail.
Collecting Information After a Personal Injury
Here is just some of the information you would be well advised to obtain in any personal injury incident especially in car accident cases:
- Contact information: You will want the phone number, driver's license number and license plate number from any other drivers involved.
- Witnesses: If anyone witnessed the crash or the incident in question (besides a friend of yours), it would be a great idea to get it so you have an objective party to corroborate your account.
- Details: Write down the exact time and location of the incident.
- Take photos: Does your cell phone have the ability to take quality photos? If not, you should keep a disposable camera in your vehicle. It helps to have photos of the crash site or images showing your injuries. Take photos of the damage to the vehicles, skid marks, the positioning of the vehicles or debris left on the roadway. You may want to include the license plate numbers of the other vehicles involved in case you lose your notes.
- Take notes: As time passes, your recollection of how the incident occurred may become clouded. It can help to have the specifics of the crash in written form. Be specific. Refer to these notes any time you discuss your case with an insurance company or attorney.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
There are a number of reasons why it is in your best interest to see a doctor right away following an accident. Many injuries such as whiplash and other back and neck injuries can get progressively worse over time if not properly diagnosed and treated. Head injuries and internal injuries may take time to fully manifest as well. Getting prompt diagnosis and treatment for your injuries will greatly increase your chances of a speedy and full recovery. Medical records can be used in court to prove the severity of your injuries as well. Remember never to allow insurance companies or other parties (other than your attorney) access to your medical records. Always be aware of what you are signing or agreeing to.
More than Just Injury Attorneys
At Bisnar Chase, we provide our clients with more than just legal assistance. Since our inception in 1978, we have been providing a first-class experience for every client we represent. When you call our firm or meet our intake specialists, you can feel the difference that comes from a staff that is truly passionate about obtaining justice for those who have been wronged. We take pride in holding those responsible for your injuries and making sure that you and your family will be taken care of while you adjust to your new lifestyle and move on with your life.
Our commitment to helping those who are unable to help themselves extends beyond the doors of our law firm. Our entire staff participates in community outreach programs designed to give Orange County locals a boost during their time of need. We spend our own time, energy and money to participate as a group and the money that we raise is matched by John Bisnar and Brian Chase. The following is a list of programs that we are proud to be a part of and contribute to their success.
- Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook off
- Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County Resident Turkey Giveaway
- Share Our Selves (SOS) Adopt A Family Program
- HIV/AIDS Bicycle Fund raisers
- Walk Like M.A.D.D. Events
- Hit-And-Run Reward Program in conjunction with We Tip
Lake Forest Attorney Practice Areas
Having a personal injury attorney in Lake Forest who knows how to handle a variety of cases could work in your favor; our attorneys have experience settling and litigating a large number of different types of accident injury cases and have done so with a 97.5% success rate. The following are types of personal injury cases for which our firm has obtained maximum compensation for our client's injuries.
- Car Accidents
- Dog Attacks
- Employment Law
- Brain Injuries
- Bike Accidents
Contacting a skilled Lake Forest Personal Injury Attorney
The objective of insurance companies is to protect their shareholders. They will take every opportunity possible to deny a claim or offer an inadequate settlement. It may not be in your best interest to face an insurance company alone. The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have more than three decades of experience fighting insurance companies and holding wrongdoers accountable. We will remain on your side, fight for your rights and help ensure that you receive just compensation for your losses.
The steps you take immediately following a car accident may affect your ability to receive fair compensation for your losses. If you are incapacitated or unable to gather information from the crash site, you will still be able to pursue compensation. But individuals who are able to obtain at least some information or evidence from the scene of the crash may simply have an easier time getting the support they need. Whether you are hurt in a car accident or some other type of incident, an experienced Lake Forest personal injury lawyer can help you take the necessary steps to obtain the compensation you need and rightfully deserve.
Free Lake Forest office, hospital or home consultations by appointment only.
Most Dangerous Intersection in Lake Forest**
El Toro Rd & Trabuco Rd
Last 5 Years:
City of Lake Forest
Avg Auto Injuries per 1,000: 4
Lake Forest Crime Index*: 97.2
Nearby Cities Crime Indicies*
Mission Viejo: 70
Laguna Hills: 119.1
Laguna Woods: 54.2
* Crime index data taken from city-data.com. The national average is 315.5. The crime index is calculated using the population and severity of crimes vs the frequency of crimes committed.
**All intersection data is taken from the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System and is measured over the last 5 years of local and arterial street car accidents (non-highway). The data is not updated in real time.
More Unsafe Intersections in Lake Forest**
Jeronimo Rd & Trabuco Rd
El Toro Rd & Muirlands Blvd
El Toro Rd & Rockfield Blvd
** All intersection data is taken from the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System and is measured over the last 5 years of local and arterial street car accidents (non-highway). The data is not updated in real time.