Aaron Meyer has dedicated himself to representing the rights of individuals. When you have been injured by the negligence or intentional acts of someone else, you must be given every opportunity and resource to fully recover and receive maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and earning potential, and lasting effects of the injury.
Unfortunately, hard-working citizens are denied just compensation for harm when they did nothing wrong. Rich and powerful corporations and government entities try to use their great resources to avoid accountability and minimize financial responsibility. Insurance companies often deny claims out of hand, obstruct the process, and try to minimize their liability, even as you struggle to pay your medical bills and get your life back on track. They may tell you that the evidence does not support your claim, that you have no other options, or they just simply ignore you. You may feel paralyzed, not knowing how to fight back. You need an advocate that turn the tables.
Aaron Meyer does not back down to powerful corporations or interests, so that means you don’t either. He does not quit until justice is served. You and your family deserve the best, most dedicated advocate you can get. You need an advocate with genuine compassion and dedication. You need someone who knows how to deal with these entities and their attorneys and will relentlessly pursue your full and just recovery.
He will handle your case personally from the beginning to the end, treating you and your loved ones like family. As a trial attorney, from the moment Aaron Meyer takes your case, he is aggressively preparing to present your case at trial. So while we will seek an efficient and full settlement, he is excited to take your case all the way to a judge or jury if the other side refuses to play fairly.
Aaron Meyer Law takes personal injury cases on a “contingency fee” basis, which means you do not pay a single attorney fee unless we win. Aaron Meyer offers you a free and confidential consultation to sit down and talk about your rights and options going forward.
Why You Need Legal Counsel for a Newport Beach, CA, Personal Injury Claim
Many people experience personal injuries from the actions of others and assume that they will have minimal trouble holding them accountable. However, the civil claim process is not as easy as it may seem at first. Even seemingly straightforward claims will involve various complex procedural issues that the average person may not know how to handle. Therefore, it would be an extremely challenging and risky road to recovery if you attempted self-representation in a personal injury claim.
The average person with minimal experience with civil law would likely make errors in their court filings or miss important deadlines, leading to significant delays in the court’s handling of their claims. As a result, they may overlook available compensation and settle for less than they should. In addition, some personal injury victims are unaware of the full scope of claimable damages available to them until they consult legal counsel.
Ultimately, you are not only more likely to succeed with your claim when you have a Newport Beach personal injury attorney representing you, but legal counsel also makes the entire process much easier to manage. You will not need to juggle your procedural requirements with the court, your recovery, and your household obligations unassisted. Instead, your legal team will handle your case proceedings on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery and personal affairs.
Attorney Aaron Meyer and the team at Aaron Meyer Law have consistently received stellar reviews from past clients who have secured favorable outcomes in their cases thanks to their legal representation. Our firm takes time to carefully review every detail of a client’s claim to ensure we provide the highest possible quality of legal representation through every phase of their case.
The areas of personal injury claims in Southern California where Aaron Meyer Law can help you include:
- Automobile and Vehicle Accidents. Auto insurance is typically the first step toward recovery after a vehicle accident. However, California has a high rate of uninsured drivers, and even a successful auto insurance claim may not fully cover your losses after a severe accident. Attorney Aaron Meyer can assist you in securing maximum compensation from the appropriate insurance companies after an accident and then assist you with further legal action if necessary to ensure your recovery.
- Unsafe or Defective Drugs. Medical professionals must use the utmost care when prescribing medications. Pharmacists must fill prescriptions accurately, ensuring correct medications, correct dosages, and complete instructions for use. In addition, drug manufacturers are responsible for producing safe and effective drugs using consistent manufacturing methods. If an unsafe or defective drug harmed you, your personal injury claim might fall within the purview of medical malpractice or product liability.
- Medical Malpractice. Medical professionals have a professional duty to prevent harm to their patients. If you or a loved one was injured by negligent medical care, Attorney Aaron Meyer and his team could assist you with the problematic civil court proceedings ahead of you. We can help you prove the defendant in your claim failed to meet the appropriate standard of care and hold them accountable for your damages.
- Nursing Home Abuse. Millions of Americans trust nursing homes to care for their elderly loved ones. But unfortunately, many nursing home residents suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers. If your elderly relative has suffered any nursing home abuse, our team can assist you in uncovering the truth of the matter and hold the appropriate parties accountable for their actions.
- Wrongful Death. Not all personal injury victims survive their experiences. When a personal injury is fatal, the victim’s loved ones have the right to file a wrongful death claim instead of a personal injury action. If you recently lost a loved one due to the actions of another party, either intentional or negligent, we could help you ensure accountability with a wrongful death suit.
- Acts of Violence by Law Enforcement Officers and other Civil Rights Actions. Law enforcement officers have a professional and legal duty to preserve the rights of citizens. If you believe a police officer violated your civil rights or constitutional rights in any way, our team will assist you in holding them accountable.
- Defective Product Liability. Product manufacturers are liable for any injuries their products cause consumers. If you believe a recent personal injury occurred because of a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, our team will guide you through the product liability claim process and help you hold the manufacturer responsible for your damages.
- Slip and Falls and Premises Liability. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their properties are safe for lawful guests, visitors, and customers. If you suffered a slip and fall or another injury due to a property owner’s negligent care of their property, you have the right to file a civil claim against them under California’s premises liability laws.
- Injuries to Passengers of Public Transportation. Common carriers have to ensure safe travel for their paying passengers. If you were injured on a bus or other form of public transit, our firm would help you file a civil claim against the common carrier and secure compensation for your damages.
- Assault and Battery. While many personal injury claims pertain to acts of negligence, some result from intentional violence. If you were assaulted and injured by another person, they would face not only criminal charges but also civil liability for your damages.
- Claims Against the Government—Federal Tort Claims Act. If your personal injury resulted from negligence from a government employee, suing the government is very different from filing a personal injury claim against another private party. Attorney Aaron Meyer has extensive experience with criminal court proceedings involving the government and can assist you in a tort claim against a government entity.
Personal injuries occur in many ways, and there are specific steps that must be completed for the plaintiff to secure compensation for their losses. Therefore, the first phase of any personal injury case is determining liability for the incident in question.
If you believe another party is responsible for your recent personal injury, your Newport Beach personal injury lawyer can help you gather evidence to support your case. This may include physical evidence from the scene of the incident in question, testimony from witnesses who saw your injury occur, and recorded media like traffic camera data, dashcam footage, and even security camera footage from private residences and businesses. Attorney Aaron Meyer is prepared to thoroughly investigate every detail of your claim to assist you in gathering the evidence you need to prove liability.
California is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning a plaintiff in a personal injury claim still has the right to recover damages even if they bear partial responsibility for causing those damages. If you have any concerns about the defendant in your claim alleging comparative fault, your attorney will assist you in minimizing the fault you absorb in your case. If the judge handling your personal injury claim finds you partially responsible for the incident in question, they will assign you a fault percentage based on your level of contribution to the incident. You then lose this percentage of your case award.
Damages and Compensation for Newport Beach Personal Injury Claims
The personal injury laws of California allow plaintiffs in personal injury cases to seek compensation for all losses caused by the defendants named in their claims. Therefore, it can be difficult to accurately assess the full scope of your damages immediately after your personal injury, but Attorney Aaron Meyer and his team will carefully review the details of your situation to help you calculate the full range of damages you can include in your claim. Typically, plaintiffs in personal injury cases can expect to recover two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are repaid 1:1 by the defendant and are typically easy to prove. The plaintiff must produce records such as hospital bills, property repair invoices, and other documentation showing the full scope of the economic losses incurred from the defendant’s actions. Property damage, lost income, and medical expenses are the most commonly cited economic damages in California personal injury claims. However, plaintiffs need to remember they have the right to seek compensation for both immediate and anticipated future losses. For example, you not only have the right to seek compensation for lost income during your initial recovery but also for your lost earning potential if the defendant’s actions caused a permanent disability that prevents you from returning to work.
Non-economic damages are a bit more challenging to define. These damages seek to compensate intangible losses like physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma resulting from a personal injury. While assigning hard monetary figures to subjective issues like these may seem complicated, your attorney can use several methods to calculate reasonable pain and suffering compensation to include in your claim.
If you are likely to make a full recovery from your injury in a relatively short time, your attorney may aim for “per diem” pain and suffering compensation. This would award you a predetermined amount of compensation each day until you reach maximum medical improvement. If your injury is more severe and likely to pose long-term or permanent complications, your attorney is more likely to seek a larger lump sum on your behalf. They may multiply your claimed economic damages by a factor that reflects the severity of your injury.
Find Your Legal Team Today
Facing any personal injury claim can be daunting and frustrating, but the right attorney can make a tremendous impact on the quality of your experience with your case. Attorney Aaron Meyer is a former US Marine with extensive experience in military criminal defense, civilian criminal defense, and civil law in California. We understand the challenges facing personal injury victims in Newport Beach and aim for maximum client recovery in every case we accept.
While it may be difficult to even consider legal action in the wake of your injury or wrong, it is important to have someone you can trust handling your claim, gathering evidence of fault, assisting in your proper recovery, and making sure your rights are fully protected against insurance companies and third parties. Additionally, Federal Tort Claims, Civil Rights Actions, and California personal injury cases are all governed by strict statutes limitations that require relatively quick action. So, when you are ready to discuss your injury, harm, or loss, call Aaron Meyer Law at 949-390-5477 or fill out the form below for a free and confidential sit-down consultation.