Atticus Injury Law Results
Atticus Injury Law - Successes
A traumatic incident can result in some of the most challenging times in a person’s life. An accident can leave you hurt, unable to work, and with a mountain of medical debt. You have the right to seek justice and compensation for your injuries when an accident is someone else’s fault. Negotiating a settlement is one way to recover for your losses. But if the insurance company won’t agree to a fair amount, a skilled attorney can help you win compensation in court.
At Atticus Injury Law, you can expect ambitious and personable representation from an attorney with a stellar history of restoring the injured. Atticus Wegman, the founder of Atticus Injury Law, has a track record of success in holding at-fault parties and insurance companies accountable.
Atticus understands what it’s like to be where you are. He will fight until you secure compensation and justice for your injuries.
Personal Injury Settlement Amounts And Examples
When selecting an attorney to handle your accident claim, it’s important to choose one with a strong track record of favorable personal injury verdicts and settlements. Our history of successes at Atticus Injury Law demonstrates our unwavering zeal on behalf of our clients and our ability to help you achieve a successful outcome. But keep in mind that every case is different, and the value of your claim will depend on your individual facts and circumstances:
*As Partner at Former Law Firm
Settlement for Motor Bike Accident Victim*
A 34-year-old client encountered a tractor while riding his dirt bike on a desert road. The tractor driver hit the client with his truck’s bucket, knocking the client off his bike.
The client sustained a fracture to his tibia, which required surgery, and a fracture to his foot and back. His injuries will require future full knee replacement. Atticus secured a $600,000 settlement for the client.
Jury Verdict for Tesla Rear End Accident*
A husband and father of two children was on his way to work in Irvine, CA when he was rear-ended by a van that was being operated by a construction company. The incident was captured on the Tesla’s rear view video cameras. Atticus’s client initially did not feel any serious injuries and walked to work from the scene of the accident. Several days later, Atticus’s client complained of wrist pain and neck and back pain. His past history included some complaints for carpal tunnel syndrome which had resolved years before the incident. The Defendant, represented by State Farm Insurance, argued that Atticus client’s injuries were pre-existing and unrelated to the incident. They also argued the injuries were not severe. The jury disagreed and unanimously awarded nearly $550,000 to Atticus’s client.
Jury Verdict for Sideswipe Car Accident*
Atticus represented a well-known and established paralegal that was on her way to an unrelated doctor appointment when she was sideswiped by the Defendant. The impact did not initially appear significant and Atticus’s client’s vehicle did not stop or move from the lane it was driving in. The impact did, however, cause Atticus’s client to twist her arm on the steering wheel and push her right hip into her seatbelt. As a result, she unfortunately needed surgery for both body parts years later. After a nearly month-long trial, a jury in Orange County awarded Atticus’s client nearly $700,000 in damages.
Jury Verdict for T-Bone Car Accident*
A wife and mother of three children was on her way to a dentist appointment when a tow truck driver fell asleep at the wheel. The result was terrifying and a story Atticus’s client does not wish to relive. The impact of the vehicles occurred near an off ramp on the I-5 freeway in Anaheim, CA. Atticus’s client suffered a fractured wrist requiring the need for surgery and severe back injuries requiring painful injections. After nearly two weeks in trial, Atticus secured a $2,500,000 jury verdict for a well deserved client.
Jury Verdict for Intersection Car Accident*
A collision occurred at an intersection, leaving the client with injuries requiring future surgery. The insurance company offered the client only $80,000 in compensation, significantly undervaluing the client’s claim.
Atticus helped the client take the case to trial, and the jury awarded a verdict of $429,000. The insurance carrier agreed to resolve the case and paid a total of $500,000 to account for the excess verdict, costs, and attorney fees.
Arbitration Award for Underinsured Motorist Claim*
In a car accident, a client suffered a compression fracture to her spine. Her fracture healed without surgery but left her with some residual pain. The at-fault driver was uninsured, so we sought compensation under the client’s uninsured motorist benefits.
The case went to arbitration, where the defendant argued the case was worth only $100,000. However, the arbitrator ultimately awarded our client $351,782 in damages.
Settlement for Slip and Fall Claim*
A dangerous Orange County sidewalk caused a 72-year-old client to fall onto her elbows, knees, and face. The sidewalk where she fell had an uplift of nearly 1 inch and an unsafe slope. Using images from Google Earth, we were able to show that the lift in the sidewalk was caused by a tree, which was removed a year before the accident. A nearby business owned the sidewalk, but a public entity had responsibility for maintaining it. But neither party had repaired the sidewalk after removing the tree. The defendants tried to argue that the sidewalk was safe and that our client had a history of falls. However, Atticus secured a $350,000 settlement for the client.
Settlement for Dog Bite Attack*
Atticus represented a minor that was playing outside in a street near his home with friends. Without any warning, Atticus’s client noticed a dog get loose from a nearby neighbor’s fenced yard and charge after him. The dog attacked Atticus’s client and bit his left thumb causing the minor client to need immediate care at a local hospital. Atticus was able to seek compensation from the homeowners insurance company and renter’s insurance company for the dog owner and the landlord of the home from where the dog escaped.
Factors That Affect Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement Amounts
- Your injury’s severity,
- The costs of your medical treatment,
- Your lost income and future earning capacity, and
- The accident’s impact on your quality of life.
How a Lawyer Can Help: Orange County Personal Injury Settlements
- Investigating the facts of the case. The attorney will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and review medical records to build a strong case on your behalf.
- Evaluating the damages. The attorney will calculate the total value of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Communicating with insurance companies. The attorney will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to try to reach a fair settlement.
- Filing a lawsuit. If a settlement cannot be reached, the attorney will file a lawsuit and represent you in court.
- Advising you on legal options. A personal injury lawyer will advise you on your legal options and the likely outcome of your case.
- Representing you in a settlement conference or mediation. A personal injury lawyer will represent you in the settlement conference or mediation, which is a formal way for both parties to come to an agreement.
- Representing you in court. If the case goes to trial, the personal injury lawyer will represent you in court, present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and argue on your behalf to a judge or jury.
Atticus Injury Law: Personal Injury Settlement Amounts And Examples
When you meet with Atticus to discuss your case, you can expect an ambitious and caring attorney. While Atticus has been securing favorable settlements and jury verdicts for his clients in Orange County for over 10 years, he has never lost sight of his small-town values. He takes the time to get to know every client and works to share their story. Atticus has earned a solid reputation among his injured clients for his consistent success in California jury verdicts and settlements. Whether you fell on a dangerous sidewalk or an Uber driver caused an accident, Atticus will fight for you.
*As Partner at Former Law Firm