Orange County Accident Attorney

By March 30, 2011 January 10th, 2018 Attorney-Lawyer, Auto Accident Lawyer

People are often surprised to learn how many different types of cases are actually handled by an Orange county injury attorney, says injury attorney Emery Ledger of Ledger & Associates. Many people associated the term “injury attorney” with care accident cases. Car accident cases are certainly included within the purview of injury cases; however there are a number of other circumstances under which on could be injured that would also be handled by an injury attorney. In fact, people are often injured under circumstances that the law considers compensable and they are no even aware that they are due compensation.

The law of torts is the area of the law that addresses injuries to people and property. Torts can be a very complicated area of the law, but most Orange county injury cases will fall under the area of the law known as negligent torts. A negligent tort requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant had a duty of care to the plaintiff, that the defendant breached that duty, that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by that breach and that the plaintiff suffered damages as a result. Each case is unique and presents a different set of circumstances, but there are a few common situations-aside from car accidents- that are included within the area of injury cases.

Dog bite cases make up small but significant portion of the Orange county injury cases handled by the injury firm of Ledger & Associates. Anyone who owns a pet has an obligation to take reasonable precautions to make sure that animal does not injury anyone. All dogs are capable of biting someone. Some dogs are aggressive by breed while others may have a personal history of aggressive behavior making the duty of care a heightened duty. If a dog owner was negligent and you were injured as a result then you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries.

Plane and train accidents are another area of the law that falls under injury law. Plane and train crashes may not happen as frequently as car accidents but when they do they often result in much more serious – even fatal – injuries. In plane and train crashes, there may be a number of people or entities that may have been negligent from the conductor or pilot to the manufacturer of the plane or train. Injuries sustained as the result of a plane or train accident may be the basis of an Orange County injury lawsuit.

Work place injuries may also be considered an injury accident. In some work place injuries, workman’s compensation will cover the injury. Not all work place accidents, however, fall under the purview of workman’s compensation. If you have been injured on the job, you should discuss your case with an injury attorney in order to ascertain what legal rights you may have regarding compensation for your injuries.

Injuries caused by defective products may also be handled by an Orange County injury attorney. Defective designs, defects during manufacturing and injuries caused as a result of a failure to warn may all be the basis of an injury lawsuit. If you have been injured and you believe the manufacturer was at fault, consult with an Orange county injury attorney to determine whether or not you have a compensable case.

For a free and detailed evaluation of your potential Orange County injury case, contact the attorneys at Ledger & Associates by calling the office at 1-800-300-0001 to schedule your appointment. You may also get more information on the firm by visiting their website at

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