The Duque Law Firm has guided thousands of accident victims in and around the Costa Mesa, California area. Our Costa Mesa personal injury law firm specializes in car accident cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and worksite injury claims. We have offices conveniently located throughout Southern California. We act as an advocate for injured accident victims who are battling the insurance companies and defendents, so that they can collect the compensation that they rightfully deserve. As you can guess, the insurance companies are work tirelessly to avoid paying out claims to accident victims, especially since many of the claims are worth tens of thousands of dollars each.
As the victim, you have the legal right to seek fair compensation for your damages, which can include pain and suffering, costly medical expenses, lost wages due to an inability to work as well as additional damages for your family members. At Duque Law, we take on all types of personal injury cases aggressively and fairly. Our lawyers have fought and won numerous cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, big rig accidents, workplace injuries, and wrongful death cases. Your first consultation, in which we can evaluate your case, provides you with the opportunity to get to know us before hiring us to represent you and allows us to review the merits of your case with you. If we choose to work together, you do not pay any legal fees until we obtain a financial recovery for you.
When you are involved in a car accident in Costa Mesa, your life can be seriously changed in the blink of an eye. A collision caused by a careless or distracted driver can be devastating.
Despite the increased public awareness campaigns detailing the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as the very real possibility of prison or jail time, drunk drivers are all too often the cause of motor vehicle collisions across Orange County. If you were hit and injured by a drunk driver, any case that you might have against them is would be within the context of a civil case for damages. This is separate from the criminal case the District Attorney may file.
Filing a wrongful death action may be the only way the law provides a family looking to obtain justice after the loss of a loved one. For many of our Costa Mesa area clients, their main goal in a lawsuit is to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence, wrongful actions or recklessness.
At the law offices of Brent A. Duque, we understand that the general sentiment toward bikers is often unwarranted and unfair. As Costa Mesa motorcycle accident lawyers, we know that just because an accident victim was riding a motorcycle, he or she is not necessarily at fault. Negligence on the part of the responsible party is typically to blame. We know how to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve during this life altering time.
A commercial truck can easily weigh over 75,000 pounds. These trucks, given their impermeable weight and size, can be immensely difficult to manage and maneuver, creating an undeniable hazard for those sharing the road with them and all too often leading to catastrophic injuries. Improper or irregular maintenance as well as load size can often heighten these factors and make the truck even more dangerous.
Dog bites are far more common than most people think. Young children are specifically at risk of becoming dog bite victims due to their eye level height and unpredictable movements. According to the American Humane Association (2014), over 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, with more than half of those being young children.
Premises liability is a legal concept that mandates that property owners and residents are liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The types of accidents that may result in premises liability claims can range from slip and fall injuries to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride.
With the increased volume of construction projects going on in Costa Mesa on a daily basis, accidents are almost inevitable. Construction site accidents account for thousands of workplace injuries and deaths nationwide. In a constantly growing city like Costa Mesa, construction on the freeways, new buildings and houses being erected as well as work to roads and other infrastructure, accidents occur far too often. Whether you are an employee of the construction site or an innocent bystander, you have the right to recover damages you incur as a result of a construction site accident.
A whiplash injury can seriously alter the course of your life forever. Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can result from any type of trauma or injury to the spinal cord or surrounding nerve endings. Such injuries are a result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries and other violence to the spine. In these types of injuries, your medical bills will quickly start piling up. You need someone on your side to aggressively fight for your right to fair compensation for your injuries.
Burn injuries happen regularly and it can be among the most excruciating and life-altering. Such injuries are not only extremely painful but can also require years of hospital time, surgery, recovery and convalescence. In severe burn injury cases, skin and damaged tissue can take years to heal.
Medical malpractice is a mistake made by a physician or other medical professional resulting in serious bodily harm or death. Serious negligence often leads to long term disability, permanent injury, or in extreme cases, death.
It is heartbreaking to think about, but many senior are abused all too often in and throughout the Costa Mesa area. Our elderly loved ones are some of our society’s most vulnerable, especially as they reach the point in their lives when they have no choice but to rely on others for their basic activities of daily living, safety and well being.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when the head sustains a violent blow or even a sudden jolt. Since the brain is actually floating in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) inside the skull, it is vulnerable to extreme collisions within the skull itself, such as those that occur in automobile accidents (whiplash). Have you been involved in a whiplash injury?