Orange County Personal Injury
The Duque Law Firm prides itself on being the advocate for thousands of accident victims in the Orange County, California area. Our personal injury attorneys specialize in car and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death cases, and work related injuries. We have an office in Orange County, as well as several others in the Southern California area.
We have helped injured accident victims in their fight against insurance companies. As you can probably imagine, insurance companies are less than thrilled to pay out expensive claims to accident victims. But you have the right to receive fair and just compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, time off of work, and damages for your family members.
At Duque Law, we tackle any and all personal injury cases, including car, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, construction site accidents (for employees and bystanders alike, commercial truck accidents, worksite injuries and wrongful death cases brought on by families. We provide all potential clients with a free initial consultation, in which we can evaluate the merits of your case and which gives you a chance to get to know us before hiring us to represent you. If we choose to work together, you pay no legal fees until we obtain a financial recovery for you.
Car accidents happen daily in busy Orange County and California traffic law can be overwhelming and leave you confused. Bodily injury and damage to your vehicle will be followed by mounting bills and increased insurance premiums. You may be left wondering who will pay for the damage to your car and the the expensive medical bills. You may also be out of work for a period of time due to your injuries.
The increased push for public awareness and even the threat of jail or prison time has not completely eliminated the occurrences of auto accidents caused by drunk driving. The lives of innocent victims in Orange County are still being affected.
The confusion and mayhem following a collision with a motor vehicle can leave a bicyclist unsure of the next steps. You are likely to see damage to your bicycle and feel pain, though pain may come later. Regardless of your pain level or immediate assessment of your injuries, your first step should be to call the police, even if you do not feel injured right away. Filing a police report of the damages is critical, especially since your injuries and pain may grow more severe over time. As you wait for the police, begin to document the accident with photos and notes if you are capable.
When tragedy strikes, resulting in the untimely death of a loved one, it is understandably devastating to the entire family, especially when the death could have been avoided. If your family member’s death was caused by negligence or intentional wrong doing, The Law Offices of Brent A. Duque can help you through the process of collecting damages from the responsible party. Whether the death resulted from a distracted or drunk driver, construction accident, physician error, dangerously defective product, unsafe home or business premises or even an intentional act, California law allows spouses, children, parents and sometimes other relatives to seek legal action.
We are all aware of the increased dangers motorcyclists face every time they take to the streets. Distracted and negligent drivers drift into your path without even seeing you and cause a painful accident! If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a motorcycle accident in Orange County, The Law Offices of Brent A. Duque can help you recover the damages you need for your bike and person.
Within the past two decades, the frequency of truck accidents has risen as more big rigs take to the roadways across the country. Though large trucks are responsible for a mere 3 percent of motor vehicle accidents that cause injuries, they are frequently more severe than accidents involving commuter vehicles, because of the massive weight and size of the majority of trucks.
While most dog bites are relatively minor and can be treated at home, many are quite serious and can cause painful and devastating injuries, including permanent scarring, disfigurement, psychological trauma and sometimes death. These injuries will require emergency medical treatment, often resulting in very costly medical bills that can last for many years.
Broken bones can happen due to a wide variety of causes, including motor vehicle accidents, falls or sports injuries and other accidents caused by negligence. The severity of the injury can vary from relatively minor to quite severe, but pain will be associated regardless of how bad the break is. Muscles, blood vessels, nerves, organs and skin are also frequently injured when bones are broken. If you have suffered broken bones in Orange County and the break was the result of another’s action or inaction, then you need the expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering and lost time at work.
Under California premises liability law, an owner or occupier of property must excercise reasonable care to inspect the property and correct, repair, replace or give adequate warning of any condition that could be reasonably expected to injure others. The failure of this duty may subject the owner or occupier to responsibility for injuries caused as the result of the failure to inspect.
Nearly 4% of all construction workers in the United States have suffered injuries requiring them to take time away from work, have job restrictions imposed or have been transferred. Figures from OSHA revealed that in 2012, a frightening one out of every five work-related fatalities was in the construction industry.
Whiplash victims often feel pain throughout their entire body and can experience acute pain, numbness and a loss of mobility. These types of injuries need immediate medical attention or the risk making the injuries worse increases. Unfortunately, costly medical bills can quickly start adding up and you may be left paying these expenses yourself without expert legal advice. Do not let this happen to you; give us a call at The Law Offices of Brent A. Duque for an absolutely free consultation.
Most spinal cord injury cases, as with most personal injury lawsuits in general, the theory of negligence is key. Whether you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an auto accident or you slipped on a surface that was not properly marked with cautionary warnings, your case will depend on your ability to show that negligence was a factor and that the party you are suing is “at fault”.
Most brain injuries are apparent shortly after the accident. However, in some cases, the symptoms do not fully appear until later when the injury manifests into a worsened condition. The brain is the stimulant for many functions for the body, making brain injuries much more destructive.
When burned, the victim is often subjected to a very prolonged convalescence period. The damaged tissue, melted skin and severe nerve damage that results from a burn injury can damage a person for the rest of their life. Tragic burn injuries leave survivors with escalating medical expenses that often linger for many years and may not be fully covered by their insurance.
When we seek medical care, we do not want to imagine the possibility that we will become a victim of medical malpractice. In reality, the negligence and carelessness on the part of a treating doctor can and does happen. Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care when treating a patient and can take form as either an act or a failure to act by the treating physician or facility.
When the difficult decision has been made to place our elders in a nursing home or other care facility, it often puts a heavy strain on the entire family. Knowing that they are loved and cared for makes this experience easier. Unfortunately, many do not have this good fortune.
An injury accident involving a bus include many variables and is going to be handled much differently than a normal passenger car accident. The details of the accident can have a substantial impact on how your case must be handled.
Most police officers enter the field as dedicated and honorable, some simply are not as well-intentioned. We can all imagine how stressful, difficult and life-threatening the job of protecting the public is. However, police officers are also required to exercise a great deal of control over the people they interact with. This power opens up the possibility of an abuse of power since the general public is at their mercy.
While there are many ways for defective products to unknowingly hit the market, California statute of limitations laws for defective products require those injured by these items to bring their claims to court within a certain time period. For this reason, is very important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible following the injury.
Motorists are responsible for obeying traffic laws, including yielding to pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur because drivers either do not see people crossing streets or they do not understand who has the right-of-way. If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle, let us help you determine whether you have a legitimate case.
Hotel operators and owners of apartment and condo buildings owe guests and tenants a duty to provide a place that is devoid of potentially harmful and unsanitary conditions, including bed bug infestations. Unfortunately, many owners and operators fail to properly inspect for bed bugs and take proper steps to rid the property of infestations resulting in severe bed bug bites to hotel guests and residents of apartment buildings. Duque Law is proud to provide legal representation for victims of severe bed bug bites.
It is disgusting for a major pharmaceutical company to put the public at risk, especially after their own studies show increased risks from their products. Yet every year, an increasing amount of families and individuals are affected by this type of negligence and some with fatal results. When you or a loved one takes a drug that causes serious or deadly side effects, the pharmaceutical company that manufactured or marketed the product can and should be held accountable for its actions.
A birth injury can result in significant emotional, physical and financial burdens for victims and their families. In addition, extensive medical costs and lifetime convalescent care are sure to rise above the means of the average family. The devastation is even more heartbreaking when your child has needlessly suffered or continues to suffer due to negligent or irresponsible behavior by an obstetrician or other medical professional.