Motor Vehicle Claims
The lawyers at Rippetoe Law, P.C., in Irvine, California, represent clients in claims involving automobiles, trucks and other motor vehicles. Clients in these matters include injured parties, as well as the driver alleged to have caused the accident. In addition to handling motor vehicle accident defense cases, our firm advises individuals, public entities and business clients about obtaining appropriate insurance coverage for their automobile and general liability matters.
Issues in Motor Vehicle Accident Defense
Our law firm analyzes the claims, consulting with experts on matters such as reconstruction of the accident, evaluating the extent of injuries, analyzing work ability or loss of earnings, and other factors in motor vehicle accident claims. We review insurance policies to determine coverage and seek all potential sources of recovery. We evaluate the injuries through thorough review of medical records and prepare the case in anticipation of trial. However, it is our goal to obtain early outcomes for our clients through effective and aggressive representation, including settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial. We prepare each case as if it is going to trial — all parties need to understand that we are prepared to try our case if necessary to a successful result.
Our law firm has an active motor vehicle accident defense practice. We sometimes agree to represent injured drivers in claims involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death. We have successfully handled motor vehicle claim cases in superior courts in the area, including Orange County Superior Court, Los Angeles Superior Court and San Bernardino Superior Court. Our cases typically involve major injury or death including claims involving:
- Claims of aggravating pre-existing condition
- Claims involving significant medical expenses
- Claims of career-ending disability
- Claims of psychological injuries
- Claims involving street sweepers, buses, trucks, recreational vehicles and other heavy motorized vehicles
- Claims involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death
We have been successful in mediation, arbitration, trial and settlement negotiations. As with all areas of our practice, we employ the most cost-effective legal options to obtain the results we are seeking for our clients.
To speak with one of our attorneys about any motor vehicle accident defense matter, contact our Irvine law firm. Call Rippetoe Law, P.C. at 949-852-0020.