Frequently Asked Questions

Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

Who is eligible to file a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another individual, such as a drunk driver accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall or other injury, you have the right to bring a personal injury claim against that person or entity responsible for the injury.

What amount of compensation should I get in my personal injury case?
Each case is unique in circumstances and degree of damage and injury. Some injuries may take a lifetime of medical care, while others require months of chiropractic or physical therapy. As each case is different, it is difficult to determine without a full review and evaluation of your specific case. An attorney from the Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti would like to discuss your case with you and advise you as to what types of claims could be made on your behalf. If you have lost work due to the accident, it is possible to make a claim for lost wages and future wage loss if the injury is very serious. Pain and suffering and other claims can be made for those whose lives are forever altered by injury resulting from the negligence of another.

How can I pay for my medical bills when I don't have health insurance and have been injured?
If your injuries are the result of the actions, whether negligent or reckless, of another person or entity, it can be arranged for clients of the Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti to have medical care on a "medical lien" basis. This means that the firm can refer you to highly qualified physician or clinic that will provide your needed medical care and defer the payment until the case is settled. This can be very helpful for clients who do not have medical insurance but have urgent need of medical care after an injury accident.

How much compensation is expected for pain and suffering?
Depending on the case, settlements can be very large. Cases that involve soft-tissue injuries usually get less in compensation (such as sprains, strains, bruising, etc.) than those cases that have catastrophic injuries such as the loss of a limb, paralysis, disfigurement or other life-changing event. The firm has gotten settled claims in excess of $25,000,000 in personal injury claims and judgments since 1980. A personal injury lawyer from the firm would be happy to discuss your case with you and advise you on what could be expected in your unique injury case.

How can I afford to pay an attorney for my injury case?
The firm arranges that cases are accepted on a "contingency" basis, which means that you do not outlay cash for our services, but the firm is paid when the settlement, judgment or claim is paid on your behalf. This allows you to have top quality legal representation without concerning yourself with the cost before the case is resolved.

What kinds of injury cases can the Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti help me with?
The firm assists injured individuals and their families with any of the following types of personal injury cases:

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Orange County Personal Injury Attorney