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Find Answers to Commonly Asked Personal Injury Questions

Most injured individuals have never had to navigate the legal process before and, as such, are likely to have numerous questions about the process. Because personal injury law is so complex, even those who have had prior experience with the legal system may still find themselves needing answers.

At Alpine Law Group, we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked personal injury questions in order to help you stay informed. Because every case is different, we encourage you to reach out to us for answers to specific questions or for help in building your case. Our Irvine personal injury lawyer serves clients throughout the state. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Do I have a case?

Whether or not you have grounds to file a personal injury claim will depend on the specifics of your case, primarily whether or not someone else acted negligently or wrongfully and if this led to your injuries/losses. Remember, the “someone else” in question can be but does not have to be another person; a manufacturer, company, government entity, or other various parties can be held liable. Contact Alpine Law Group to discuss your unique situation with our Irvine personal injury lawyer.

How much is my case worth?

Many people want to know how much their case is worth, and understandably so. After all, you have medical bills to pay, lost income to make up for, and other immediate financial needs caused by the accident and your injuries. However, the somewhat unfortunate answer to this question is not so simple: it depends.

There are numerous factors that play a role in how much your case is worth: the extent of your injuries, the cost of medical treatment, how long you are out of work, whether you are ever able to return to work, the emotional trauma you have experienced, etc. These all factor into the total value of your case. To learn more, please contact our firm today for a free consultation.

If I file a personal injury claim, will I have to go to court?

Not necessarily. At Alpine Law Group, we strive to achieve swift, favorable settlements for our clients. However, this is not always possible, often because the liable insurance company refuses to pay the amount they owe to the injured party. When this is the case, our team is prepared to take your case to trial.

If your case does go to trial, you will be required to attend certain hearings. However, in every case, we always prioritize our clients’ goals and best interests. Our attorney can work with you to develop a legal strategy tailored to your unique situation.

How long will my case take?

Again, the answer to this question depends on the unique circumstances involved in your case. That being said, at Alpine Law Group, we have a track record of achieving better results in less time than other law firms in the area. We have been successful in securing seven-figure results within 30 days for multiple clients. Though we cannot guarantee the same outcome for your case, our priority is to help you move through the legal process as quickly as possible so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.

Can I still recover compensation if I’m partly at fault for a car accident?

Yes, in California, motorists who are partly at fault for an accident can still collect compensation for damages under the state’s “comparative negligence” rule. Here’s how it works: Say you failed to come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign. As you began to move forward, a car coming from the opposite direction blew through the stop sign altogether, hitting the side of your vehicle. The driver of the other car was speeding 10 miles per hour over the speed limit at the time of the accident. A jury may find you 20% at fault for the accident, due to the fact that you stopped, but did not stop all the way. The jury finds the other driver 80% at fault for the accident. If the total cost of your damages equals $10,000, you will only be able to recover 80% of that amount, or $8,000.

I was bitten by a dog; is the owner liable?

In most cases, yes, dog owners in California are liable when their dogs bite another person—even if the dog has never shown any prior signs of aggression. Dog owners are typically liable when their dogs bite someone on public property or on private property when the victim was lawfully on the premises at the time of the incident.

There are some exceptions to this rule, though they are rare. We encourage you to reach out to our Irvine personal injury attorney today to learn more during a free consultation.

What should I do if I was injured after slipping and falling in a store?

If you slipped and fell as a result of a dangerous condition, such as fallen merchandise or an unmarked wet floor, you may have a case against the manager or owner of the store. These types of cases are known as slip-and-fall cases or premises liability cases. It is important that you seek medical attention right away to treat your injuries; then, contact Alpine Law Group to discuss your legal options with our experienced attorney.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit and who can file one?

A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the surviving family members of someone who is killed as a result of another party’s negligent or wrongful actions. Anyone who can prove that they were dependent on the deceased—including a surviving spouse, child, parent, etc.—may bring a wrongful death claim.

To learn more, contact Alpine Law Group for a free consultation today. Our attorney is backed by years of experience and have won $100+ million for our clients

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • “My father passed away from being hit by a car. We were told my father (the pedestrian) was 100% at fault. Alpine Law won our case in 8 days! No, not 8 years like most law firms but 8 days. We will forever be grateful for their hard work and compassion.”

    - Lisa S.
  • “I have 3 lawyers in my family and Arin surpassed all their expectations.”

    - Paul K.
  • “I have not been as fortunate ever in my life as I was the day I contacted Alpine Law Group. Prior to this case I had another attorney that I waited months and made several attempts for contact and was left hanging. This was not the case with Alpine Law.”

    - Lindsay D.
  • “I could not be happier with my experience, and I would highly recommend Arin and his firm. 5 stars all the way.”

    - Andrea W.
  • “Because of his extensive knowledge and hard work, we ended up winning both claims. Highly recommend! Thank you, Arin and Alpine Law.”

    - Jordan R.

Verdicts & Settlements

The Proof is in the Pudding
  • Our client got more than 70 times the insurance company's "maximum" after a car accident resulting in neck injury $7 Million
  • Husband and Wife in Car Crash Resulting in Spinal Injuries $3.2 Million
  • Recovered $3 Million within 11 business DAYS of being hired for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a negligent truck driver $3 Million
  • Car Accident Resulting in Brain Injury $2 Million
  • Slip and Fall Resulting in Spinal Cord Injury $1.8 Million
  • Car Accident Resulting in Low Back Injury $1.3 Million
  • Car Accident Resulting in Back Injury $1.2 Million
  • Settlement for Widow Whose Husband Was Struck and Killed By Truck $1.2 Million
  • Within 28 days, we recovered $1 Million for a man who sustained a broken leg requiring surgery when a truck hit him $1 Million
  • Recovered $1 Million for a 85-year-old client who tripped and fell at her apartment complex & developed a subdural hematoma $1 Million
  • Family of 4 Hit by Semi Truck $965 Thousand
  • We sued contractors responsible for negligently installed carpet that caused our client to trip and fall on the job $574.5 Thousand
  • Trip and Fall at Hotel Resulting in Femur Fracture $540 Thousand
  • We obtained 2.5 times the insurance company's initial offer for a client needing lower back surgery after being hit by a truck $500 Thousand
  • Wrongful Death $500 Thousand
  • Husband and wife obtained the maximum from their own insurance company after being struck by a hit and run driver $500 Thousand
  • Mother and Two Children in Auto Accident $500 Thousand
  • Our client was rear-ended by an uninsured driver while on the job & we recovered more than his workers comp attorneys did $418.5 Thousand
  • Family of 4 in Car Accident $400 Thousand
  • Semi truck switched lanes into client, resulting in neck fusion surgery $400 Thousand
  • Slip and Fall Resulting in Brain Injury $400 Thousand
  • Recovered for our client who was T-Boned by a semi truck resulting in low back and hip injuries $400 Thousand
  • Slip and Fall at Supermarket Resulting in Knee Injury $360 Thousand
  • Semi truck switched lanes into client, resulting in low back rhizotomy surgery $325 Thousand
  • Recovered the maximum for our client after a head-on collision resulting in shoulder surgery $300 Thousand
  • Construction Equipment Injury Incident $300 Thousand
  • Recovered more than double the insurance company's offer for a mother & her children after they were hit by a drunk driver $298 Thousand
  • Neck Injury After Defendant Made Illegal Turn $295 Thousand
  • Pedestrian hit by a car suffered leg fracture and ankle fracture requiring surgery $275 Thousand
  • Recovered for our client who slipped & fell at a major Los Angeles mall, breaking her foot and requiring knee replacement $275 Thousand
  • Neck and Low Back Injury Due to DUI Driver $255 Thousand
  • Pedestrian Injury Resulting in Neck Injury $250 Thousand
  • Rear End Accident Resulting in Neck and Back Injuries $250 Thousand
  • Rear End Accident Resulting in Neck Injuries $250 Thousand
  • DUI Driver Causes Client Neck and Back Injuries $250 Thousand
  • Car Accident Resulting in Low Back Injury $250 Thousand
  • Recovered more than 2.5 the insurance company's initial offer for a client injured in a t-bone accident $250 Thousand
  • Recovered the maximum within 40 days for a motorcyclist hit by a car who required surgeries for fractures to his fingers & hands $250 Thousand
  • We recovered the driver's maximum insurance limit for a pedestrian who was hit while walking outside of a marked crosswalk $250 Thousand
  • We recovered the maximum from a driver's insurance company for a client deemed at fault for jaywalking $250 Thousand
  • Head on Accident Causes Neck and Shoulder Injuries $240 Thousand
  • Rear-End Accident Resulting in Neck and Back Injuries $230 Thousand
  • Client hit in the head by a chair being moved by a department store employee, claiming cognitive issues $225 Thousand
  • Driver Turned in Front of Client, Causing Neck Injury $220 Thousand
  • Client Struck Overturned Truck Resulting in Injuries $215 Thousand
  • Recovered 6 figures for brothers who lost their mother after she stepped in front of his car at the last moment $200 Thousand
  • Client was in a t-bone accident resulting in lamienctomy surgery $175 Thousand
  • Client hit by a hit and run driver resulting in neck injuries $175 Thousand
  • Recovered for an uninsured client who was rear-ended after another driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in neck injuries $175 Thousand
  • Rideshare driver struck our client who needed surgeries $160 Thousand

Why Choose Alpine Law Group?

  • No Fees Until We Win
  • Top 20 Trucking Accident Settlements in CA 2018
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in CA 2018
  • Top 20 Premises Liability Settlements in CA 2018
  • Work With An Attorney, Not A "Case Manager"
  • Berkeley Graduate
  • Don’t Waste Time With Other Firms
  • Fearless Advocacy
  • Hands-On Approach
  • Over $100 Million Recovered for Thousands of Clients


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