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When you are seriously injured in an accident, you may have the option to seek financial compensation from the party or individual who caused the accident. If the legally responsible party has insurance, you or your attorney may be able to come to a settlement to resolve the matter. However, if you are able to agree on the terms of the settlement, your only option may be to file a lawsuit. Wrongful death lawyer-Samer Habbas

However, even if you are unable to resolve your claim during the negotiation steps, you should not file a lawsuit until you and your personal injury attorney have done your due diligence. Two important questions you should ask to determine whether you should file suit are:

  • Do I have a good case?
  • Assuming I win the lawsuit, will I be able to collect?

Do I Have a Good Case?

In order to determine whether you have a good case, your Orange County personal injury attorney will most likely break your case into a short list of the legally required elements. The four elements that are common in the majority of personal injury claims include:

  • Duty: Did the party you are planning to sue owe you a duty of care?
  • Breach: Did the party breach this standard of care?
  • Causation: Did the party’s breach of his or her duty of care cause you injuries?
  • Damages: Did you in fact suffer damages?

Answering these questions will help you better determine whether you have a solid case.

Can I Collect If I Win?

Assuming that your Orange County personal injury attorney determines that you have a good case, you should still investigate as to whether you would be able to collect on the judgment if you win your case. In other words, there is no point in filing suit and getting a monetary judgment against a deadbeat who can’t pay you.

Call Us Today!

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 1-888-848-5048.


Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.