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Jim Traut

Why Choose Traut Firm?

Orange County Lawyers

What can we do for you? A great deal. At the Traut Firm, we represent the victims of negligent attorneys, serious personal injury, and the families of people who have been killed in accidents of all kinds. We know that a serious accident or loss can turn your life upside down. Although we cannot undo what was done, we can get you properly compensated. Achieving this requires experience, skill, resources, and relentless determination.

Getting you the compensation you deserve after a financial loss, a serious personal injury, or a death will mean that your lawyers must hire highly qualified experts who testify on your behalf. It can mean having these experts visit the scene of the accident and reconstruct the events to prove another’s negligence. It can mean reviews of medical records, doctor’s visits and predictions about the true impact of an injury on your life. And it can mean hiring specialized lawyers as experts to prove your former attorney negligently caused your damages.

That’s no task for a junior associate in a big law firm, or for a lawyer who is just out of law school, or for an attorney who just occasionally handles legal malpractice or personal injury cases. To get the best possible results, you need an experienced and driven legal team with specialized focus and resources — a team that knows what it takes to get a multimillion dollar settlement or jury verdict. Choosing your attorney is a big decision, and it should not be taken lightly. Before you make your decision, there are a few things that you should know about the Traut Firm.

Eric Traut

We have a reputation for results. James and Eric are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of leading and highly experienced trial lawyers and judges. James received the ABOTA “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award. Both have received the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award, have been annually selected for years for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine and are rated AV Preeminent under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer rating system. And James and Eric are two of only 100 California attorneys certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as civil trial specialists.

You can afford us. Believe it or not, it costs just as much to hire a top-notch legal malpractice or personal injury attorney as it does to hire someone just out of law school, since most lawyers work for a similar percentage of a settlement or jury verdict. This is called handling a case on contingency and it’s all that we do. You benefit from this arrangement because you get experienced and accomplished trial lawyers at no upfront cost to you. More importantly, the amount of our fee is based solely on how successful we are in getting you fully compensated. Our initial consultations are free. It costs nothing to talk with us about your situation, so do not let financial concerns stop you from contacting us.

We can help you get medical treatment and financial relief. James and Eric have been around for years, and they’ve learned a few things. We have access to California doctors and other healthcare providers who will provide medical treatment — even if you have no insurance or funds. These doctors will defer payment until after you have won your lawsuit, so you don’t have to put off getting the care you need, when you need it. We also have access to lenders who can help with money problems until you get back on your feet. These lenders will defer repayment until after you have won your lawsuit.

You will work directly with the experienced lawyer you hired. Orange County attorneys James Traut or Eric Traut will be your personal attorney from start to finish, working closely with you from the first meeting through settlement or — if necessary — trial. Unlike what often occurs in large law firms, your case will not be transferred to some junior associate who promises to do his or her best. If you’ve been harmed by legal malpractice, a serious personal injury, or the death of a family member, you’re probably weighing your options. Make us one of them. Talk with a lawyer at the Traut Firm. Call James regarding legal malpractice and either James regarding serious injuries or death at 714-386-1058. You can also contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.