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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I am involved in an accident?
Call 911, if injured;
Take pictures of the scene of accident, vehicles and objects involved, driver’s license and proof of insurance cards, any other relevant information;
Write down the name, telephone number, and address of persons involved, and every person that shows up at the scene, claims to witness the accident, or is related/affiliated to the other person’s involved;
Seek to get your vehicle fixed;
Seek medical care for your injuries; and
Schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.
How much do I have to pay?
You don’t pay a dime until we win. When we win, through settlement or lawsuit, you pay a contingency fee. Contingency fees are set when you hire a personal injury lawyer and it is usually a percentage of the gross settlement or jury verdict.
What should I bring to my first meeting with my personal injury lawyer?
Bring all your questions and everything related to the accident – driver’s license, insurance card, pictures, contact information and insurance information for all persons involved, police department officer or report number, and any other information/documents related to your case. Consultations are free and can be done virtually or in-person.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
A statute of limitations is a law that sets the amount of time you have to initiate a legal action against the at-fault person. The statute of limitations can very in each state. In California, you have two-years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Making a claim to the insurance company does not satisfy the two-year statute of limitation for personal injury. If your case does not settle within the two-year time window, you will need to file a lawsuit in court to protect your rights. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the two-year time window, you will lose your right to file a lawsuit. Sometimes, the statute of limitations is tolled – suspended or paused – for minors, if the person is in prison, or insane. Personal injury claims against government agencies must be filed within 6 months of the date of the accident. If the claim is denied, you can file a lawsuit at that point.
How long will it take for my case to resolve?
Every case is different as it depends on many factors including insurance coverage, liability, and extent of injuries and claims involved. Schedule a free consultation to find out more specifically how long your personal case can take to resolve.
What if the person who caused the accident is uninsured (does not have insurance)?
Do everything that you would do in any other accident. Call 911 if injured, report the accident to police, inform your insurance company, seek medical care for your injuries, proceed to repair your vehicle, and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.
What types of cases does a personal injury lawyer handle?
Claims involving auto accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, ride-share accidents, Uber/Lyft accidents, and various other aspects of personal injury law.
What damages can I recover in a personal injury case?
In a personal injury case, you can recover two types of compensatory damages – special damages and general damages. Special damages include medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, future medical and life care needs, as well as any other expenses incurred due to the accident. General damages encompass the pain and suffering you endured due to the accident and the injuries you suffered. These two types of damages encompass the potential recoverable damages in a personal injury case.
What happens if the other person’s insurance company disputes liability in my personal injury case?
Sometimes the insurance company determines liability prematurely and, through continued investigation, end up changing their position and accepting liability. If the insurance company accepts liability (agrees that their driver is at fault), then you have a chance to resolve your claim. If the insurance company disputed liability, then you may need to file a lawsuit in court.
What if I am found partially at fault for the accident in my personal injury case?
Even if you are found partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover compensation for your injuries and damages. California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that the fault allocated to each party involved in an accident is compared and divided. Your claim for personal injury is reduced in proportion to your allocated percentage of fault in the accident.
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