If you were injured in a car accident in Alhambra, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices might be able to help you hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for your injuries. This may involve demonstrating the at-fault driver’s negligence by proving his duty to provide you with ordinary care and his breach of that duty.
An Alhambra car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can also help you by proving that the accident caused your injuries and documenting their financial consequences. Once these required legal elements have been met, you may have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party.
Contact the car accident team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices when you are ready to pursue financial compensation from the driver who caused your collision. Call us at (888) 522-6291 to start building your personal injury lawsuit.
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Start Keeping Track of Your Car Accident Injuries at the Scene
According to the California Vehicle Code (VEH) §20008, you are required to file a police report if a car accident results in injuries or fatalities. When you call the police to the scene of the accident to generate the mandatory crash report, they may summon emergency medical assistance as well. Starting at the scene of the accident, keep a list of your medical expenses, including:
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room costs
- Hospital admissions
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Prescription medications
- Assistive medical devices
Our case assessment team might be able to help you prove the extent of the medical care and treatments you require. We may also be able to help gather the documents and evidence required to substantiate your medical expenses to date and estimate the medical expenses you are expected to incur in the future. Since this evidence might stem from a plethora of health care providers and medical facilities, compiling them on your own can be challenging and time-consuming.
Track Your Additional Injury-Related Expenses
By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recoup more than just your accident-related medical bills. Per the California Civil Code (CIV) §1431.2, you also may be entitled to the following economic damages:
- Property damage or loss
- Loss of wages or earnings
- In-home domestic services
It may be simple to prove the value of these economic damages by collecting and tabulating corresponding bills and receipts. You might also be entitled to collect the following non-economic damages:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
Assigning a value to these non-economic damages might be complicated. Our personal injury team might be able to help determine their monetary value and ensure your personal injury lawsuit is accurately valued.
If someone you love was fatally injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to recover different types of damages, such as reasonable funeral and burial costs, by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
When you are ready to put an Alhambra car accident lawyer from our team to work on your case, contact the personal injury team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291. We offer free case reviews to car accident victims and their family members in Alhambra.
Proving the Cause of Your Car Accident
In order to recover compensation, the law requires you to produce evidence showing how the at-fault driver’s negligence caused your accident. Driver negligence can take many forms, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turns
- Failure to yield
- Violating traffic signals
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
If these or any other forms of negligence caused the car accident you were involved in, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices might be able to help you prove the accident’s cause and costs. By using your crash report, witness statements, relevant photos, and medical records, we may help you prove your right to compensation.
Get Started on Your Case as Soon as Possible
Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices recommends that you call for your free case review as soon as you can. With enough advance notice, we might be able to ensure your lawsuit is filed in time to comply with the statute of limitations found in the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1. This law generally entitles you to two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for injuries or fatalities that stem from a car accident.
Prompt filing of your potential lawsuit might also mean you avoid the possibility of having your lawsuit dismissed before it can be heard, which might leave you with no legal recourse for financial recovery.
We Might Be Able to Resolve Your Lawsuit with a Financial Settlement
Our legal team will assign a monetary value to your injuries and their subsequent expenses and use that number to negotiate for a financial settlement on your behalf. After seeing the evidence in your case, the at-fault party’s representatives might agree to resolve the lawsuit without going to court.
Because you, not our team, have the final say in whether to accept a settlement offer, we will make sure you are aware of the pros and cons of each financial offer you receive and the finality of an agreed-upon settlement. If you do not receive an adequate settlement offer, we can take your case to trial.
Work with Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices on Your Case
If a car accident left you injured or resulted in the demise of a loved one, you might be able to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for the resulting expenses and losses. An Alhambra car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices might be able to help you prove the at-fault driver’s negligence and establish your right to financial compensation.
To receive a free consultation on your case from a member of our team, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices today at (888) 522-6291.