If you or a loved one suffered harm in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, then you should not have to pay for your losses out of pocket. A Calabasas car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices will build a case that seeks to recover compensation for your collision-related expenses.
We will communicate with the other parties involved in your case, as well as file an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf. Additionally, we will keep you updated on your case as we fight for the damages to which you are entitled.
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You Typically Have Two Years to Take Action After a Collision
If you suffer a personal injury in the state of California, you have the right to pursue justice. However, it helps to understand how certain laws may impact your ability to do so.
For example, CCP §335.1 says that you have up to two years after an incident to file a car accident lawsuit. Trying to move forward with your case beyond this point may leave you with few (if any) financial recovery options.
By getting in touch with Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices today, you can prevent the statute of limitations from running out on your case.
How a Calabasas Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Compensation
Our goal is to recover compensation for all of your accident-related losses. However, there are many obligations that go along with this endeavor––many of which you may not want to take on by yourself.
When you work with a lawyer on your case, you can expect the following:
We Will Calculate the Cost of Your Accident-Related Losses
In the days and weeks following a collision, you may find yourself facing high medical bills. Additionally, the damage to your vehicle and harm to your earning power can also put a strain on your resources. You may not know what your damages are truly worth.
A lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can calculate the cost of the following losses and include them in your claim:
- Pain and suffering
- Healthcare expenses
- Property damage costs
- Loss of future earning power
- Lost wages
- Impaired quality of life
Depending on your situation, additional losses can be included as part of your case’s value.
We Will Manage the Claims Process for You
In many car accident cases, multiple parties get involved. In your case, this could include yourself, your insurer, the at-fault party, and their insurer.
First of all, managing communications with these entities can be overwhelming. Negotiating a settlement, calculating the cost of your injury-related losses, and recognizing bad faith insurance practices can also be cumbersome.
Rather than trying to undertake these burdens alone, we can take care of them for you. If we find that the liable insurer is not willing to settle your claim, then we can discuss whether filing a lawsuit could help you.
We Can Bring Your Case to Court if Necessary
If the liable insurer refuses to pay for your losses, then we could sue the at-fault driver and go to court. Litigation, however, is not something to be taken lightly, as even the smallest misstep could jeopardize your case.
With Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices on your side, you do not need to worry about this, though. Since our firm was founded in 1972, we have filed countless cases in court––many of which have yielded favorable outcomes. To promote the success of your car accident lawsuit, we can call upon expert witnesses, present evidence of who caused the crash, and fight for your legal rights.
While your case develops in civil court, we can keep negotiating with the liable insurer. If they decide to offer a fair settlement, then we can drop your lawsuit and resolve your case in that manner.
Two Measures to Take After Getting Hurt in a Car Accident
We have gone into considerable detail about how we could help you, yet you may have questions about how you could help us. While the following recommendations are not mandatory, there are some measures that could prevent issues from arising in your case.
Do Not Agree to Give a Recorded Statement
The liable insurer may ask you to give a recorded statement where you share some information about the collision and your injuries. You may think that this would work to your benefit since it gives you the chance to share your side of the story. However, this is seldom the case.
The insurer could use editing software to take your words out of context. They may twist your words into something you did not truly mean. They may even say that your tone of voice does not sound like that of an injured person.
Allow us to handle all insurance communications. If the insurer asks you to give a recorded statement, tell them to talk to us.
Seek Medical Care After Getting Hurt
Nerve damage, broken bones, and whiplash are just a handful of the injuries that can arise following a motor vehicle crash. You may try to “tough it out” and let your body heal itself. However, while this may be acceptable for some impairments, you should still visit a doctor to be sure.
They can advise you on the severity of your condition and whether you will need long-term medical care. Additionally, the documents they give you can be used as evidence to supplement your case.
These are only two measures that could help you file a successful claim or lawsuit. A representative from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can provide you with more insight when you call us today.
Contact the Attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices for a Free Case Review
A Calabasas car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices will pursue justice and compensation on your behalf. To learn more about how a lawyer from our team can fight for you, call (888) 522-6291. You can explore your legal options at no charge or obligation.