Medical bills can be expensive, and you should not have to pay expenses that are someone else’s fault. Personal injury lawsuits allow victims to seek reimbursement for their losses that another entity caused.
A Carson personal injury lawyer handles negligence cases that result in injuries. Negligence is when an individual fails to take reasonable care to prevent harm to others. Negligent parties can be financially responsible for the damage they cause.
Call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices for a free consultation about your claim. Contact our team at (888) 522-6291 and get started seeking your losses from a personal injury.
Personal Injury Claims
You can seek compensation for your injuries if someone physically attacks you or their actions resulted in your injuries. Some types of personal injury cases include the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents – California Office of Safety (OTS) states that 362 people were injured or killed in an auto accident in 2018. Car accidents can cause whiplash, broken bones, and several serious injuries, as well as death. Motorcyclists often have the worst injuries since motorcycles offer no protection.
- Medical malpractice – Health care professionals and entities can cause harm by not following care standards and other neglectful behavior. Examples include doctors failing to diagnose or treat conditions, prescription drug errors, and contracting illness because of poor hygienic practices.
- Premise liability – Property and business owners have a duty to care for people on their premises. They could be liable for the injuries of visitors if they did not take reasonable action to prevent harm. Premise liability can include injuries from spills in a grocery store and broken steps up to the house.
- Product liability – Manufacturers have a responsibility to the public not to put them at risk. Courts can help businesses responsible for faulty or defective products that cause harm. For instance, if a product has a cancer-causing agent, consumers with cancer might have a claim against the manufacturer or retailer.
An individual or organization that caused injury to you or a family member might be legally responsible for your damages. The court can order an at-fault party to pay for financial and non-financial losses.
A Carson personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can help you get started with your personal injury claim. Speak with one of our team members about a free consultation.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries
The State of California gives you two years to start legal actions against someone who caused you injury, according to California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1. The law specifies that you can pursue a civil case for assault, battery, and injury. It does not matter if the defendant, the person you are suing, injured you purposefully or through their negligence.
Losses your personal injury claim might include:
- Economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, and other financial losses that have an invoice of a receipt.
- Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering from the incident. You can request compensation for the pain you are suffering because of your injuries and the mental or emotional anguish you felt as a result of your injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In some cases, your claim will go through the at-fault party’s insurance company first. Auto insurance providers cover economic losses after vehicle accidents. Insurance adjusters will consider your medical bills, repair invoices, and other expenses with a receipt.
They will not, however, pay non-economic or punitive damages or cover any costs higher than the policy’s limit. In those cases, you will need to sue the driver directly.
Homeowners, property owners, and business owners typically also have insurance policies. These insurance plans cover the policyholder if someone sues them. Personal liability insurance covers more than injuries that happen on the premises. These policies can also protect the policyholder if they accidentally hurt someone off of their property.
Like auto insurance policies, homeowners’ insurance will only pay up to the policy’s limit. They also only cover injuries the policyholder did not purposely cause. For example, insurance representatives might deny a claim if the owner punched, pushed, or otherwise attacked you.
If insurance companies do not cover your losses, you can pursue a civil case against the owner.
How We Can Help Injured Carson Residents
Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices operate on a contingency basis, which means we do not collect fees unless we win. Our payment comes from your settlement or lawsuit award. We offer free consultations and no up-front fees to retain our services.
During your free consultation, our team will look into your personal injury claim. We can inform you of your legal options and what each one entails. If you also have property damage, our case managers can guide you through the process with the insurance company free of charge.
Our team will fight for fair compensation for your claim. We can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. Your Carson personal injury lawyer and other team members will keep you informed of the progress. It will be up to you to accept the settlement amount or move to court.
The benefits of having an attorney on your side include having someone:
- With legal knowledge responding to the other side’s attorney’s question.
- To negotiate with insurance adjusters trying to deny or reduce the claim amount.
- To fight on your behalf during the trial if a settlement is not possible.
You will have minimal participation by having a legal team on your side of the table. You can concentrate on healing while we work for you and your financial award. Our team can present evidence to strengthen your claim, such as medical records, police reports, photos, and other documents.
To get a legal advocate on your side, speak to the team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291.