If you or a loved one suffered losses due to the reckless behaviors of another party, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation for your medical bills and related expenses.
A Fresno car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can seek fair compensation on your behalf. Our team of lawyers can collect evidence, examine relevant laws, and pursue any forms of monetary compensation that you and your loved ones may be owed.
Potential Compensation for Medical Expenses and Other Losses
Our lawyers can begin to assist you by investigating the incident. They can also advocate for your position as they seek to negotiate for any forms of financial compensation that you may be owed. As you can probably guess, the medical expenses and other bills that follow car accidents can skyrocket with ease.
Trying to juggle these financial pressures while also balancing the rest of your life is challenging, to say the least.
As such, you may qualify to collect financial compensation when you suffer an injury due to the recklessness, negligence, or careless behavior of another party. Some common injuries caused by car accidents include the following:
- Whiplash and spinal cord injury
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
You Might Wait to Pursue Compensation Until You are Healed
Your lawyer will take a range of injuries into account as they negotiate on your behalf. Medical professionals may suggest complex treatment plans that persist for some time. Some of these treatment plans include expensive operations, rehabilitation programs, and prescription medications.
You may be eligible to collect financial compensation to cover these kinds of medical costs and others. Your lawyer can fight to pursue them on your behalf so that you can prioritize your recovery.
How Your Lawyers Can Help You Meet the Statute of Limitations
Working with a lawyer from our firm after a car accident can help to clarify much of your confusion. However, it helps to know that some state, local, and federal laws may place limits on your ability to pursue justice after a car accident that results in personal injuries.
For example, as the statute of limitations in CCP §335.1 states, those who suffer a personal injury in the state of California have a limited time to take legal action. When you attempt to seek justice outside of the statute of limitations, you may find that you have limited options.
Also, GOV §911.2 limits how long you have to sue a municipality if a pothole in the road caused your accident, for instance.
We Will Attempt to Settle the Matter for You
A Fresno car accident lawyer with our firm can begin helping you abide by the statute of limitations by working on your case immediately, contacting insurers, and filing a claim. From there, they can assist with negotiations for fair compensation and prevent you from accepting a low settlement offer. If negotiations with insurers do not result in fair compensation, they can then file the necessary paperwork to begin a personal injury lawsuit.
A Fresno car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can stand up to defend you. Our team will gather evidence from the scene of the accident as we strive to establish a liable party. We will also work on corresponding with insurance agents, drivers, law enforcement entities, witnesses, and other parties on your behalf.
Dangerous Driving Behaviors That Cause Accidents
Some automobile accidents take place because of dangerous driving behaviors. These can include:
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drug-impaired driving
- Improper signaling
- Incorrect lane changes
- Distracted driving
Each of these actions is as dangerous for the drivers who engage in them as they are for everyone else on the road.
Distracted driving, for example, encompasses a variety of actions one could perform while behind the wheel. The rising popularity of tablets, smartphones, and other portable electronic devices only makes things worse.
However, distracted driving can happen due to a variety of other factors, including the following:
- Interacting with passengers
- Adjusting the radio
- Doing makeup and frequently looking in mirrors
- Eating a meal
- Phone conversations
If you were involved in a car accident caused by distracted driving or another act of dangerous driving, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your personal injuries, property damage, and other recoverable damages.
Why Jacoby & Meyers?
Car accidents often leave victims with numerous troubles that are difficult to solve at the same time. Financial, legal, and health concerns can overwhelm you, especially when you are encumbered by conflicting problems. By working with a lawyer from our firm who focuses on car accidents, you can rid yourself of legal concerns and focus on getting back on your feet after an accident.
A Fresno car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can defend your legal position after an accident. Our team is here to answer your questions and advocate for your rights as your case develops. We will keep you updated as your case moves forward.
Tell Our Attorneys Your Story Today
We treat our clients with care. If we take on your case, we will fight to uphold your legal interests by communicating with other parties on your behalf and negotiating for any potential settlements that you may be owed. For more information, call our office today at (888) 522-6291.