Every day, people suffer injuries because of someone else’s reckless behavior or failure to act. While many of these cases result in the liable party receiving criminal charges, there is also a way for victims to pursue financial recovery in a separate process known as a civil case. Civil cases allow victims to file personal injury lawsuits against the person who caused them harm.
Pursuing a personal injury case can provide you with the compensation you need to get back on your feet, but the process can be complex and difficult, especially for those trying to recover. If you suffered an injury because of another person’s negligence, an Inglewood personal injury lawyer at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can help you seek damages. Call our team today at (888) 522-6291 to get started on your case as soon as possible.
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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Personal injury refers to any type of case in which a person suffered an injury at the hands of someone else, whether intentionally or by accident. Our primary goal is to help you recover the financial losses you accumulated because of your injury, especially medical bills and property damage. Some of the types of personal injury cases we assist our clients with include:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Uber or Lyft accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite attacks
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to these or other instances of negligence, we can help you determine if you have a case and pursue financial recovery on your behalf.
How an Inglewood Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Filing a personal injury lawsuit in California requires you to prove the liability of the other party in your case. A lawyer can do this by establishing that the person or persons involved broke the law, which led to your injury and your damages. Some of the steps we can take to prove that someone else is responsible for your injuries and help you pursue compensation include:
- Investigating the circumstances of the incident
- Collecting evidence that demonstrates the liable party’s negligence AA
- Evaluating your damages to determine a fair settlement amount
- Managing all correspondence with insurance companies and opposing legal teams on your behalf
- Seeking just compensation for your injuries
Whenever possible, we settle our clients’ cases out of court to avoid lengthy court cases. However, our attorneys know that taking the extra time to fight for what you deserve is worth it, and we can take your case to trial if we cannot achieve fair financial awards for you during settlement proceedings.
If you are ready to explore your legal options, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices today at (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation.
Compensation for Your Injuries
The types of compensation you can receive for your injuries depend on your case, such as the extent of your injury, if liability is shared, and whether insurance coverage is available. First and foremost, we will do everything we can to help you achieve recovery for the medical bills that resulted from your injuries, as well as related, ongoing health care concerns. If your vehicle was damaged in the accident that caused your injuries, we could pursue recovery for repairs or vehicle replacement, as well.
We can also help you seek payment for lost wages if you had to miss time at work, including loss of earning potential if your injuries left you with a disability or you lost a spouse or other loved one who provided for you financially.
In some cases, victims are also eligible to receive pain and suffering damages for the long-term emotional, physical, and mental distress caused by the accident. No amount of money can take away the effects that your injuries have had on your life, but they may help you regain the stability you need to move forward. Contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at any time for help with your case.
Liable Parties in Personal Injury Cases
Although a person or company holds responsibility for causing a victim’s injuries in most personal injury cases, a lawyer can determine if other parties played a role in the circumstances that led to your case.
A Person or Organization
Cases such as car accidents, dog bites, and slip and fall accidents involve taking legal action against a person, such as a driver or dog owner, or a company, such as a retail store, for your injuries. Some of these instances, known as premises liability cases, refer to injuries that occur on someone else’s property due to the owner’s failure to keep the victim safe from harm, while others simply involve a claim of negligence.
If you used a product as intended and it injured you, you may have a product liability case. These cases involve hazardous products that the manufacturer either designed defectively, released onto the market with critical dangers, or failed to disclose as potentially unsafe.
For example, if you used a power tool that did not have the proper safety features and suffered an injury, a lawyer can help you prove that the manufacturer holds responsibility in your case.
A Government Agency
While not as common, some cases do allow victims to pursue government agencies for their injuries. According to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), individuals may have the opportunity to file legal action against an agency if a federal government employee who was acting within the scope of their job caused the victim’s injuries.
You Have a Limited Time to File Your Lawsuit
Per the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1, you have up to two years from the date of injury to pursue financial recovery from a liable party. Similarly, families of deceased victims can typically file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date of the victim’s death. A lawyer can help you start on your case right away to avoid missed deadlines.
Get Started with an Inglewood Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Victims of negligence do not deserve responsibility for the financial toll their injuries have on their lives. At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, our lawyers and legal professionals take pride in helping victims and their families seek the compensation they deserve for the injuries and losses they have suffered. Call us today at (888) 522-6291 to talk to our legal team about your personal injury case.