When you suffer a personal injury in or around La Mirada, a La Mirada personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices will step up to assist you.
As part of our defense of your position, we will strive to seek justice by developing a case that considers all angles of your perspective. We will also fight tirelessly to pursue any forms of monetary compensation that you may be entitled to collect after an accident.
Pursuing Recoverable Damages
Even a mild personal injury can leave a victim with costly medical bills. Many injuries require urgent surgeries, ongoing appointments, continued therapeutic care, and even a lifelong treatment plan.A personal injury lawyer from our firm can step up to assist you by determining your eligibility for recoverable damages. In addition to medical bills, some forms of compensation that you may be owed include the following:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Rehabilitation and therapy programs
- Prescription medications
- Psychological trauma
This is not an exhaustive list because you may be entitled to recover other forms of compensation. Once you hire a lawyer from our firm, we can assess your damages and figure out what each of them is worth.
How We Can Help You with Your Personal Injury Case
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, our lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you do not owe them anything out of your pocket or upfront for their services. If and when you receive compensation, we will deduct our fee from the payout. We will look at several details as we investigate the accident.
For example, we may investigate by examining the following:
- Maintenance records
- Surveillance camera footage
- Photos and videos of the area where the accident occurred
- Witness reports
- Local, state, and federal laws
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injuries, a La Mirada personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices will defend your legal rights after an accident. We will work to compile evidence, construct a case, and communicate with you as your situation progresses.
State and Local Laws May Limit Your Time Frame
If you are considering seeking legal help after an incident, you should be aware of some state and local laws that may place limits on your ability to take action. According to CCP §335.1, a victim who suffers a personal injury in California must abide by time constraints when taking legal action.
If you are unable to take legal action within two years of the incident that caused your injury, then you may be left with no options for justice. By working with a legal team after an accident, you give them the chance to begin building up a case that defends your rights.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
See examples of some of the most common personal injury cases below.
Car accidents are a common cause of personal injuries in California and elsewhere in the U.S. Most car accidents that end in injuries involve some form of driver error. While drug abuse, alcohol intoxication, and distraction are among the most common troubling behaviors, even simple mistakes can lead to catastrophic outcomes.
As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) points out, proper following distance is necessary when trying to avoid accidents. In adverse driving conditions, such as bad weather, drivers should increase their following distance. Following large trucks and trailers also requires a similar adjustment.
When drivers fail to maintain a safe following distance, they put themselves, their passengers, and others in harm’s way. Improper following distances are just one of many risks that drivers face. Acts of reckless driving, such as speeding, often end in disaster.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are most common when people visit public property that is not properly maintained. Improper maintenance can include not cleaning up a spill, failing to warn patrons of a hazard, and inadequate lighting. In these cases, a property owner may assume liability for an incident and its consequences.
Your healthcare provider could have been negligent had they misdiagnosed you, diagnosed you too late, gave you the wrong medication or wrong dosage, or refused to treat you altogether. A doctor or hospital could be held liable for these types of injury cases.
Contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Today
When a La Mirada personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices takes you on as a client, you can expect prompt, thorough legal care. Our team will answer your questions and assist you with your case however we can. Call our office today at (888) 522-6291 to learn more.