If you or a loved one got injured in Lynwood due to a negligent party’s actions, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices wants to review your case.
Every day, people get injured in one way or another. Yet, when an injury snowballs into an overwhelming ordeal to overcome, whether financially or personally, the injured party may be within their rights to demand compensation for the damages they are facing. If your injuries have led to significant financial losses, personal suffering, and a diminished quality of life, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party who caused you harm.
Call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291 for a free case review. Our Lynwood personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, which allows our clients to get legal assistance without risking additional financial damages. We will only charge you attorney’s fees if we win your case.
Personal Injury Lawyers Work on a Diverse Set of Cases
Personal injury law covers a wide set of scenarios in which people can get hurt. Injured parties can hire a personal injury lawyer to help them potentially receive compensation from the responsible party for the damages incurred.
Personal injury cases can generally fall under these categories:
- Motor vehicle accidents: including accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, or even just one vehicle
- Premises liability: for accidents that occur on public or private property (e.g., a slip and fall)
- Product liability: involving injuries or illnesses caused by defective products or drugs
- Medical malpractice: for injuries or illnesses caused by a negligent doctor, nurse, facility, or another medical professional
- Maritime accidents: including accidents on private boats, cruise ships, and commercial ships
In some cases, there might be more than one liable party. If so, you may be able to pursue compensation from each potentially liable party. This often occurs when the negligent party was working at the time of the accident, which might make their employer a vicariously liable party.
In other cases, a negligent party might not have been present at the time of the harmful event, but their negligence still led to it. For example, a mechanic who did not perform proper maintenance on a vehicle might be held liable if their actions caused an accident.
Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Multiple Services
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, our legal team may help you build your case by:
- Reviewing the accident or incident report about your case
- Collecting evidence to support your case
- Investigating your situation to determine if other parties might be held liable
- Communicating on your behalf
- Representing you in negotiations or on trial
Want to learn more about our services? Call our law firm at (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation. A team member can describe the services we offer in more detail, including our payment process.
Your Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Compensation
In a personal injury case, you can opt to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit against the negligent party or parties. With an insurance claim, the kind of compensation available will depend on the policy coverage the opposing party has. Generally, fault-based insurance coverage may pay for medical expenses, property damage if applicable, and lost income.
However, with a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to pursue damages that an insurance company might not cover. Your personal injury lawyer can review your case and help you determine which damages you may qualify to sue for and how much compensation you may be entitled to collect.
For example, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical treatment costs, which can range from emergency care costs to doctor’s appointment fees
- Out-of-pocket medical costs, such as for prescription medicines
- Income you lost due to having to stay home from work to heal
- Future income you expect to lose if you are still recovering from your injuries
- Property damage costs
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability and losses related to activities and hobbies you can no longer enjoy as a result
- Psychological trauma, including diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to the harmful event
There may be other damages that apply to your case, which your lawyer can inform you about and help you calculate.
Personal Injury Cases Have Deadlines to Meet
Whether you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, there will be deadlines you must abide by in order for your case to be considered.
With an insurance claim, you may have to refer to the insurance policy terms to determine how long you have to file your claim for it to be reviewed. There may be multiple waiting periods you have to keep track of as your claim gets processed, reviewed, and either approved or denied.
This is important to note because if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit later, you must do so before the statutory deadline comes up. California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 usually gives claimants two years to file their personal injury lawsuit. If a claimant waits too long in hopes of negotiating for compensation with the insurance company, they might risk having their lawsuit dismissed.
Contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are interested in working with a Lynwood personal injury lawyer, contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291. Our free consultations are a chance for you to learn more about how our legal team may be able to help with your case. We can review your case and determine which California laws apply to your situation, such as traffic laws, premises liability laws, or product liability laws.