Nearly 200,000 motor vehicle crashes lead to injuries in California in 2017, according to the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Palmdale, California, you might be eligible to receive compensation from the negligent driver or whoever was liable for the accident. A personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can take on your case and help you pursue financial compensation for your damages.
Call our team at (888) 522-6291 today to learn how to start working with a Palmdale car accident lawyer on your case.
Our Team Handles Multiple Types of Car Accident Cases
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we handle cases involving:
- Passenger vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Rideshare vehicle accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
If your accident involves a vehicle, our team wants to review your case.
In some car accident cases, there might be multiple liable parties involved. This commonly occurs in accidents involving commercial vehicles, but it can also occur in multi-vehicle accidents or accidents caused by factors unrelated to driver behavior.
For example, you might also pursue compensation from:
- The driver’s employer if they were working at the time
- The vehicle manufacturer if a malfunction caused the accident
- The maintenance worker who last worked on the vehicle
- A government entity responsible for road conditions
A Palmdale Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You with Your Claim or Lawsuit
Many clients opt to file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company. In cases where multiple parties might be involved, you might file multiple claims against each liable party involved in your accident. The same goes for lawsuits if you intend to sue each party for compensation.
After a car accident, you might have an insurance adjuster reach out to you for a statement about the accident. You can refer them to your lawyer to speak on your behalf, as the adjuster might be looking for any admittance of fault from you to use in settlement negotiations.
From there, you may enter the negotiation stage and begin discussing the value of your damages and compensation demands. This is a back-and-forth process that may require you to provide information and some forms of evidence to support your claim, especially if you are trying to pursue more compensation than the insurance company is willing to offer.
In some cases, you might not be able to reach a settlement agreement and may decide to pursue a lawsuit instead. Your lawyer can prepare your case for trial, which might involve collecting more evidence.
Let Your Lawyer Manage the Legal Communications in Your Case
If your case involves filing claims or lawsuits against multiple liable parties, your lawyer can keep track of these cases for you. Car accident cases can quickly become complex when multiple liable parties are involved. Our legal team can handle the paperwork for you so that you do not get overwhelmed.
When you are ready to get started on your case, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291 for a free case evaluation with our car accident team.
Your Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Calculate Your Losses
Common damages that people request compensation for in a car accident case include:
- Emergency care costs and ambulance rides
- Hospital bills
- Costs for X-rays and other imaging scans or lab work
- Vehicle repair costs
- Vehicle replacement costs (if the vehicle was totaled)
- Property inside the vehicle that was damaged in the accident
However, you might also be entitled to other forms of damages. Compensation can be divided between economic and non-economic damages, which cover your financial and general damages, respectively. Your lawyer can review your case, assess the losses you experienced, and list these losses in your demand letter.
Some examples of additional losses you might claim include:
- Income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Mileage costs to travel to and from medical appointments
- Post-treatment services, such as physical therapy
- Lifestyle services if your injuries limit your physical capabilities, such as childcare costs
- Inconveniences related to living with a permanent disability
File Your Lawsuit by Your Case’s Deadline
Car accident cases are types of personal injury cases, meaning they abide by personal injury law. If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you typically must do so within two years of the accident, per California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1.
If you fail to file your case by its deadline, you might risk forfeiting your right to receive compensation from the negligent party. Should they find out you filed your case late, the defendant may request that the judge assigned to your case dismiss it.
Our team can keep track of the statutory deadline that applies to your case and alert you when you need to decide to file a lawsuit, if necessary.
The Team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Wants to Work on Your Case
If you or a loved one was in a car accident and sustained injuries, the team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices wants to review your accident. You might be entitled to pursue compensation for multiple forms of damages, which we can help you fight for via a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Call (888) 522-6291 today for a free case evaluation with our team. If you decide to work with us, we can have a Palmdale car accident lawyer get started on your case right away, so reach out as soon as possible. Because we work for a contingency fee, you are not required to pay us any attorney’s fees unless we win your case.