Were you or a loved one injured because of another party’s negligence? You might be entitled to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against them and demand compensation for your damages. If so, a personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can help you with your case and represent you in front of insurance adjusters or a judge and jury.
Personal injury law is a broad category that covers various accidents and incidents that lead to injury or illness, among other forms of damages, and offers rights to plaintiffs who need financial help to cover their losses. If you need legal assistance to bring your case forward, let our team help you. Call (888) 522-6291 for a free case evaluation and get started right away.
If you live in Palmdale, California, or an area close by, we can assign a Palmdale personal injury lawyer to manage your case.
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Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Handles Personal Injury Cases in Multiple Practice Areas
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we practice personal injury law in various areas. We are prepared to take on your case should you qualify for compensation and guide you throughout your legal pursuit.
The following are a few areas we have served clients in the past:
Motor Vehicle and Boating Accident Cases
If you or a loved one was in a motor vehicle or boating accident, our team wants to review your case. These cases can involve multiple vehicle types, such as:
- Passenger vehicles, including taxis and rideshare vehicles
- Trucks and other commercial vehicles
- Motorcycles, motorbikes, and scooters
- Construction vehicles
These accidents may also involve bicyclists and pedestrians, who may also qualify for a personal injury case.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability cases generally involve injuries that occur on someone else’s property, whether public or private. These cases focus on the property owner’s liability for damages that occur on their premises. Some causes for negligence might involve code violations or neglecting to warn people about hazards on their property.
These cases can involve:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Fallen object or construction accidents
- Assault and battery
Other Cases About Accidents that Led to Severe Injuries
Not every personal injury case will fall under vehicle accidents or premises liability, but they may still qualify for compensation. Feel free to call our law firm for a consultation to determine if you qualify for compensation. If you suffered a severe injury, we may look into your case to see what we can do for you.
Your Lawyer Can Shape Your Argument Against the Negligent Party
How you might form your case argument against the negligent party will vary on the incident that led to your injury, but most arguments to prove negligence involve the following elements:
- The other party owed you a duty of care in that there were certain responsibilities they needed to uphold to keep people, including you, safe from harm.
- The other party breached their duty of care, whether through their behavior or negligence.
- Because the other party failed to uphold their duty of care, it caused an accident or a different kind of harmful situation (e.g., defective product).
- The accident or harmful situation caused your injuries and other related damages, which could have been avoided.
As mentioned, you might need to prove other factors as part of your argument. For example, in premises liability cases, you may need to prove your role on the property, such as whether you were legally allowed on the premises as a guest or contracted worker. Another example includes product liability cases, which may involve proving a transaction occurred and that there were errors in the product’s design, manufacturing, or marketing.
Your Palmdale personal injury lawyer can help you form your case argument and collect evidence to support each point made. If you have more information you would like to include in your case, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291 and tell one of our team members everything you know about your situation. We can start building your case with the evidence already available and investigate your case to determine if there are more factors that should be presented for review.
Remember to File Your Case on Time if You Want to Pursue Compensation Through a Lawsuit
You might decide to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation if negotiations with the negligent party’s insurance company do not agree to your compensation terms or if you would like to pursue additional damages not covered by the negligent party’s insurance policy. However you come to this decision, you must also keep in mind how long you have to make that decision.
In California, personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the date of injury (or death if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit), per the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1.
If you file on time, you may pursue multiple forms of damages that apply to your situation, such as:
- Medical expenses, which include costs for emergency care, medical devices, prescription medicines, and rehabilitation treatment
- Property damage costs, which might pertain to repair costs or the total value of your property if it was destroyed beyond repair
- The income you lost due to your injuries and income you expect to lose if you are still coping with those injuries
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries affected your ability to perform previous work tasks
- Pain and suffering you experienced, whether physical, mental, or emotional
- Loss of enjoyment in hobbies, daily activities, or life in general
Your lawyer can suggest other damages to pursue, depending on what your case involves and the kind of inconveniences you suffered, including losses related to a loved one’s death.
Get a Palmdale Personal Injury Lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
If you are interested in hiring a personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, call us at (888) 522-6291 to start setting up your client profile.
You get a free consultation in your phone call, so take the opportunity to ask whatever questions you might have about how your case may be handled by your lawyer, what kind of damages you might be able to sue, and even what your legal rights are in personal injury law. A team member may be able to answer these questions and discuss your options with your case.
Our law firm aims to work with our clients from the moment they call until the moment their case gets closed. We strive to provide quality customer service and help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your injuries. Call today.