If you or a member of your family was injured by the negligence of another party, you may qualify for financial compensation. A Pasadena personal injury lawyer might be able to help you prove the cause of your injuries and their financial impact. To qualify for personal injury compensation, you may be required to prove the at-fault party’s:
- Obligation of ordinary care
- Breach of their obligation
- Cause of your injuries
- Cause of your financial damages
Once our legal team helps you establish these components of negligence, we may be able to help you prove the value of your potential lawsuit and negotiate a monetary settlement. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, slip, trip, and fall accident, or by a dog bite, you might have a valid personal injury lawsuit against the liable party.
Our team is ready to support you while you seek financial compensation and focus on restoring your health. Call (888) 522-6291 to reach the personal injury team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices to start pursuing compensation today.
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Laws that May Affect Your Car Accident Lawsuit
When you seek compensation from a liable party in Pasadena, your potential lawsuit is governed by several California laws. Our legal team can help you understand which laws apply to your lawsuit and how they may affect the recovery process. Some of the laws our team may familiarize you with include:
- If a government entity is the at-fault party, California Government Code (GOV) §911.2 generally requires you to file your lawsuit within six months of the date of your injury.
- If you were injured by a dog bite or attack, California Civil Code (CIV) §3342 allows you to pursue the owner of the involved animal for strict liability.
- If another person’s or entity’s actions led to your injuries, CIV §1714(a) allows you to assign liability to the at-fault party by making them responsible for the financial consequences of their negligence.
In addition to these legal statutes, California law may reduce any financial compensation you might have been awarded if you were found to bear any degree of fault for the cause of your injuries. That may mean a substantial loss of compensation on your part. Additional laws may also impact your personal injury lawsuit and potential compensation package.
Assign a Financial Value to Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
CIV §1431.2 determines the types and amounts of economic and non-economic damages you may be entitled to receive. Under the law, economic damages include direct expenses that might typically be established by receipts and documents that require compiling and calculation. Recoverable economic damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Related income loss
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Property damage
- Property loss
- In-home care
The law may also entitle you to certain types of non-economic damages. These forms of intangible damages may be more difficult to calculate on your own because unlike economic damages, non-economic damages are not fixed costs. Recoverable non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, for example.
Our team might be able to use your medical bills, employment records, property damage receipts, or property replacement values to help determine the monetary value of your personal injury lawsuit. In addition to proving the cost of your injuries, we can also ensure prompt filing of your lawsuit as long as you contact us before the statute of limitations passes.
Do Not Delay Prompt Filing of Your Lawsuit
In general, the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 requires you to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date you are injured. The statute of limitations might be altered if your lawsuit involves an injured minor or if you are seeking compensation from a governmental entity.
The dangers of missing the filing deadline include not being allowed to file your lawsuit or having it dismissed out of hand if you are able to file it. The sooner you involve our Pasadena personal injury lawyers and team members in your potential lawsuit, the better.
With enough notice, we might be able to ensure compliance with the statute of limitations. If you were the victim of an accident that led to physical injuries, property damage, and financial damage, contact the team at the Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 right away.
Additional Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Team
In addition to ensuring compliance with the statute of limitations in California, there are additional advantages to hiring a personal injury team. When you put our team to work on your lawsuit, we may:
- Create a thorough and robust evidence file
- Examine and review your medical records
- Acquire, complete, and submit insurance forms
- Acquire, complete, and review legal forms
- Prepare, substantiate, and file your lawsuit
- Locate, identify, and question witnesses
- Assign an accurate value to your lawsuit
In addition to these actions, once the value of your personal injury lawsuit is proven, we use that number to drive settlement talks and negotiations. If you prefer to settle your lawsuit without going to trial, we can help you determine what a fair settlement agreement would look like in your case and negotiate on your behalf.
Let a Pasadena Personal Injury Lawyer Fight for You
Knowing someone’s negligent actions or failure to take appropriate action led to your injuries and proving it are two different things. With encouragement and assistance from our client support team, you may fight for financial recovery from the liable party. Our team is compassionate, responsive, and focused on your potential monetary award. Contact the personal injury team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 today to explore your options for financial compensation.