If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident in Pomona, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other related damages.
On your own, it can be challenging to pursue an at-fault driver and to meet the state’s definition of negligence. A Pomona car accident lawyer might be able to help you pursue the driver who caused your accident if:
- You were injured to any extent
- A passenger in your car was injured
- A loved one was fatally injured
- Your car was damaged or destroyed
Contact a personal injury team member when you are ready to prove the cause of your injuries, identify and pursue the at-fault driver, and negotiate a financial settlement. Call (888) 522-6291 now to see how hard the client support team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices fights for financial recovery for injured clients.
Let Us Help Prove the Cause of Your Car Accident
Once we prove the at-fault driver owed you an ordinary duty of care, failed to provide that obligation, their actions led to your injuries and caused your financial damages, our team may help define the cause of your accident. Commonly reported causes of accidents in California are:
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Cellphones and other distractions
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Making improper turns
- Not yielding the right of way
- Ignoring stop signs and signals
If one or more of these factors caused or contributed to your accident and injuries, we may find indicators from your recollections, crash report, and witness testimonies. When we work on your lawsuit, we may interview you, locate and interview any witnesses, and request a copy of your crash report and any attachments.
Your Crash Report Captures Important Accident Details
The State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) guidelines require the filing of a crash report if a car accident results in injuries, fatalities, or vehicle damage greater than $1,000. While a crash report is only mandatory under these circumstances, it is a good idea to file one after an accident because it can capture critical details you might struggle to recall later. The information we pull from your crash report may include:
- The date and time of the accident to help validate the statute of limitations
- Contact information for the at-fault driver and his insurance representatives
- Contact information and statements from any witnesses who came forward
- Codes indicating distracted driving, intoxication, and driver maneuvers
If your injuries are severe or cause you to lose consciousness, you might not readily recall much of the information that proves the at-fault driver’s actions were negligent. Obtain a copy of your official crash report as soon as it becomes available and share it with our legal team.
Determine the Financial Impact of Your Car Accident
In addition to your crash report, we may also request copies of your medical records and bills. They may be able to help us prove the cost of your current treatment plans and any treatments your injuries may require in the future. With that, the financial damage of a car accident can be far-reaching and extensive. According to California Civil Code (CIV) §1431.2, you might be entitled to recoup the following recoverable damages from the at-fault driver:
- Necessary medical expenses
- Injury-related loss of earnings
- Applicable funeral and burial expenses
- Damaged property repairs
- Lost property replacement
- Necessary in-home assistance
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Mental suffering and emotional distress
- Loss of society and companionship
Valuing your car accident lawsuit can be a complicated process. You do not have to assess these individual values and reach a final determination of your injury-related expenses on your own. Our team may help you determine the accurate cost of your financial expenses and losses and ensure the timely filing of your lawsuit.
Determine How the Statute of Limitations Applies to Your Lawsuit
After a car accident in Pomona, you have only a limited window of time to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Failing to understand or comply with the filing deadline might lead to an inability to collect compensation. As our team may explain, the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 generally limits your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit up to two years following the date of the accident.
If a loved one was fatally injured in the accident, the same statute of limitations generally entitles you to two years from the date of your loved one’s demise to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There may be specific circumstances that alter the timeline, such as the involvement of a minor. The timeline might also change if the other involved vehicle was government or municipality-owned.
With early involvement in your lawsuit, a Pomona car accident lawyer on our team may be able to help you understand the relevant filing deadlines and ensure timely filing of your lawsuit. We can use your crash report to determine the relevant dates. Contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 to start preparing and filing your lawsuit today.
Pursue the At-Fault Driver After a Car Accident
If you were injured in a car accident in Pomona, you might have the foundation of a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit might help you receive the compensation you need to start rebuilding your life after the collision.
When you are ready to seek financial recovery after an accident, a Pomona car accident lawyer might be able to help. Our team may even focus on your potential lawsuit while you concentrate on getting better. Reach out to Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291 today.