Personal injury lawyers can provide legal assistance to clients who have been injured or developed an illness due to another party’s negligence. You might enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer if you:
- Were injured in a motor vehicle accident
- Slipped or tripped and fell on someone else’s property and sustained severe injuries
- Were attacked by an unprovoked dog
- Are related to a loved one who passed away from their injuries related to the previous options
Personal injury cases can be varied and may involve several other factors not listed above. Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices encourages inquisitive readers to call our law firm for a free consultation at (888) 522-6291. With one phone call, you can speak with a member of our team and learn whether you may qualify to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit in your area.
If your injury event took place in Pomona, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can have a Pomona personal injury lawyer work on your case and provide you legal guidance throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to reach out today to begin setting up your case file.
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A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Fight for Compensation
A personal injury lawyer can help you understand what types of damages you may be able to claim when pursuing compensation. Asking for compensation for property damage in an accident might be your initial incentive, but you may also be able to demand compensation for:
- Medical treatment bills
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Losses related to living with a permanent disability
- Mental anguish
Your lawyer can review your case and determine how much compensation you might be owed, which might include damages not listed here.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one passed away as a result of their accident, injuries, or illness, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties and demand compensation for:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Loss of financial support from your loved one
- Loss of parental guidance and companionship
Additional types of damages may also be available in a wrongful death claim.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You with Your Claim or Lawsuit
With personal injury cases, you can decide to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit. Your legal team may weigh out your options if there are multiple parties involved in your case, as both claims and lawsuits have to be filed against each liable party separately.
For many clients, filing a claim is a faster and sometimes easier option of pursuing compensation, especially if their case has sufficient proof that the other party was at fault or liable for the accident. However, what makes a claim “easy” is whether the insurance adjusters decide to cooperate with you, which is not always the case. If they resist your attempts at negotiating compensation, you might decide to pursue a lawsuit later on.
If you are considering an insurance claim or lawsuit, a Pomona personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can guide you through either process. It is common for many clients to start by filing an insurance claim and then pursuing a lawsuit later if they cannot reach a settlement with the insurance company. Your lawyer can update you as your case progresses and let you know when you need to decide to file a lawsuit.
Until then, if you have more questions about the claims process, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291. A representative at our firm can give you more information about filing an insurance claim or lawsuit during your free case review.
Personal Injury Cases Have to Be Filed by Their Deadline
When building your personal injury case, you might hear the term “statute of limitations” spoken by your legal team. Essentially, this statute refers to the specific deadline you have to file a lawsuit.
This deadline is important because the involved parties might not come to an agreement about an insurance settlement. If this happens to you, you might decide to bring a lawsuit to continue pursuing compensation. However, if you wait too long and allow the statutory deadline to pass, you might not be able to sue the other party.
Per the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1, you typically have two years from the date of injury to file your personal injury lawsuit. This deadline also applies if you intend to file a wrongful death lawsuit, except your deadline would be two years after the date of your loved one’s death. Some circumstances, such as suing a government agency, may affect the deadlines in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
If your injury took place in Pomona, California, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can assign a Pomona personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim or lawsuit. We know how overwhelming personal injury cases can seem to people who have never navigated the litigation process before or who are unsure of how much compensation they are entitled to demand.
Let our legal team come to your aid. Simply call us at (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation with one of our team members and ask all the legal questions on your mind. We also do not charge our attorney’s fees unless we win your case, so do not hesitate to begin your legal journey. Our team wants to help you fight for the compensation you need to begin your recovery.