Redondo Beach is a vibrant community that promotes all kinds of recreational activities, tourism, and business. Yet, amidst the pleasant activities, town citizens still experience accidental injuries and illnesses that can lead to financial, emotional, and physical hardships.
If you were injured in Redondo Beach because of the negligence of another person, you might be entitled to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against them. A Redondo Beach personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can help you fight to secure compensation for your losses from the responsible party or parties.
If you are considering working with a personal injury lawyer on your case, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation with one of our team members. We can describe the litigation process and answer any questions you might have about filing a claim or lawsuit.
Personal Injury Law Covers a Wide Variety of Accidental Injuries and Illnesses
You might be entitled to receive compensation in a personal injury case if your injuries were caused by a negligent party. At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we take on a variety of personal injury cases, such as:
- Car accident cases
- Truck accident cases
- Motorcycle accident cases
- Pedestrian or bicyclist accident cases
- Premises liability cases, such as slip and fall accidents or dog bite cases
- Product liability cases
- Medical malpractice cases
Even if your situation does not seem like it falls under one of these personal injury categories, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices for a free case review. If you choose to work with us, we can assign a lawyer to handle your case and guide you through either the claims or civil action process.
Wrongful Death Is a Separate Category
In tragic cases, accidental injuries can lead to a person’s death. When this happens, certain members of the decedent’s family may be able to take legal action.
According to the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §337.60, the following individuals may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit:
- The decedent’s spouse or domestic partner
- The decedent’s children
- The decedent’s parents or legal guardians
If the decedent had a putative spouse, they might also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit under certain circumstances.
You Can Receive Compensation for All of Your Losses
Personal injury cases allow injured parties to demand compensation for the losses they experienced as a result of someone’s negligence. These losses may involve direct injuries as well as their financial consequences.
Depending on what is involved in your case, you may demand compensation for:
- Medical expenses: treatment costs and prescription medicine costs
- Property damage: to repair or replace damaged property, such as a car or boat
- Income loss: wages you have lost up to the current moment and wages you will lose until your injuries heal
- Reduced earning capacity: if your injuries affected your working abilities, either temporarily or permanently
- Diminished quality of life: if your injuries are expected to be long-term or permanent
- Pain and suffering: applicable to both physical and emotional pain you experienced
If you decide to work with a Redondo Beach personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we may be able to help you calculate other damages not listed in this section.
Losses Related to a Loved One’s Wrongful Death
If you are filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, you may request compensation for the following types of damages:
- Funeral expenses: including costs for burial or cremation services
- Loss of your loved one’s income: if they financially supported you and/or your family
- Loss of support: possibly available to spouses and children
If you have additional questions about how Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices calculates damages, feel free to call us at (888) 522-6291. We offer case reviews at no cost to all prospective clients.
Do Not Forget to File Your Personal Injury Case on Time
One of the first questions your legal team may ask might be, “Do you know the date when you got injured?”
This is an important detail to determine because it sets the deadline for your personal injury lawsuit. In general, CCP §335.1 gives you two years from the date of your injury to sue.
For wrongful death lawsuits, the deadline is generally two years from your loved one’s date of death.
If your case involves a crash or incident report, your lawyer may review this document to determine the statutory deadline assigned to your case. If your case is more nuanced, such as a defective product case, you might need to refer to your medical records to determine when you discovered that your illness was related to the defective product. Date of discovery may also apply in certain medical malpractice cases.
Get Help from a Redondo Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we care about our clients and their well-being. If you or a loved one was injured because of someone else’s negligence, we want to extend our legal services to you and help you fight for the compensation you need to recover from your losses. If your loved one passed away as a result of their fatal injuries or illness, we want to help you fight for justice.
Our legal team provides the following services to all our clients:
- A free case evaluation
- Evidence review and retrieval
- Paperwork services, such as filing and submitting all documents
- Damage assessment
- Representation during communications with involved parties
- Representation during negotiations or a trial case
We may provide other services depending on the needs of your case.
Contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Today!
For more information and a free case review with our team, call us at (888) 522-6291.