If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one because of a motor vehicle accident, we can help you seek compensation for your losses.
With Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by your side, you don’t have to be alone in your case. Let a San Jose car accident lawyer from our firm handle your insurance claim or lawsuit so that you can focus on your recovery.
You Can Seek Financial Compensation
If your accident injuries required medical treatment, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in health care bills. If you suffered severe injuries, emergency care may be only the beginning of your medical needs.
A lawyer from our firm can help you pursue compensation for your past and future medical costs, including:
- Hospital stays
- Surgeries and other procedures
- Follow-up care
- Physical therapy
- Skilled nursing care
- Medical devices and mobility aids
- Doctor visits and specialist appointments
If you cannot work because of your injuries, your financial worries may only be compounded by the fact you may not have a paycheck coming in.
Your Damages Can Cover Intangible Losses
You could also seek compensation for other losses caused by the accident, including:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Loss of limb
- Pain and suffering
- Depression and anxiety
Seeking Awards on Behalf of a Lost Loved One
Under CCP §377.60, if your loved one died because of the negligent or wrongful actions of another party, you may have the right to seek compensation. Those eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim include the deceased’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children. If there is no surviving spouse, partner, or direct descendants, other parties may be entitled to seek compensation.
Other forms of compensation may be available for those who lost a loved one, including damages that the deceased might have received had they survived. We can explain more about the various types of damages awarded after a motorcyclist is killed in a negligent accident.
We Can Help You File a Claim or Lawsuit
From gathering evidence of your losses to negotiating with the insurance company, we can help you with every aspect of your claim or lawsuit. Even though filing a claim may seem like a straightforward process, we can help you with any issues that may arise along the way.
We Can Determine Liability in Your Case
The majority of vehicle accidents are caused by a motorist’s driving error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This may include actions like:
- Driving distracted
- Driving drunk
- Failing to yield
- Traveling in the wrong lane
- Failing to obey traffic laws
We can collect evidence of the other driver’s negligence in order to demonstrate their liability for the accident. However, even if you were partially at fault for an accident, you could still be awarded compensation. We can help determine liability and fault in your accident and can tell you how much you could expect to pursue.
We Can Negotiate on Your Behalf
In the event that an insurance company is not willing to offer you a fair settlement, we can fight for your compensation. We can handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance companies for you.
- Provide evidence of your losses, including your medical bills, pay stubs, expert testimony, and more
- Demonstrate evidence of negligence on the part of the other driver, including police reports, eyewitness statements, video from the accident scene, and more
- Take your case to court, if the insurance company will not agree to a fair offer
We can work to show the effect that the accident had on your life, demonstrating the severity of your injuries and your losses. We can also prove to the insurance company the amount you may deserve.
We Can Help You With Problems that May Arise in Your Claim
For instance, an insurance company may:
- Try to offer you a low settlement
- Put pressure on you to accept their first offer in a hurry
- Deny that their client was liable for the accident
The team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices understands you need money as soon as possible, and you do not have time to waste haggling with insurance companies. We can deal with insurers on your behalf and represent you during negotiations. We will fight to secure you the best possible settlement amount available in your case.
Do Not Let the Statute of Limitations Expire
The insurance process can take time. While there is not a time limit on settling your claims outside of court, there is a window for how long you have to file a lawsuit. According to CCP §335.1, you have two years to take action for personal injury or wrongful death.
While we will work hard to reach a settlement with the insurance companies, we can assist you with a lawsuit, if necessary. However, we will need time to collect evidence and build your case.
Get Started With a Free Consultation with Our Attorneys
We are committed to helping our clients seek the fairest settlement possible. We have helped car accident victims across California achieve millions of dollars in awards. Let us help you, too by calling for a free consultation at (888) 522-6291.