If you or someone you love was injured by the negligent, careless, or reckless behavior of another person or entity, you might have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit. If another person or entity failed to take necessary action when they should have, their negligence might also form the basis of a lawsuit for financial compensation.
A Torrance personal injury lawyer might help you prove the cause of your injuries, assign financial liability to the responsible party, and build a solid evidence file that demonstrates your financial expenses and losses.
When you are ready to seek the compensation that you may be entitled to, contact the personal injury team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291. Initial case reviews are free to all prospective clients.
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Define the Cause of Your Injuries
The physical injuries and property damage that typically initiate a personal injury lawsuit might stem from a variety of accidents and injuries. One of the first things our client support team may do is ask you to recount the circumstances that led to your accident and resulted in your injuries. Many personal injury lawsuits stem from the following types of accidents:
- Vehicle collisions
- Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Construction accidents
Your injuries may have occurred in another way that might still entitle you to compensation. Our case assessment team will listen to your story with compassion and help determine whether the at-fault party’s actions may meet the legal definition of negligence. If so, we may help you proceed with your case by offering you representation.
Assign an Accurate Value to Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
The party responsible for the injuries you sustained may also be responsible for your resulting financial damages. According to the California Civil Code (CIV) §1431.2, their financial liability may include these recoverable damages:
- Substitute domestic services
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Past and anticipated medical expenses
- Harm to reputation
- Damaged property repair or replacement
- Past and anticipated lost wages and income
Keep track of your medical expenses and income loss to ensure nothing is overlooked or inadvertently omitted. Our client support team might be able to help you gather the documents and other forms of evidence you need to prove the validity and value of your lawsuit.
Let Our Team Build Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
When we help you build a personal injury lawsuit, we take time to ensure its timely filing. The statute of limitations defines how much time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. In California, the California Law Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 generally allows you to file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident.
Because filing your lawsuit is time-sensitive, you may want to consider involving our team in your lawsuit sooner rather than later. With early intervention, your lawsuit may meet the statute of limitations deadline and prevent any negative consequences of allowing the allotted time to expire.
Contact the client intake team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices by calling (888) 522-6291. We can discuss how a Torrance personal injury lawyer from our firm might be able to help you build a case file that leads to financial compensation during your free initial consultation.
Accident Reports and Other Forms of Evidence
Depending on the type of mishap you were involved in, it may generate a written incident or accident report. Whenever possible, create or reconstruct a paper trail that helps tell the story of the event that led to your injuries.
For example, a car accident might generate a crash report, while a dog bite or attack might generate a report from animal control. Obtain copies of these documents and share them with our legal team immediately.
Medical Records and Bills
After suffering an injury, you might receive medical care from multiple health care professionals. Each doctor and specialist who provides you with treatment might bill you separately. Additionally, each health care facility may have its own billing system. It can be challenging to keep track of medical records and bills when they come from several directions.
Our team may help you compile the myriad records and bills that help establish the value of your lawsuit and ensure nothing is unintentionally left out or disregarded.
Photos and Images
Pictures and images may go a long way toward supporting the cause of your accident and the degree of your injuries. If possible, take the following photos and share them with our team: photos of your injuries, damaged property, and the location and scene of your accident.
If available, we may also locate and request still images or video footage from residential and commercial surveillance equipment. Our goal is to ensure your case file is thorough, complete, and paints an accurate picture of the accident and its causes and costs.
Seek Recovery with Help from a Torrance Personal Injury Lawyer
In the immediate aftermath of an accident and resulting injury, you may prefer to focus on recovering your health and physical ability. While you do so, our legal team can concentrate on your financial recovery by filing your insurance claim or lawsuit.
The personal injury team at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices might be able to help you prove the validity of your lawsuit, identify the at-fault party, and assign financial liability. Call (888) 522-6291 to speak with a member of our client intake team and start preparing your case today.