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Your injury may entitle you to a large monetary award.

Contact us for a free consultation, and we’ll take care of everything, while you rest and recover. We are proud of the assistance we provide to those who have been injured, and we continue that tradition of excellence with each new client.

Our practice areas include:

  Automobile Accident

  Truck Accident

  Airplane Accident

  Motorcycle Accident

  Dog Bite

  Slip and Fall

  Construction Accident

  Wrongful Death

  Pedestrian Accident

If you have suffered a serious personal injury of any kind, we want to help you pursue the full compensation you deserve. Let us take your case and provide caring advocacy.

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A personal injury lawsuit allows the injured party or his or her family to seek compensation for costs incurred as a result of the accident. To be able to show that you have been harmed by the negligence of another, you must have injuries that resulted from the accident.

Personal injury implies any type of injury sustained in accidents. These types of injuries may arise from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dog bites or wrongful death claims. The responsible person’s insurance company will pay money to the injured person for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other ongoing medical expenses.

A personal injury case can become formalized through a personal injury lawyer representing you at a civil court proceeding. This court session seeks to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed.

Plaintiffs have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. Generally speaking, the period of time dictated by a statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff is injured or discovers the injury. Once you start the lawsuit you are no longer limited to a time frame to present the case and have the other person’s insurance policy payout if you win. In CA  SOL for bodily injury is 2 years and for property damage 3 years.

Damages

Damages awarded to a victim of personal injury in California falls into two basic categories – special damages (also known as economic damages) and general damages (also known as non-economic damages). Both types of damages are known as compensatory damages or actual damages. In personal injury and other tort actions, damages are normally awarded for the purpose of compensating the victim for injury suffered – i.e., restoring him as nearly as possible to his former position.

Special damages means out-of-pocket damages that can be documented, such as medical and related expenses, property damage (e.g., damage to a vehicle in an auto accident) loss of earnings, and loss of future earning capacity.
General damages are for intangible losses that can be inferred from special damages as well as other facts surrounding the case. They may include pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium.

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