Regardless of the type of personal injury you’ve suffered, you deserve to be compensated for the damage and losses it has caused you if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. For legal help getting the compensation you’re entitled to, get in touch with a San Diego personal injury attorney.
When you’ve been injured in any kind of accident in San Diego, your primary focus should be on your recovery. Unfortunately, getting better often requires hospital stays, doctor visits, time away from work, transportation service, and other costly expenses.
If the accident that resulted in your injuries was someone else’s fault, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden of your recovery. And you deserve compensation for all the suffering your injuries have caused you.
The good news is that you can pursue the compensation you need to recover by filing a personal injury claim in San Diego. You will have to prove that another party’s negligence caused your injuries and that they need to compensate you, but, with strong legal representation from our experienced lawyers, that shouldn’t be a problem.
A San Diego personal injury lawyer at The Kindley Firm, APC, can help you evaluate and identify the responsible parties, place a value on your claim, and pursue the compensation you’re owed. The lawyers in our law office will handle all the legal hurdles so you can focus on your recovery.
As you begin to evaluate and build your personal injury claim after the accident, it’s helpful to know which practice area your case falls into. The various types of personal injury cases present different potentially liable parties.
Regardless of the type of case you have, your San Diego injury lawyer can help you identify the responsible parties and people and hold them accountable.
Common types of personal injury cases include the following, any of which our lawyers could represent victims for:
Any injury that results from another party’s negligent, careless, or reckless actions can be considered a personal injury. That means injuries you could list in your claim can range from relatively minor cuts and scrapes to major brain trauma and spine damage, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
The following are some of the more common injuries accident victims have suffered in San Diego:
You may not be able to accurately predict all the expenses and hardships you’ll encounter as a result of your accident injuries in the future. For example, guessing how expensive your physical therapy will be can be difficult because the required recovery time can range from weeks to years.
Financial damages you may want to recover include losses that resulted from the following:
If you don’t pursue the correct amount of compensation, you may find yourself paying out of pocket for unforeseen expenses. Don’t let yourself get into that situation and make sure those responsible compensate you fairly. Your San Diego injury lawyer will have the practical professional experience to help you place an accurate value on your personal injury claim.
In San Diego and the rest of California, multiple parties can share the blame for the accident that left you injured—including you. That’s because the state follows the comparative fault system.
The potential downside of this method is that your compensation can be reduced if you’re found partially at fault for your accident and injuries.
For instance, if your lawyers filed a claim against the manufacturer of a defective car part that led to your crash, but you were speeding at the time of the accident, you could be found 30 percent responsible for your resulting injuries. The manufacturer of the defective part would only be responsible for giving you the remaining 70 percent of the compensation you’re awarded.
Another fact you should know is that just like all other states in United States, California has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury claims. Put simply, your rights provide you with the opportunity to sue for the injuries you’ve suffered within two years of the accident, but beyond that your personal injury case could be dismissed outright.
If you didn’t discover the personal injury until a later date following the accident, you’ll have one year from the date you became aware of your injury to file a claim and begin moving your legal matter through insurance and court system.
When it comes to personal injury claims, having strong, professional legal representation can be the difference between getting the compensation you need to recover from the accident and resulting injuries and being stuck with endless medical bills and other expenses.
That’s why so many victims choose The Kindley Firm, APC , to represent them as they pursue personal injury compensation. To speak with a San Diego personal injury lawyer, give us a call at 619-373-0637 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your free consultation at our law office.
Personal injury is a vast and complicated area of the law. You’re going to have some questions, and that’s okay. Our lawyers are happy to answer them and provide you with the top legal advice, information, and service that we provide all of our clients. We've helped other accident victims just like you; it's what our lawyers do. Below, we’ve provided the answers to some of the most common questions San Diego accident victims have about personal injury claims.
Yes. Injuries leave victims with more than just hospital bills and lost time at work. Emotional trauma, reduced quality of life, and pain and suffering are some of the more common non-economic damages claimed in personal injury cases. Your San Diego accident injury attorney will help you place a value on the non-economic damages you’ve suffered as a result of your injury.
Insurance companies are often looking for ways to avoid paying accident victims the compensation they’re owed after vehicle accidents and other situations, even when the victims are their own clients. The more they give you to compensated the damage you've claimed, the more their profits suffer. Your lawyers will know how to deal with the insurance company and can negotiate for a settlement on your behalf. If they don't want to negotiate, then it might be time to litigate. It’s often wise to direct the insurance company to speak with your lawyer and legal consultant so you don’t accidentally say anything that could be used to reduce your compensation or neutralize your rights later on.
Unless you’re being sued, you won’t likely have to appear in court as things can often be worked out in a settlement through negotiation. However, if the other party refuses to offer an adequate out-of-court settlement, you may need to appear in court to fight for the compensation you’re owed. The upside of taking your personal injury claim to the courtroom is that courts often award more compensation than a settlement would have.