Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Clients in Kern County
If you have been injured in an accident, you do not have to try and deal with the situation on your own. Personal injury law in the state of California can be exceedingly difficult to understand and navigate on your own.
The Paris Law Firm is available to help individuals who have suffered a personal injury in several different areas, including the following:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- E-Cigarette Blowups
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
We are a personal injury firm that is dedicated to recovering full and fair compensation for our clients. Sadly, there are many instances when the only way to hold the party who is responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions is to file a personal injury lawsuit.
We have extensive experience in dealing with the tactics that many insurance companies use when trying to avoid paying out settlements. We are not intimidated by their legal teams, who often seek loopholes in claims in order to undervalue, delay, or even deny you financial compensation.
For over 20 years, attorney Greg Paris and The Paris Law Firm have been aggressively pursuing compensation for victims who have been injured through another individual’s negligence or carelessness. We will stand by your side through every step of your claim and litigation. Contact our law offices in Kern County and ask to schedule a free initial consultation and case review with one of our highly qualified Southern CA personal injury attorneys.
What Types of Damages Can I Pursue In a Personal Injury Claim?
In California injury cases, the state allows for two types of damages, economic and non-economic.
Economic damages: This refers to tangible expenses that result from your accident or injury that cause you to have to pay money out of pocket. Some of them are as follows:
- Medical bills- past and future
- Medical expenses related to therapy, rehabilitation, medications, or equipment
- Home or vehicle modifications that are needed due to your injury
- Property damage
- Lost wages-past and future
Non-economic damages: These types of losses include damages that result from your accident and are considered to be intangible. Some examples are as follows:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
If you have been the victim of an accident caused by negligence, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can assist you in navigating the complicated laws that surround personal injury claims. We strive to ensure that you understand your rights and legal options.
How Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In California, if one of your immediate family members has been the victim of wrongful death, you may be able to file a claim. However, it should be noted that there are certain stipulations California places on who is eligible to file such claims.
In order to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be either a surviving spouse, child, parent, or sibling of the decedent. The right to sue for wrongful death first falls to the surviving spouse, and then if they voluntarily waive their rights, the ability to file a claim would then fall to the children. If there is no spouse or children, the parents can file a claim. Finally, if there is no family other than siblings, they can claim the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
It should be noted that there is a statute of limitations placed on the amount of time that you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, the law places a two-year time limit on filing a claim. In other words, you have two years from the date that the death occurred to file. There are, however, exceptions to this rule, including when the responsible party leaves the state, or what is known as “delayed discovery” occurs in which the injury that caused the death was not discovered until a later date.
Immediate family members who qualify can file a lawsuit asking for economic and non-economic damages related to their loss that including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of future income/support
- Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent due to their injury before they died
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, speak with one of our personal injury attorneys. Time is not always on your side in cases such as these.
How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?
Each personal injury claim is different due to the unique circumstances and factors that surround each case. Therefore, there is no specific timeline that can be given to determine exactly how long your case may take to be resolved.
Some factors to take into consideration are as follows:
- The extent of the injuries suffered
- The overall complexity of the claim
- The number of parties involved in the case
- The willingness of the responsible parties to reach a settlement
As experienced personal injury attorneys, The Paris Law Firm is committed to answering any questions and concerns that you may have in regard to the time and progress that is being made in your case.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
There are many benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim. Personal injury attorneys can provide you with the legal options that you need during this stressful time in your life.
They can analyze the situation from a legal standpoint and help you receive the medical treatment you may need. They also offer expert litigation assistance with your claim, and typically most clients receive a larger settlement with the assistance of a personal injury attorney than if they did not have one.
We are dedicated to standing by you and fighting aggressively for your rights. We pride ourselves on building solid attorney-client relationships and will keep you informed as to all developments and how the case progresses through each stage of the judicial system. Contact our law offices by calling (909) 325-6185 to schedule a free initial consultation and case review.