Personal Injury Lawyers in San Bernardino County Helping Clients Recover Fair Compensation
Most individuals go through life never imagining that they will one day need the services of a personal injury attorney. We take for granted that our life will go the way that we plan without ever experiencing any type of serious injury. However, there are times when an injured party finds themselves in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Being injured and finding yourself having to file a personal injury claim can be over whelming, especially as you try to recover from all of the injuries that you have likely suffered as a result of your accident. Injury victims often find themselves confused as to what they need to do first. At The Paris Law Firm, our San Bernardino personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you through this emotional and stressful time in your life.
Contact our law firm in San Bernardino at (909) 469-5127 and ask to schedule a free initial consultation and case review with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers.
What Type of Accidents Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me With?
If you have been injured in an accident, you want an attorney who has the necessary qualifications and experience to successfully handle your claim. At The Paris Law Firm of San Bernardino, we have accident attorneys able to assist with several types of accidents with injury, such as:
Many car accident victims suffer from severe physical injuries that cause them to lose time at work and, as a result, put them into a financial crisis. Our injury lawyers may be able to help obtain a recovery for the damages that you have suffered.
Accident victims involved in collisions with commercial vehicles often suffer injuries that are severely debilitating in nature. Due to the extent of their injuries from the force of the impact with a commercial vehicle, an accident victim may require significant rehabilitation and physical therapy and may suffer from severe emotional distress. You need an attorney who can provide you with quality legal representation in order to recover damages for your injuries.
Frequently, motorcycle accident victims suffer from severe injuries related to road rash and the force of being hit by another motor vehicle. Many of our clients who have suffered severe injuries related to riding a motorcycle require long-term medical care, which can be very costly. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring that your medical costs are covered by the responsible party or parties.
These injuries may require the victim to receive specialized medical attention for the rest of their life. Injuries of this nature can be the result of fall accidents or criminal actions. It is imperative that you speak with an experienced attorney regarding legal representation for your personal injury case. You do not want to trust your future to a personal injury law firm that lacks the qualifications necessary to handle life-altering injuries.
Injuries that are considered to be debilitating for the rest of your life are deemed catastrophic injuries in California. Some of these types of injuries include a spinal cord injury, loss of a limb, loss of use of a limb, or any injury resulting in deafness or blindness. These types of personal injuries require you to have highly qualified legal representation due to the often overly complex nature of these personal injury claims. These types of personal injury cases are particularly stressful as often family members have to assist the injured victim in activities of daily living that they are now unable to perform for themselves, which only adds to the overall financial burden that the victim may be faced with.
Repeatedly we represent clients who, through no fault of their own, suffered injuries due to carelessness or negligence on the part of property owners or managers who failed to remove potential hazards. Sadly, often the only legal recourse a victim may have to hold a negligent party responsible is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our personal injury attorneys can assist you in filing an injury claim in order to recover damages for the expenses related to your injury.
The attorneys of the Paris Law Firm in the San Bernardino area have a vast amount of experience in dealing with personal injury cases that involve motor vehicle accidents. Often insurance companies will try to manipulate accident victims who have been injured into settling for substantially less than their accident is worth. The insurance company will often try to undervalue or deny your claim in regard to a personal injury in hopes of not having to pay out a sizable claim.
How Long Do I Have to File A Car Accident Claim In California?
If you have been injured or suffered property damage as a result of a car accident in San Bernardino, you should file a claim immediately. California has a strict statute of limitation laws that apply to car accident claims. The typical amount of time allowed under state law to file a claim is two years.
However, if a minor sustains injuries in a car accident, they are permitted to file a claim up until the time that they reach 18 years of age, and then an additional two years after that to file a lawsuit.
Once you have filed a claim, state law allows the insurance companies up to 15 days to acknowledge the claim. They then have 40 days after they have received the claim information to either accept responsibility or deny the claim. Any payments for settlements must be issued within 30 days of the insurer accepting the settlement.
Often insurance companies will attempt to undervalue or deny claims. They often try to blame the car accident case on the victim in order to avoid large payouts. Our personal injury law firm is familiar with the deceitful tactics that insurers often use in order to minimize their accountability in paying your claim. The Paris Law Firm has been standing up to insurance companies for years, and we will do everything in our power to hold them accountable for paying in regard to your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover From a Personal Injury Accident?
California has what is known in the legal system as compensatory damages, which is the money that you may be able to receive for financial losses and other costs that you incurred as a result of your serious injury.
This includes both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages: These are best understood by considering the out-of-pocket expenses that you may have paid or will have to pay as a result of a personal injury case.
These types of economic damages include the following:
Reimbursement for medical bills and other medical expenses related to your care, both for the past and future, are typically awarded to injured clients when we are successful in recovering compensation for their injuries. Your personal injury attorney can assist you in consulting with medical experts and other health professionals in order to determine what type of future medical attention you may require and the cost of such care.
These damages include both past and future lost wages. In most serious accident cases, our clients end up having to miss a considerable amount of time from work. They may even be forced to take a job that pays significantly less than the job they held when their injury occurred. In a case such as this, you may be entitled to receive damages related to loss of earning capacity. Loss of earning capacity is the monetary difference between what you would have been able to earn had you not been injured and the amount that you will actually earn now due to your accident.
If your auto accident resulted in your car being damaged or destroyed, the cost of replacing your vehicle would be covered under property loss. The same holds true if your home or personal belongings were damaged or destroyed as part of the injury that you have suffered.
Non-economic damages: These types of damages are considered to be more subjective in nature and can potentially include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
This type of emotional trauma is often experienced by injured clients, and itself is very debilitating in nature. Damages related to emotional distress are meant to compensate injury victims for such things as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fear, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and other serious side effects that you may experience after you have been injured.
Loss of Enjoyment in Life
These damages are meant to pay you compensation for the fact that there are activities that you are no longer able to participate in since you have been injured. For instance, you may no longer be able to run and play with your children due to injuries to your legs that make doing so impossible. If your injury involves you being unable to enjoy activities that you previously enjoyed, you may be awarded damages for loss of enjoyment.
Loss of Consortium
Many individuals are under the mistaken impression that this type of damage is given in relation to the loss of the ability to have sexual relations. However, it actually can apply to situations in which the injured victim has lost the ability to provide love, affection, comfort, and assistance with activities related to child-rearing or other household responsibilities, as well.
How Long Do Personal Injury Claims Usually Take to be Resolved?
Due to individual circumstances and the nature of litigation when it comes to personal injury claims, it is difficult to determine exactly how long a case may take to be concluded. Your case being resolved and you receiving potential compensation can depend on a number of factors.
For instance, if the injuries that you suffered are considered to be catastrophic injuries, then this would take more time to resolve. Medical experts and other healthcare professionals would need to provide statements as to the extent and duration of the harm that you have suffered.
The same holds true for wrongful death. Many individuals do not realize that a wrongful death claim is actually a form of personal injury claim that a family brings on behalf of their loved one because they are unable to do so for themselves.
At The Paris Law Firm, our San Bernardino County personal injury attorneys are dedicated to working hard in order to resolve your injury claim as soon as possible in order to help you and your family members have peace of mind and compensation for your accident injuries.
What Can The Paris Law Firm Do For Me?
Our law offices in San Bernardino are a personal injury law firm passionately committed to recovering full compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys in San Bernardino County have been proudly serving San Bernardino residents for many years and have a proven track record of being able to get results for our clients.
We continually strive to give each one of our clients high-quality legal representation and personal attention as we help them with the various legal services they may be in need of in all matters of personal injury law.
When you come to us with your personal injury case, we share our vast amount of legal resources in order to strengthen your case. We can offer you the help you will need to file a claim. We can obtain medical records, police reports, and other information that is vital to your case. Personal injury law in California can be extremely difficult to understand, especially when there are multiple areas of liability.
Hiring our San Bernardino, CA, personal injury law firm can also greatly benefit you in terms of expediting the claims process. Often, when the responsible party knows that you have a personal injury lawyer on your side, they are more willing to negotiate a settlement that will be in your best interests and not their own.
If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the legal right to file a personal injury claim in order to pursue fair compensation for your injuries, property damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our personal injury attorneys have made it their mission to provide excellent legal service to San Bernardino residents in Southern California. We are pleased to offer quality legal representation to each of our clients as we seek to obtain justice and fair compensation for their injuries.
Contact our San Bernardino personal injury firm by calling (909) 469-5127 and scheduling a free initial consultation and case review with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers. We greatly look forward to meeting you and determining what we can do to assist you in your time of need.