Serious injuries happen in San Diego County every day, leaving accident victims with serious injuries and the financial problems that go along with it. In situations like this, it’s important to choose the right attorneys to handle your case. But with so many law firms to choose from, how do you choose the right attorneys?
California Personal Injury Laws
We mentioned the two-year deadline for filing a personal injury claim in California. This is just one of many laws you must obey during the personal injury process. Our lawyers have years of experience with California’s laws and San Diego’s courts, and we can easily help you navigate the web of rules and regulations involved in most injury claims. Our team can put the law on your side, making it work for you instead of against you. A few personal injury laws to be aware of include:
Statute of Limitations
The two-year filing deadline is not set in stone. There are exceptions in some cases. It’s also important to note that the clock doesn’t start ticking until you discover your injuries, even if this is days, weeks, or months after an accident. There are different deadlines for different types of claims. For instance, a property-damage only claim has three years from the date of the incident. Talk to our attorneys to find out the deadline for your unique claim.
Wrongful Death Filings
A wrongful death claim is one in which the surviving family members of someone who died in a negligence-related accident pursue damages. In California, a deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner, or surviving children may file this type of claim. If these parties do not exist, anyone the law entitles to the decedent’s property can file. One must file within two years of the date of injury or death for a valid claim.
Damages in a personal injury claim
One of the main goals of filing a personal injury claim is to secure compensation for your losses. The San Diego courts allow plaintiffs to recover economic and non-economic damages. These may include past and future medical costs, lost wages, property damage expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish. Wrongful death claims can result in additional types of compensation for the loss of the loved one’s companionship, love, and support.
Choosing the Right Lawyer
One of the most important decisions you can ever make is the attorney you hire to handle your case. Not all law firms are the same. Some law firms have experience practicing law but don’t have experience inside the courtroom. Other firms don’t have the financial resources needed to take a case to trial in order to maximize your recovery. Some choose to take as many cases as possible, leaving you as “just a number”. That’s not the case here. We have the trial experience, the financial resources and we know each client by name and exactly what is going on in their case.
Our San Diego accident law firm has a 99% success rate and Partner Steve Estey has been named Trial Attorney of the Year. Twice. When you choose our firm to handle your injury claim, you’re in great hands.
When you work with a great attorney, you don’t have to worry about the laws and filing procedures. You don’t have to collect evidence, hire expert witnesses, and represent your case on your own. Your lawyer will take care of the legwork and red tape of your case so that you can focus on yourself, your health, and your family. In the aftermath of a serious personal injury accident, entrust your case to a lawyer for maximum peace of mind during the healing process.
Call our San Diego office at (619) 295-0035, or reach out online to start your San Diego personal injury claim with a free case evaluation at Estey Bomberger. You don’t pay unless you win, so what are you waiting for?