San Bernardino Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you have been rear-ended coming off of the I-215, and the other party will not admit fault? Maybe a neighbor’s dog bit you while walking in the Del Rosa area. A business you visited in Highland might have had improper safety conditions causing you injury. Whatever your circumstance, if you were injured in San Bernardino, you may have cause to seek legal recourse.
If you’ve been hurt by another person, whether intentionally or not, you may be able to sue for compensation. Injuries can be physical, economic, psychological or a combination of these. The San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at Garcia & Phan can determine whether your situation calls for a lawsuit. When our lawyers take on your case, your cause becomes our own. Our attorneys are respected across the country and provide consultation to other lawyers.
How Long Do Personal Injury Claims Take?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, it may take anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. A 2005 study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that tort-related cases heard before a jury take an average of 26.5 months to complete from the date of filing to completion. Also, be aware that upwards of 95% of personal injury cases are settled before going to trial.
What do I do after an accident?
If you have experienced serious injuries after an incident, seek medical attention right away. Even if you believe that you did not suffer a major injury you should still be examined by a medical professional. Some symptoms from an injury such as a concussion do not appear until weeks or even months later. Make sure to keep all medical documentation as well. This can be helpful later for your personal injury case. Once it has been confirmed that you have suffered from an injury, immediately after, file a claim through your insurance company. The insurance representative that is handling your claim will then speak to an adjuster to discuss the compensation that you may receive. Remember that most of the time the job of the negligent party’s insurance company is to provide you with as little compensation as possible for your losses. You should not have to settle for any amount that will not cover the costs for your medical bills, lost wages or mental anguish.
Contact our law offices at 714-848-8200 to get more information on your legal rights.
Making The Decision On A Law Firm In San Bernardino Ca.
Choosing the right firm for an accident injury case can be difficult. The law firm selected will in all likelihood determine the future state of the victim’s health and finances after a serious accident injury. That’s why it takes the unique approach of offering a free discussion with a personal injury attorney to discuss the issues and to offer relevant advice and answers, before being hired. Our lawyers are thoughtful and sensitive clinicians of law, offering wisdom towards the client’s problems. Let us assist you through this time by offering you the tool of the law to get you through it. If you have questions, we have answers. Reach us today for a real conversation about what can be done to win your possible lawsuit.
Elements Of A Personal Injury Case
A personal injury case usually involves two parties who were in an accident—the injured person (called the plaintiff) and the person who caused the injury (called the defendant). As a general rule, the injured person must show that the person who is responsible acted carelessly. To make their case, the victim must show four primary elements.
- Duty: The defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff. For example, a property owner has the duty to keep their property safe so that visitors are not hurt.
- A Violation of This Duty: The accident victim must show that the defendant did not exercise reasonable care, violating their duty.
- Cause of Injury: The accident occurred because of something the defendant did. For example, a person was hurt after slipping on the floor because the defendant had spilled something and didn’t clean up the mess.
- Damages: Plaintiffs need to show that they were hurt by the defendant’s carelessness. For example, if the person who slipped suffered a broken arm or leg in the fall, they might be entitled to money for their injury, assuming that fault is established.
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Yes. In most instances, we quickly arrange for a rental car for you so you can get on with your normal activities, and we make sure you get the car you need. Do you have a case?
Like any other profession, the quality of legal services varies tremendously from one lawyer to the next. Some lawyers are barely competent others are outstanding leaders of the legal community. These days, clients can use the internet to obtain information about a prospective lawyer. Internet searches can provide information on the attorney’s experience and trial results. I provide information about my actual results on this website so prospective clients can make the best decisions when hiring a lawyer and feel comfortable that the Garcia & Phan Law Firm has proven experience and results.
NO! Our office policy is straightforward and clear: We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Get Money from the Insurance Company! This means that if we don’t get you some monetary recovery, you will not owe us any fees. It’s as simple as that. No money upfront, and no hourly fees. This policy allows us to aggressively fight for the maximum recovery for you and your loved ones. No matter how long the case takes, we will be there fighting for your rights.
Yes. If you have lost earnings or have lost the ability to earn money in the future as a result of your accident, our office fight aggressively to get all of the money you have lost back for you.