DO I HAVE A VALID INJURY CLAIM?
Posted on Monday, December 25th, 2017 at 2:45 am
How do you know whether you have a valid injury claim after an accident? Can you recover money for your claim? Do you need to hire California personal injury attorney to file your claim? What kind of damages can you include in your demand for settlement of a claim?
These are just some of the questions that we answer for accident victims during a free consultation and free case evaluation. Call (916) 999-9000 to get your free appointment with a California personal injury lawyer.
Filing an Injury Claim in California
One of the most important questions that a person has when they are injured is whether they have a valid injury claim. To determine if you have a claim against another party for damages arising from a personal injury accident, we will begin by asking you several questions about what happened to you.
How were you injured in the accident? Your injury can be physical, emotional, or mental; however, you must have suffered some type of injury to have a valid injury claim. Examples of injuries include broken bones, brain injuries, mental anguish, spinal cord injuries, emotional stress, amputations, physical pain, and fractures. The injury can be minor or severe. The only requirement is that you are injured in some way and that you can prove you were injured.
Did another person or party cause the accident that resulted in your injury? To recover compensation from another party, that party must have caused the accident or contributed to the cause of the accident. Your compensation depends on whether the other party was 100 percent at fault or partially at fault. Furthermore, you must also prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident.
Have you suffered damages that are compensable? You must have suffered damages that are compensable under California’s personal injury laws to have a valid injury claim. Damages can consist of financial losses and non-economic damages. Examples of financial losses include lost income, medical expenses, and property damage. Non-economic damages include your physical pain and emotional suffering. An attorney can help you document your damages to increase the chance you will receive full compensation for all losses, injuries, and damages.
Many questions arise during an injury claim. Hiring an experienced California personal injury lawyer is the first step in receiving answers to your questions. An attorney will handle investigating the accident to identify liable parties and gather evidence to prove fault and damages.
Your attorney also negotiates with the insurance company for the at-fault party to arrive at a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair amount, your attorney may advise you to file a personal injury lawsuit.
California Personal Injury Attorneys Working for You
The personal injury lawyers of The Tiemann Law Firm believe that injury victims deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. We also believe that injury victims deserve to be compensated fully for all damages caused by another person’s negligent or reckless acts.
Contact our office by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to request your free case evaluation. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.