Personal Injury FAQs
Our attorneys in San Diego, CA, have answers to many of our clients’ personal injury FAQs, such as how much your case is worth, what negligence is, when to file a lawsuit, and more. If you do not see an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact San Diego Injury Lawyer today to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced member of our legal team.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
When serious injuries are involved or if an insurance company has denied your claim, an attorney can help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled. These cases can become extremely complex, and an attorney can deal with claims adjusters and insurance companies while you focus on healing.
What Damages Am I Entitled To?
Almost all victims of personal injuries are entitled to compensatory damages, which may cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
In some cases, victims may also choose to pursue punitive damages, which serve to further punish the defendant for his or her negligence. Our attorneys can advise when it is appropriate to sue for punitive damages.
Will You Keep My Information Confidential?
As attorneys, we are bound by law to maintain strict levels of confidentiality with our clients. You can rest assured your confidential information is in good hands at San Diego Injury Lawyer.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The amount of compensation you may be able to receive for your injuries varies significantly depending on the type of accident and severity of injuries sustained. Generally speaking, victims with short-term injuries that will heal with limited impact to daily life will receive less compensation than victims with permanently disabling injuries. Our attorneys can only give you an estimate as to how much your case is worth after meeting with you for an in-depth consultation.
How Long Will My Lawsuit Take?
The amount of time it will take to settle your case will vary drastically from other claims because of your unique circumstances. However, your timeline depends largely on the legal route you take. Litigation can take months or years to complete. Some defendants, however, are more eager to settle things outside of court. In those cases, it could take several weeks or months.
What Questions Will be Asked During Deposition?
The questions asked during a deposition will relate to the circumstances of your accident and injury. Some questions may also ask about your job, activity level, and general health prior to and after the injury.
What are Lawyer Fees?
Lawyer fees are fees paid to your attorney for their services. At San Diego Injury Lawyer, we work on a contingency basis. This means you do not owe any legal fees until you have received a settlement or verdict for your case.
When Should I File a Lawsuit?
Personal injury lawsuits in California must be filed within the statute of limitations set by the state. Generally, these cases have a statute of limitations of two years from the date the injury occurred. Working with an experienced attorney can ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is defined as a failure to use reasonable care that results in damage or injury to another. Our attorneys can help establish liability and prove that those responsible for your injuries failed to fulfill their duty to your health and safety.
Contact San Diego Injury Lawyer
If you have any questions not addressed here, or if you were injured in an accident, contact our firm online or call (858) 413-9228 today. We are happy to discuss the unique circumstances of your case during a free consultation.