If you live in Coachella, California, and have been the victim of a personal injury accident, then it’s within your rights to hold the at-fault party/parties culpable. Given how complicated and technical these types of cases can be, it will be in your best interest if you had professional legal representation if you want to get the justice you so deserve.
It’s not right that you should have to suffer and pay for the negligent or reckless actions of another party. To begin official legal proceedings, get in touch with our law offices at (800) 900-9393 to get an initial consultation and case assessment without charge.
What Should I Do After an Injury?
Following these steps can help you protect your health and strengthen your case.
Seek Medical Care: If needed, seek medical care and make sure to keep records of all treatments.
Take Pictures: If you can, make sure to take a lot of pictures and videos of the accident scene.
Exchange Information: Make sure to get phone numbers and names of any witnesses.
Report the Accident: Notify the property owner/manager if you’re hurt at a business, or contact the police if it’s an auto accident.
Don’t Say Sorry: Never admit liability.
Call a Lawyer: Get in touch with a Coachella personal injury lawyer as soon as you can!
Why Do I Need a Coachella Personal Injury Lawyer?
Here at the Crockett Law Group, we will help you navigate the complex legal system and fight for the compensation you rightly deserve. Here are some areas where you’ll benefit from our experience:
Case Preparation / Filing a Lawsuit
This is the first stage of initiating legal proceedings. If you make a mistake in this stage, you risk losing the case altogether. If you or a loved one have gotten involved in an accident and want to file a suit against the at-fault party, it’s best to hire a personal injury lawyer to start case preparations and file a suit within the statute of limitations for California. When you get in touch with us, we’ll conduct a detailed investigation of the moments leading to the accident and gather as much evidence as we can.
We work with professionals like medical practitioners, forensics, police, and lab technicians to build a strong case with the evidence to back it up. Before filing the suit, we’ll reach out to the at-fault party to see if they want to settle. If not, we’ll file the lawsuit.
When insurers don’t want to go to trial, it usually means they aren’t confident they will win the case. For this reason, they will try to negotiate with you. It is recommended that you not speak to them without a lawyer present. Why is this? Insurance adjusters and insurance companies are very clever at downplaying the extent of damages suffered and subsequently the pay-out amount. A lawyer will ensure you get a fair cash settlement.
Trial Preparation & Representation
We are ready to go to trial if negotiations fail. With experience in courtrooms, these lawyers can coach you for the trial as well as offer aggressive representation.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover?
Your lawyer will fight for the maximum momentary compensation (aka damages) possible in your case. There are three basic types of damages you can recover:
These types of damages can be quantified and given a price tag and are intended to act as a financial cushion during this difficult period in your life. Economic damages include loss of earning capacity, property damage, future lost wages, and medical expenses.
These types of damages are intangible and can’t be quantified with money. Non-economic damages include permanent disabilities, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship.
Punitive damages are awarded by the courts to act as punishment and a warning to would-be future offenders. For these damages to be proven, the defendant must be found to have acted with “oppression, fraud, or malice.”
How is Liability Determined?
When an accident occurs, people will be quick to point fingers in order to avoid liability. To receive reimbursement, you’ll need to prove four elements of negligence definitively. They include:
Duty of Care: The plaintiff must prove the offender had a legal duty to act in a particular way that a reasonable party would when subjected to similar circumstances.
Breach of Duty of Care: The plaintiff must prove that the defendant didn’t take the necessary steps a reasonable person in the same situation would to anticipate and prevent risks and harm.
Causation: Because the at-fault party was in breach of their duty, it resulted in an accident. You must prove that injuries sustained were a direct cause of the accident and not pre-existing health conditions.
Damages: You must you suffered actual injuries and losses as a result of the accident. This can include medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, etc.
Can I Still Get Compensation if I Was Partially at Fault for an Accident?
California follows a pure comparative negligence doctrine. The courts permit injured persons to seek damages even if they were 99% liable for the accident, California doesn’t have restrictions of fault at 50%. So the claimant can get reimbursement even if they were partly liable. In this case, the total amount will be reduced by the victim’s percentage of fault.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in California?
You have a time span of two years to file a personal injury claim in the state of California. If you fail to do so within this time, you will have given up your rights to seek any compensation. Call a lawyer to begin the legal proceedings as soon as possible.
How Much Will a Coachella Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Here at Crockett Law Group, we provide our legal expertise on a contingency fee basis. This meaning that we will not demand any payment until the case is finished and we’ve won. If we don’t come out on top, you won’t have to worry about paying us. So as you can see, we take cases we are sure we can win and we believe in. We only want to help you get back on your feet. When we win the case, we’ll deduct the agreed-upon percentage. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle at the Crockett Law Group
Our experienced personal injury lawyers represent clients impacted by a variety of accidents and injuries.
According to statistics collected by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Riverside County is one of the top three counties in CA for car accidents. California takes up over 10% of fatal accidents in America.
The Crockett Law Group has seasoned car accident lawyers who will work together with the victim(s) and afflicted families to build an airtight case that secures a fair settlement. We will guide you through the legal procedures of filing an auto accident claim. We are committed to winning you maximum reimbursement for past, present, and future medical costs, lost wages, disabilities, and other types of damages suffered.
If you have been the victim of a truck accident, chances are that you’ve suffered serious, debilitating injuries resulting in exorbitant medical costs, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage, and lost wages. Truckers and trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
When the trucking company, truck manufacturer, or trucker fails to adhere to (FMCSA) protocols, they may be held liable for their negligent actions. Our truck accident attorneys at Crockett Law can help you seek compensation for injuries and damages suffered.
If a loved one lost their life as a result of somebody else’s recklessness or negligence, let us take this chance to offer our deepest condolences. Although it may be difficult thinking about the future without your loved one, you have a right to think about your financial future as a family as well as get justice for your loss.
Our wrongful death lawyers will fight aggressively to hold those at-fault parties accountable for their careless actions. We will work tirelessly to demand maximum compensation. Call us now!
Get in Touch With a Coachella Personal Injury Lawyer Now
If you or somebody close to you has been a victim of a personal injury accident in the Coachella Valley region, you can hold the at-fault party accountable. Enlisting the right Coachella personal injury attorney is crucial to defend your rights and ensure that you are reimbursed for injuries suffered.
We at Crockett Law Group are experts when it comes to preparing your case, conducting settlement negotiations and litigations if need be. Our savviness and level of experience have enabled us to recover millions of dollars for victims in California. Call our Law Offices today at (800) 900-9393 to get a no-cost consultation. It may prove to be the best decision you’ve ever made!