Our daily life exposes us to many potential hazards—dog bite, accidental slip and fall, or hit and run. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another party, act quickly and contact Medeiros & Associates Lawyers in Victorville, CA. We’ll do our best to get you the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Our personal injury lawyer helps clients who have been injured as a result of:
Slips and falls
We also work on cases that involve injuries to children, as well as cases involving accidental death and dismemberment.
Economic and Noneconomic Damages
If you are successful at proving your personal injury claim, the courts may award you with a certain sum of money to compensate you for the injury you suffered. In California, damages are classified as either special (economic) damages or general (non-economic) damages.
Special damages cover monetary losses that can be documented. Examples include medical bills and lost wages. General damages, on the other hand, are meant to help compensate you for intangible losses that can’t easily be measured, such as pain and suffering, and loss of compensation.
Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party. Courts in California rarely award punitive damages in simple personal injury cases.
Filing a Claim Versus Filing a Lawsuit
Even in seemingly simple personal injury cases, it’s best to consult an attorney. A diligent and experienced attorney will go over the facts of your case and evaluate its strength before advising you to proceed with your claim or lawsuit, saving you time, effort, and money.
Our team can help you during your initial meetings with the negligent party’s insurance carrier. If negotiations break down, you can also rely on us for assistance in taking your case to court.
We’ll also assist you with filing the necessary paperwork. Our online portal allows you to sign documents digitally.
We can also communicate with you in person and online, depending on your needs. Our goal is to provide you effective, efficient, and personalized service while making sure you don’t spend unnecessary time.
Understanding California’s Statute of Limitations
In California, the statute of limitations allows you 2 years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Failing to file within that time period forfeits your right to demand the compensation you deserve.
When it comes to personal injury cases, time is of the essence. Call us at 760-241-1234 or visit our office for timely and competent legal guidance.