Daily life exposes us to many potential hazards, such as slip and fall injuries, dog bites, or hit and run accidents. If you’ve suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another party, act quickly and contact Medeiros & Associates Lawyers in Victorville, CA. Our experienced personal injury attorneys assist clients who have been injured in vehicular accidents, falls, or by animals, as well as cases that involve injuries to children and accidental death and dismemberment.
Economic and Noneconomic Damages
If you are successful at proving your personal injury claim, the courts may award you with monetary compensation for your injuries. In California, damages are classified as either special (economic) damages or general (noneconomic) damages.
Special damages cover monetary losses that can be documented, such as medical bills and lost wages. General damages are meant to compensate you for intangible losses that can’t easily be measured, such as pain and suffering.
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 personal injury cases that seem simple, it’s best to consult a diligent, experienced attorney. He or she will review the facts of your case and evaluate its strength before advising you to proceed with your claim or lawsuit, which could save you time, effort, and money.
The first step in pursuing damages for personal injury is to file a claim with the insurance company. 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.
Our goal is to provide you with effective, efficient, and personalized service while making sure you don’t spend unnecessary time. We can communicate with you in person and online, depending on your needs. We’ll assist you with filing the necessary paperwork. Our convenient online portal allows you to sign documents digitally.
Understanding California’s Statute of Limitations
In California, the statute of limitations allows you two 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.
If you have been injured by the negligence of another party, consult with the experienced attorneys at Medeiros & Associates Lawyers. Call us at 760-241-1234 or visit our Victorville office for a free 30-minute consultation about the facts of your case to learn whether you may be entitled to financial compensation.