Bikes offer very little in the way of protection. Cars are supposed to be conscious of cyclists on the road, giving them adequate space and the right-of-way. Too many times, however, drivers will neglect their duty to share the road with cyclists. When a cyclist is involved in an accident with a vehicle, they could incur very serious and life-changing injuries. Our attorneys believe that drivers need to be held responsible for cyclist negligence, and we will do all we can to make sure justice is served.
Punitive damages are awarded to the injured plaintiff, but the real goal of these kinds of damages is to punish the defendant for its conduct -- to "hit them in the pocketbook," so to speak -- and to act as a deterrent. Since it isn't unusual for punitive damage awards to top tens of millions of dollars, most states have set some type of cap on punitive damage awards in personal injury cases.
Medical Malpractice: Healthcare providers are people, and make mistakes like everyone else. If a doctor, or nurses, mistake has harmed you – we can help correct that injustice. We can help you – by conducting an investigation into their conduct, and trying to determine how/when they deviated from an expected standard of care. We can build a case, in order to can you compensation. Often, these mistakes can follow you for the rest of your life.
Quality, ethical attorneys will try to give accident victims a sense of the value they can expect long before the attorney has any actual obligation to you. That may come in the form of a free legal consultation that leaves you feeling informed about what an attorney’s help will actually provide to you, or helpful educational materials that give you a better understanding of how to go it alone and avoid the most common mistakes.
Sometimes, the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer -- or at least the threat to an insurance company that such a lawyer may present -- are worth the money you must pay that lawyer to represent you. You may need a lawyer because of complex legal rules involved in your particular claim, or because the severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from the norm -- or simply because an insurance company refuses to settle a matter in good faith. The following types of injuries and accidents almost certainly require a lawyer's help.
Following the initial shock of a car accident, one of the most frustrating issues can be the time it takes for insurance companies to determine blame, make payments and, if necessary, file a lawsuit. With PIP coverage, no blame needs to be assessed. If it is a covered incident, medical and lost income payments are made as soon as possible, and you deal only with your insurance company.
A personal injury lawsuit can be pursued if you have been harmed by another’s careless, reckless or intentional acts. For example, a personal injury claim may arise after an accident caused by a distracted driver or an injury caused by a negligent medical professional. In some cases, a claim may be made based on injuries that were caused by a defectively designed, manufactured or marketed product.
Brain injuries can lead to many problems for victims. Memory loss, morphed perception, sight and hearing problems, among other troubles, can result from serious brain or head injury. If you suffered from a brain or head injury due to an accident caused by the carelessness of another person, our attorneys will fight to make sure they are held accountable for the consequences this injury will have on your life.
Often times, financial circumstances make it difficult to pursue legal help because of the finances that are already being poured into medical expenses as a result of the accident. Injured plaintiffs are generally faced with large medical bills for treatment of their injury and must typically find a way to make ends meet during the time in which they are out of work. For that reason, we work on a contingency fee basis.
You are not alone after a serious accident. As an accident survivor, you can seek out assistance from Glendale personal injury attorneys for help in holding another person accountable for their recklessness. Attorney Kevin Rowe and his knowledgeable team of Arizona personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are highly skilled with a combined total of over 150 years of litigation experience. They are ready to help during this difficult time.
Shortly after you've been involved in an accident, an insurance adjuster will reach out to you, trying to present themselves as a trusted individual with your best interests in mind. In reality, many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments, with terms as favorable as possible for their company.
Cases can vary in length anywhere from months to even several years in some instances. Typically, negotiations with the insurance company begin once your injuries have healed and you have been released from treatment by the doctor. This assures you full value for your injuries. While waiting for your treatment to be completed, we constantly remain busy gathering information that increases the value of your case and doing everything we can to move your case forward.
Most cases get resolved without going to trial, but we believe in being prepared in the event that an agreement between the parties cannot be reached. Therefore, we prepare every case as if a jury might ultimately decide it. By the time a case is ready for trial, our clients will have spent a great deal of time preparing for the event with the lawyers and support staff in our Firm. You will fully know what to expect if and when your case goes to trial.
In California, according to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335, the statute of limitations in California is 2 years from the date of loss. A date of loss refers to the date in which the accident has happened. Minors in California who are filing a claim against an entity or person has until 2 years after their 18th birthday to satisfy the statute of limitations. For governmental claims, both minors and adults have 6 months to file a claim with its corresponding jurisdiction according to Government Code section 911.2. After filing a claim to satisfy Government Code Section 911.2, you have an additional 6 months to file a lawsuit against a government entity.