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General

  • How long will it take for my case to settle?

    Your cases timeline really depends on two factors. 1) Correspondence between the insurance company and our firm and 2) Your treatment timeline.

  • Who will be personally handling my case?

    Depending on the stage of your case, our firm handles clients on a team level. Working together to make sure all of our clients questions are answered within 24 hours. Whether you need assistance in medical treatment or property damage, our professional staff all have the answers.

  • What types of cases does your law firm handle?

    Our law firm specializes in three major categories; auto accidents, premise liability, and workers compensation. In those categories, we handle many subsections and different types of cases.

  • How much is my case worth?

    Every case is different, Our goal is to fight to the very end to get the best results possible.

Car Accidents

  • What types of compensation can I recover in a car accident lawsuit?

    Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages might also be awarded

  • How long do I have to file a car accident claim in California?

    In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including car accidents, is generally two years from the date of the accident.

  • Can I still receive compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?

    Yes, California follows a “comparative fault” rule, allowing you to potentially recover compensation even if you were partially at fault. However, your recovery would be reduced by your percentage of fault.

  • What if the other driver involved in the accident is uninsured or underinsured?

    You may still be able to recover damages through your own insurance policy if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. A lawyer can help navigate these claims.

  • Do I need a lawyer for a car accident claim?

    While not mandatory, having a lawyer can significantly enhance your ability to secure a fair settlement. Lawyers are skilled in negotiation and fully understand the legal complexities involved.

  • How does the process of settling a car accident claim work?

    Settlements typically involve negotiation between your attorney and the insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney can take the case to trial to seek a jury verdict.

  • What are the risks of settling my car accident claim too quickly?

    Settling too quickly can result in compensation that may not adequately cover all damages and future medical needs. It’s crucial to fully understand the extent of your injuries and other losses before settling.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer at your firm?

    Our car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no upfront fees, and we only receive a payment if we win your case.

  • What should I do immediately after a car accident?

    Immediately after a car accident, ensure your safety and the safety of others. Call 911 if there are any injuries. Exchange information with the other driver and take photographs of the scene. Contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights.

  • How do I know if I have a valid car accident claim?

    A valid car accident claim typically involves proving that another party was at fault due to negligence or a breach of traffic laws. An experienced car accident lawyer can help assess the specifics of your case and determine its validity.

Bus Accidents

  • What types of damages can I recover from a bus accident lawsuit in California?

    You may recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. In cases of severe negligence, punitive damages might also be pursued. An experienced bus accident attorney can guide you through what specific compensations might be applicable to your case.

  • What is the deadline for filing a bus accident lawsuit in California?

    The statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including bus accidents, is typically two years in California. However, if a public transit authority is involved, the period to file a claim may be much shorter, possibly six months.

  • What if I am partially at fault for the bus accident?

    California follows a comparative fault rule, which means you can still recover damages even if you are partially responsible, but your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

  • How can a bus accident lawyer help me?

    A bus accident lawyer will handle all aspects of your case, from investigating the accident and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and advocating for you in court, if necessary. Their expertise in public transit laws will be crucial in navigating the complexities of your claim.

  • What should I do if approached by an insurance company after a bus accident?

    It is advisable to consult with a bus accident attorney before speaking to an insurance adjuster. Anything you say can be used to undermine your claim. A lawyer can communicate on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected.

  • How long does it take to settle a bus accident claim in California?

    The time to settle a bus accident claim can vary widely. Factors include the complexity of the case, the clarity of fault, and the extent of your injuries. Some cases settle quickly, while others may require thorough negotiation or even a trial.

  • Under what circumstances can I sue a public transit authority in California?

    You can sue a public transit authority if your accident resulted from their negligence, such as driver error, improper training, or poor vehicle maintenance. Special rules apply to claims against government entities, so having legal representation is essential.

  • How will my attorney handle my bus accident case?

    Your attorney will start with a thorough investigation to determine all parties at fault, consult with medical professionals to assess your injuries, calculate all possible damages, negotiate with insurers, and represent you in court if a fair settlement is not offered.

  • What should I do immediately after being involved in a bus accident in California?

    Ensure your safety first, then call 911 if there are injuries. Document the scene with photos, collect witness information, and note bus numbers or company names. It’s crucial to report the accident to the police and seek medical attention, even for minor injuries.

  • How do I determine if I have a valid claim after a bus accident?

    A valid claim generally involves proving negligence, such as a driver’s error, a company’s failure to maintain safety, or a vehicle defect. Contacting a bus accident attorney who understands public transit laws and liability can help assess and establish the validity of your claim.

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