Thousands of Californians are involved in accidents each year, often leaving them with lingering injuries, pain and suffering, significant medical expenses, and ongoing emotional burdens. When these injuries are the result of another person’s reckless or negligent conduct, it is possible to recover damages by pursuing a civil lawsuit.
The California Trial Law Group, PC provides aggressive legal representation to injury victims in Northern and Southern California. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, our experienced personal injury attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We routinely handle a wide range of injury cases, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product liability
- Slip/trip and fall
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim arises when an individual is injured as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless conduct. While each claim in unique, many disputes are settled through negotiations with the at-fault parties and their insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached, however, a lawsuit may be necessary. It is important to note that the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident or injury.
What is comparative Fault?
California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that you can still recover damages for your injuries even if you were partially at fault for an accident, provided that you were not totally at fault. Under this rule, the damages are reduced by the percentage of fault that is attributed to you, as determined by the court.
What kind of damages can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit?
In a personal injury lawsuit, there are two types of damages available: economic damages and non-economic damages:
- Economic damages – Designed to compensate injury victims for lost wages, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, and property damage.
- Non-economic damages – Compensates victims for their pain and suffering arising from both the physical injuries and any emotional harm.
In addition, it may be possible to recover punitive damages that are designed to punish someone’s willful or malicious conduct.
Dedicated California Personal Injury Attorneys
The California Trial Law Group has extensive experience pursuing personal injury claims and a proven track record of helping our clients obtain just compensation. We have the skills and resources that are crucial for building successful claims and routinely collaborate with a respected network of medical professionals and accident reconstruction experts.
Although many cases can be resolved through a negotiation with an insurance company, insurers have an unfair advantage because these companies have teams of attorneys, investigators and claims adjusters at their disposal. Their objective is to settle for a little money as possible. In order to obtain the full value of your claim, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney in your corner. We have the knowledge and skill to level the playing field and will aggressively fight to help you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Unlike many law firms, we deliver a superior level of personal service by working closely with each client through every step of the process. Being injured in accident is a terrible experience and many victims are left confused and afraid. We offer our clients knowledge and compassion and work diligently to help them get back on their feet. If you were injured in an accident, call our office today for a free consultation. Se habla Español.
Located in Albany, California, The California Trial Law Group serves clients in San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Fresno, Kern, Yolo, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Sacramento Counties.