Frequently Asked Questions
San Jose Personal Injury Claims
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is a physical or emotional injury that a person suffers as the result of another’s conduct. This may be related to negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
In California, the typical statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 2 years. However, this may be much shorter if the defendant (the person accused of causing the injury) is a governmental entity.
What is my case worth?
Every San Jose personal injury claim is different. The value of a case will vary depending primarily upon the extent of injury the victim sustained, the impact this injury will have on the victim financially, physically and emotionally, and the circumstances of the incident itself. To find out what your case may be worth, we recommend that you consult a lawyer.
Do I really need an attorney?
Working with an attorney is strongly recommended in any personal injury claim. Take a car accident, for example. You will need to deal with your insurance claim, reporting the accident to the police, and seeking medical care immediately following the accident. The other driver’s insurance company may try to contact you in an attempt to have you admit liability in causing the accident, or your own insurance company may offer you an unfair settlement that doesn’t cover all of your expenses. A San Jose personal injury attorney can work to protect your rights while assisting you with your insurance claim and in taking legal action against the responsible driver. This can help ensure you receive the highest amount of financial compensation possible.
What types of cases does your firm handle?
At Accident Lawyers, we handle all types of personal injury claims in the San Jose area, including auto accidents, workplace accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, defective products, drunk driving accidents, and so much more. Call us at 800-670-8142 to get more information about our services.
What will it cost to work with a San Jose personal injury lawyer at your offices?
When you work with a lawyer at our firm, you pay no legal fees unless we recover a settlement or jury award on your behalf. Your initial consultation is also free!
To learn more, contact a San Jose personal injury attorney at our firm today.