If you or someone you love is suffering from injuries and losses from an accident caused by the negligence of another person in California, you may be eligible to receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim. A Burbank personal injury lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled. For more information, call (800) 794-0444.
Determining if You Have a Personal Injury Case
Personal injury claims are based on two criteria: liability and damages, as affirmed by the American Bar Association (ABA).
If an accident was caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, then that person becomes liable and can be punished for the accident. Additionally, if a person suffered injuries or losses from that accident, they may be able to seek compensation to cover the costs associated with their injuries and losses.
If you can prove these two things, you may have a case and should consider filing a personal injury claim. You have the option of seeking guidance and legal support to help you through this.
Common types of personal injury cases include the following:
- Auto accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Products liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
If you believe you have a personal injury claim, call to speak with a member of the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. A personal injury attorney can go over your injury case and inform you of your legal options.
Awards for Which You May Be Eligible in a Personal Injury Claim in California
Determining the awards for which you may be eligible in your personal injury claim can be complex. Generally, however, you can seek compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Loss of quality of life
- Punitive damages
- Funeral and burial expenses in wrongful death cases
When it comes to collecting compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, and loss of income, these can be easier to prove because you will have receipts, bills, and records to establish concrete monetary losses.
Non-tangible losses, like pain and suffering, mental suffering, and future loss of income, are more difficult to prove in an injury claim. A lot more evidence will need to be collected, and more research will need to be conducted to help determine and reach a fair settlement on these types of losses.
To help with proving your non-economic losses, it might help to document the pain or struggles you are dealing with because of the injuries you suffered in your accident. These can include both physical and mental struggles. Also, you may want to designate a folder at home for all your receipts and medical bills related to treating your injuries.
How a Burbank Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You in Your California Accident Case
First and foremost, if you are going to file a personal injury claim, you need to do so as soon as possible before the statute of limitations runs out. The statute of limitations is the time limit for how long you have to file a personal injury claim. The time starts when your accident occurs. If you fail to file a claim within the statute of limitations, you forfeit all monies that you may have been able to collect.
Under the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, you have two years to file an accident injury claim. This time can go by quickly, especially if you are dealing with serious injuries. A Burbank personal injury lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can guide you through the process in order to file an injury claim on time.
A personal injury lawyer can also help you with:
- Filing complicated paperwork.
- Understanding complex legal jargon.
- Gathering evidence.
- Building a case.
- Reaching a fair accident settlement.
After you have been injured in an accident, you may not know the struggles you may face in the future from the injuries you endured. This is especially true when it comes to things like emotional trauma, future loss of earnings, and loss of quality of life.
An attorney has the resources to help figure out the monetary value of unforeseen problems related to your accident and injuries, and they can include it in your personal injury claim so you can hopefully avoid financial burdens that you may not be anticipating.
When filing a personal injury claim, a lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering from the physical and mental injuries you suffered in your accident. The lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm know that those who have been injured may not have the time to pursue legal action alone because they are in and out of hospital visits, doctor’s visits, rehabilitating from their injuries, dealing with constant physical and emotional pain, and so much more.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Burbank, call (800) 794-0444
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to Help You File Your Accident Injury Claim
You need time to heal from your injuries—physical and emotional—after an accident. Trying to file a personal injury claim alone can be daunting and discouraging. Allow an attorney to help you by taking on your injury case to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
No matter how simple or complex your case is, a lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. The legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm handles accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This means they will not charge you a fee unless you receive a settlement. So, there is no risk for you. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to get started on your case at (800) 794-0444.