When another person acts carelessly, recklessly, or intentionally and harms another, their negligent actions fall under the scope of personal injury law. This area of civil law allows the victim to file a civil suit to hold the at-fault party accountable and recover an award if they win a verdict from the judge or a jury. In many cases, personal injury claims also settle without going to trial.
A West Covina personal injury lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you understand the role, if any, that negligence played in causing your Los Angeles County personal injury accident. Call (800) 794-0444 today to speak with a member of your team about your case for free.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents That Occur in West Covina, CA
Almost any way that someone else’s bad or careless behavior can cause an accident or injury can support a West Covina personal injury case. If you suffered injuries or lost a family member in any of the following types of accidents or incidents, reach out to our team to learn more.
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bur accidents
- Taxi or rideshare accidents
- Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
- Plane or helicopter accidents
- Medical malpractice injuries, including birth injuries
- Premises liability, such as falls, pool accidents, or electrocution injuries
- Product liability or defective product injuries
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Dog bite incidents
- Other personal injury accidents
A member of Pintas & Mullins Law Firm serving West Covina, California and other areas in and around Los Angeles can review the facts of your injury accident today. We may be able to explain your right to take legal action and explain the necessary steps, if you qualify.
Seeking a Settlement or Award in Your West Covina Civil Case
As a part of serving you as your West Covina personal injury lawyer, your personal injury attorney will work to secure the evidence necessary to confirm your allegations, prove your losses, and show the insurance company or court that you deserve a settlement or court award. We can also help you understand the scope of the expenses and losses you endured and will likely endure in the future as a result of your accident.
Some of the losses we may be able to pursue on your behalf in a West Covina personal injury case include:
- Medical treatment costs to date and in the future
- Any ongoing care costs not related to medical treatment
- Time away from work and lowered earning ability if you cannot return to your job
- Property damages
- Related expenses paid out of pocket
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
It is important to know that California law limits how much victims of some types of injuries can recover through civil action under Civil Code 3333.2. Your attorney will be able to discuss this and other laws that may apply to your case as they move forward toward attempting to secure a payout on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving West Covina, call (800) 794-0444
California Sets a Two-Year Statute of Limitations on Filing Suit
Under CIV § 335.1, victims of personal injury accidents in West Covina (and statewide) only have two years from the date their injuries occurred to take legal action against the at-fault parties, in most cases. While there are some exceptions that toll this limit, there are also times when you must take action sooner.
If you wonder if you have a personal injury case and may be able to hold someone responsible for their negligent behavior, we encourage you to reach out as soon as you can following your accident. If you qualify to take legal action, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may need to build a case, navigate the claims process to try to secure an out-of-court payout, and take other steps before we can file a lawsuit in your West Covina case.
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Let Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Help with Your West Covina Personal Injury Case
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a Los Angeles County negligence accident, there are two ways a West Covina personal injury lawyer may be able to help you. When we seek and secure an award for a client, it accomplishes two things:
- Holds the at-fault party accountable for their negligent behavior; and
- Helps the client recover the money they need to pay for medical treatment, repair damaged personal property, cover lost wages, and more.
Both parts of this equation are important to our team. We strongly believe that the negligent party–the defendant in your personal injury case–should cover the costs of your treatment and other expenses, not your family. You should not have to suffer financial losses in addition to the physical injuries you endured by no fault of your own.
If we believe your West Covina, CA personal injury case has merit, we will likely offer to handle it based on contingency. This means you will not pay anything out of pocket for representation from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Instead, we cover your costs and collect our fees only after we receive your award.
Talk to a Member of Our Firm Today
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we take on a wide range of types of personal injury civil cases from West Covina and elsewhere in Los Angeles County, California. We will not shy away from a tough case if we believe it has merit. We may be able to pursue and recover an award for you even if another law firm refused.
You can reach Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today by calling (800) 794-0444. A member of our West Covina personal injury team is available to speak with you about your case during a free case consultation.