Personal Injury Law Firm
Accident victims with personal injuries should be entitled to recover compensation. The legal system is constructed to make this viable. However, if the person or entity who caused the personal injury accident is not accepting responsibility, it will be challenging to recoup losses.
Some outcomes, unfortunately, result in injury victims going into financial debt for expensive medical bills or even owing money to the at-fault party. At Belmont Accident Lawyers, our seasoned accident attorneys specialize in preserving the legal rights of personal injury victims, preventing them from being taken advantage of by insurance company adjusters.
If you were injured in a personal injury accident that was not your fault, schedule a free consultation with our personal injury law firm. Our accident attorneys have recovered millions for injured clients in Southern California. We will help you seek justice and recover the maximum compensation legally owed to you.
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Cases Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
California personal injury law covers a wide variety of incidences. Often, the main commonality is that the accidents were caused by a negligent party. An experienced personal injury lawyer from our law firm can help you with your personal injury case. Contact our law offices today for legal representation if you have suffered serious injuries.
We have found much success in recovering losses for our clients in the following types of personal injury cases:
Anyone driving a motor vehicle is legally obligated to drive reasonably safely, avoiding distractions that will affect their ability to drive. Unfortunately, this also includes drunk driving, which is punishable by fines and jail time.
Long Beach has made efforts to maintain safe roadways for all users by creating designated bike lanes throughout the city. However, bicyclists run a significant risk of being seriously injured if involved in car accidents
Motorcyclists are often blamed for motor vehicle accidents. However, in our experience, evidence has proven that most vehicle accidents are caused by other negligent drivers. In addition, the physical injuries that bikers suffer are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal.
Like other motor vehicle accidents involving a vulnerable victim, a person struck by a negligent driver at a crosswalk, in a parking lot, or when a person is exposed to a moving vehicle will often sustain severe and catastrophic injuries.
Lyft and Uber accidents are more complex than regular car crashes. For example, personal injury victims of these accidents can involve multiple parties, like rideshare passengers and other motorists. In addition, California’s ridesharing laws complicate recovering compensation, so legal representation from an experienced lawyer is strongly recommended.
When big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial trucks are involved in a collision, many parties involved could be liable for damages. This sometimes includes the truck driver, the truck owner (if the vehicle was leased), the employees who loaded the truck, or the employer.
Different laws apply to work comp cases, unlike other personal injury cases. Because workplace accidents can be particularly devastating and affect the future of an individual’s well-being, employees must be granted maximum benefits.
Surviving family members are entitled to financial compensation for their loss when fatal personal injury accidents and workers’ compensation accidents occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
After a personal injury accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, or wrongful death, it’s crucial to ensure your safety is not compromised. Therefore, seek immediate medical care, even if you don’t believe you have been injured.
For questions regarding your personal injury case or assistance on what to do after an accident, schedule a free consultation with Belmont Accident Lawyers.
Here is a brief overview of some frequently asked questions:
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
All law firms bill differently. Some charge by the hour, while others set a flat rate. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients are only billed if our legal team can produce a case win. After scheduling a free case evaluation, we can discuss your accident and provide a detailed estimate of your case’s value.
Who Is Liable for My Accident?
When it comes to damages, anyone who contributed to the accident can be found liable for damages. This includes negligent drivers, employers, reckless individuals, and public entities. A public entity is a broad term and can be considered a public agency or public authority of a city, district, or county.
Damages an injury victim suffers in a civil case are not a result of intentional harm. However, everyone is assigned a “duty of care” not to harm another party, even unintentionally. Therefore, liability will fall on the party or parties involved who breached their duty of care.
Can Personal Injury Victims Recover Compensation if They are Partially Liable for the Accident?
California’s comparative negligence laws allow accident victims to recover partial financial compensation, even when they are partly at fault. For example, if someone contributed to their own car accident or personal injury accident, the fault would be assigned as a percentage, deducting that percentage from the total compensation amount.
For example, 30% of the fault will reduce compensation from 100% of a $10,000 settlement to 70% of the financial award, which would be $7,000.
How Will I Be Compensated in a Personal Injury Case?
The final settlement of a successful personal injury claim should include the full scope of damages. This includes economic damages and non-economic damages.
- Economic Damages: current medical expenses, medical bills for future treatment (physical rehabilitation, corrective surgeries, etc.), lost wages, and property damage
- Non-Economic Damages: emotional pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, and other forms of emotional distress
Economic damages are associated with an exact monetary value. However, non-economic damages are negotiated and sometimes settled based on previous personal injury cases. Working with an experienced lawyer will be knowledgeable in identifying a personal injury case value based on the damages owed.
When Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations varies by state, determining how long someone has to file a personal injury claim against someone else. For example, California’s statute for a personal injury matter is two years from the date of the accident. However, if the accident involved a public entity, the statute is lessened to six months.
Missing the deadline to file is typically not forgiven by the courts, and there will not be another opportunity to seek damages. However, immediately consulting with a trusted Long Beach personal injury attorney will prevent important dates from going overlooked. It will also allow injured clients to heal instead of stressing over legal issues and complications.
The Attorneys at Belmont Accident Lawyers Want to Help
We understand how difficult the legal system is to navigate and how unfairly injury victims are treated once the insurance companies are involved. In order to protect your legal rights and the financial compensation you are entitled to, schedule a free consultation with a Long Beach personal injury lawyer from Belmont Accident Lawyers. We will be your legal advocates throughout the personal injury claims process, and we refuse to charge our clients for cases that do not result in a win.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Southern California law office today for personalized legal services.
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