Personal Injury Attorneys
* During this uncertain time, we understand that we may not be able to meet face to face. However, the circumstances do not change the fact that many still require personal injury legal services. As a result, we are dedicated to furnishing our services and legal expertise remotely online with virtual services and video conferencing. We can still meet you virtually! We can even sign documents and conduct business remotely as if we were sitting right in front of one another. Therefore, if you require personal injury legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting with you.
Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust!
Injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time, but most of us wouldn’t know where to turn to if they were to happen to us. Some accidents are unavoidable, but many others are the result of someone else’s mistake or negligence. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your injury was your fault, or that you don’t deserve compensation, because you likely do.
A virtual consultation with a personal injury attorney in San Jose, CA can help you sort through the intricacies of any situation you might find yourself in.
- What Types Of Personal Injury Cases Does Your Firm Typically Handle?
- Do People Underestimate The Personal Injury Claims Process?
- What Defenses Do Insurance Companies Use To Avoid Paying Claims?
- What Factors May Cause My Personal Injury Case To Go To Litigation?
- Is Settling A Personal Injury Claim Usually Better Than Going To Trial?
- How Are Personal Injury Settlement Amounts Calculated?
- What Factors Determine The Viability Of A Personal Injury Claim?
- How Do People Unintentionally Hurt Their Personal Injury Claim?
Factors That Can Affect Your Case
Under California law, an injured person generally has two years to file a civil case before the statute of limitations runs out, after which any lawsuit would be dismissed by the court. If you’ve been injured, contact a personal injury attorney with virtual services right away to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to file.
The two-year limit usually starts running on the day of the injury, but there are a few exceptions. For example, the “delayed discovery” rule can extend the deadline if you didn’t realize you were injured right away. Another situation that could extend the deadline would be lack of legal capacity if the injured person was experiencing a mental illness at the time of the accident. If the injured person was under the age of 18, that can also extend the deadline. Finally, if the defendant left the state after the accident then the deadline could also be extended. A personal injury attorney such as Abronson Law Offices with remote consultation can tell you whether you have a case for extending the standard deadline.
There are also some circumstances in which you may have less than two years to file. For example, if you intend to file a personal injury claim against the state of California or any of its agencies there is a six-month limit, and the same six-month limit applies if you have a personal injury claim against a county or municipal government in California. Again, ask a personal injury attorney who provides virtual consultation if you have any questions about which deadline applies to your case.
Under California’s “shared fault” laws, the defendant in a personal injury case also has the option of claiming that you contributed to the accident in some way, which can reduce the compensation you eventually receive. Shared fault is calculated according to a principle called “pure comparative negligence,” in which the court will determine how much you contributed to what happened on a percentage basis, and then reduce your compensation by the same percentage. For example, if you are determined to be 25% responsible for the accident that led to your injuries, your compensation would be reduced by 25%. Shared fault is most relevant in cases that go to trial, but the insurance adjuster may bring it up earlier in an attempt to influence the settlement negotiations. This is one reason to hire a good personal injury attorney with virtual services so that you won’t have to deal with insurance company pressure on your own.
Shared fault isn’t the only situation that can affect your verdict or settlement in a personal injury case. For example, an uninsured driver can only collect economic damages in a car accident case, and cannot receive compensation for pain and suffering or other non-economic damages unless the other driver is convicted of a DUI in connection with the case. If you aren’t sure whether you’d be entitled to non-economic damages or not, contact a personal injury attorney who provides remote consultation for more information.
You Need a Remote Lawyer!
When you’re hurt and the negligent party’s insurance company is hounding you for a statement and trying to get you to sign authorizations and releases, you may be unsure what your best course of action is. That’s where Abronson Law comes in. We are committed to compensation for the injured and know how to oppose insurance companies who want to settle for the smallest amount they can get away with, although they’ll tell you they’ve got your back. Don’t believe them. Insurance companies are profit driven and every claim they pay comes out of their profits. Do you really think they’re looking out for you?
Cases We Handle
At Abronson Law Offices, we handle all types of personal injury claims, including
- Car accidents, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents
- Public transit accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective product accidents
- Birth injuries
- Any accident that was caused in full or part by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing
With the experienced and skilled personal injury lawyers at the Abronson Law Offices in San Jose and online on your side, you can feel confident that your personal injury case is in the best hands. Research has shown that claimants with skilled legal representation end up with settlements or verdicts two to three times larger than those who attempt to negotiate with the insurance company on their own.
When the insurance adjuster calls,
- Politely but firmly end the call.
- Do not discuss the accident or your injuries, other than to say you were hurt and are under a doctor’s care.
- Do not make a recorded statement.
- Do not sign a release.
- Call Abronson Law Offices for your free case consultation.
You never need to worry about the cost of getting the best legal representation for your case, because at Abronson Law, we take cases on a contingency fee basis while also providing virtual services. You never pay a cent in attorney’s fees until the conclusion of your case, and then only if we win money for you.
Give us a call today to get the help you need in making a claim against the person or entity that caused the upheaval you’re experiencing. We’ll do everything possible to get you appropriately compensated. We’re not only expert negotiators, we’re skilled trial lawyers with the knowledge, resources, access to expert witnesses, and commitment to justice to go after proper compensation for all your losses, both financial losses and losses in the quality of your life.
Our offices are located in San Jose and remotely online. We take personal injury cases in Santa Clara County and anywhere in the Bay Area. If you have a problem getting to us, we’ll be happy to provide virtual services.
Call Abronson Law Offices for a free case evaluation – (408) 687-9155 in San Jose and (408) 444-7700 in San Jose.
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