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Accidents happen every day, causing injuries and other inconveniences that can quickly alter the course of your life the more severe they are. Though sometimes accidents aren't anyone's fault, more often than not they're caused by someone's negligence or carelessness. If you've received serious injuries in an accident, there's a possibility that someone is responsible for causing you harm and can be held liable for damages in a personal injury claim. If you want to increase your chances of recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more, you should look to hire a law firm with a successful track record. Our small team approach to cases ensures each client receives the attention and care they deserve.
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury claims establish civil liability for injuries that have been caused by someone's careless, reckless, or intentional acts or omissions. Individuals who have been wrongly harmed in accidents often have to face expenses associated with their injuries from hospital bills to property damage – filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party can help them recover compensation to cover these costs, also known as damages.
There are many different types of accidents that can occur and qualify an individual to file a personal injury claim. Over the years, our team has handled a variety of claims and helped individuals recover after the following accidents:
- Bike accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product liability
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6 million car accidents occur in the United States every year, which explains why so many personal injury claims are filed on behalf of car accident victims. Thanks to our major cities and reputation for traffic, it comes as no surprise to hear that California has high rates of car accident-related injuries and deaths. In 2017 alone, 3,904 people were killed and 277,160 people were injured in car accidents, according to the California Highway Patrol. Our attorneys can use our combined knowledge to establish liability after you've been severely injured in your car accident.
Helping Clients Heal from Serious Injuries
At AgnewBrusavich, our attorneys are especially attentive to clients who have received serious injuries in accidents. An injury can be classified as serious when it comes with long-term or permanent consequences. While an injury like a sprained ankle can be painful, most victims will recover in a matter of days or weeks. An injury like paralysis, on the other hand, is serious because it can be permanent and change your life and your future in an instant.
Common types of serious injuries our team has seen include:
The more serious an injury, the more expensive the damages are likely to be. A severe brain injury, for instance, may require multiple surgeries and extensive hospitalization, resulting in mounting medical bills. Long-term injuries may also require you to take future medical costs into consideration. Our team can factor in the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages when determining how much compensation you deserve. We then doggedly investigate your accident and collect the evidence that is needed to win your case and ensure that responsible parties and their insurance companies don't evade liability.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in California?
After an accident, you deserve to be represented by a local law firm. Not only do local lawyers have established relationships with the courts, insurance companies, and other parties typically involved in personal injury claims, but they also have an understanding of your state's unique laws. In California, for example, injury victims have two years from the date of their accident to file a claim. Failing to file your claim within this window will most likely result in you losing your right to seek financial compensation.
Our team understands this statute of limitations and can work efficiently to file your claim before the deadline. As a small firm, we have the means to work closely with each of our clients and keep you informed about your case's progress.
Need results fast? Don't hesitate to get started today by calling our Torrance attorneys for a free consultation at (310) 928-9081. We have more than 100 years of collective experience advocating for personal injury victims.