We Can Help With Any Serious Injury
Common injuries sustained in serious accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Deep bruising
- Dog bites
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Neck injuries
Factors that Can Impact Your Damages
When you're injured and when you're facing a legal process, it can be overwhelming. Our aim is to alleviate the stress from all legal proceedings so that you can focus on healing.
There are a number of factors that come into play when determining the damages in a personal injury case. The primary consideration is the amount of financial damage that has occurred from loss of income and medical expenses. In general, the more serious an injury is, the higher the value of the claim.
The level of severity of the injuries suffered is also a significant factor when calculating damages. Although conditions such as whiplash can be very uncomfortable and impact one’s life temporarily, they won’t require as much financial compensation as permanent disfigurement.
Another consideration is the amount of continuing treatment required from the injury. If the condition requires surgery or rehabilitation, your attorney will have strong evidence for a significant claim for damages.
Should an Injury Attorney Help with Your Claim?
Oftentimes, people wonder if they should hire a personal injury attorney after an accident. The answer will always depend on the specifics of each situation and the pending injury claim. However, you can usually err on the side of caution and assume that your personal injury claim would benefit from the guidance of an injury attorney.
An attorney’s insight and experience can help with:
- Creating a strong claim
- Filing your claim on time and answering any responses
- Investigating liability by using evidence and testimonies
- Calculating your total damages and pursuing them
At BD&J in San Jose, we offer our legal services for personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis and provide free case reviews. In short, contingency fees allow you to hire our attorneys at no upfront cost. Additionally, you do not have to pay us any attorney fees unless we win your case by securing a positive settlement, jury verdict, or court award. Any payment we do receive after a victory is also limited to a percentage of your total winnings, so you never have to worry about not being able to afford using our legal counsel.
The only time you would probably not need an injury attorney is if the value of your case is quite small. Attorneys need to reserve their time and resources for clients who are dealing with significant financial damages and life-changing injuries.
Time Limit for Filing a Claim With a San Jose Injury Lawyer
California holds to a strict statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. This is the time limit for which an injured victim can file. For most types of claims, you will have two years from the data of the injury or else be unable to file. There are some exceptions and factors that can extend or shorten this, however.
You only have six months from the date of the incident to file a claim against a government agency, for example. Though rare, there are special circumstances that may allow an extension of the two-year rule as well.
Work Injuries in San Jose
We can also help you if you sustained an injury in your line of work. Pilots, roofers, garbage collectors, and delivery drivers are among the most at risk for a work injury, although any employee can get injured on the job.
If you're interested in pursuing compensation for a work injury, you should take these steps:
- Notify your employer ASAP. Written notification is best. If you've already spoken to them, send them a letter/email confirming what you spoke about. It may feel a little awkward like you're putting your employer on the spot, but it will help make sure your claim doesn't get denied.
- Promptly file a workers' compensation claim.
- Seek medical care ASAP. Having a visit documented will be essential for your claim.
- Get in touch with an attorney. It's not uncommon for claims to be denied or unfairly reduced.
Contact Our San Jose Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Our San Jose personal injury attorneys at BD&J believe delivering you the successful results you deserve is possible, and we are more than capable of doing so thanks to our relentless work ethic, passionate advocacy, and extensive experience. Regardless of the complexity of your case, we feel a sincere desire to help you move on from your accident or injury as seamlessly as possible. This is why our legal team works efficiently and effectively to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.