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When you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Proving liability, however, takes careful investigation, sophisticated analysis, and a winning courtroom strategy. At Frantz Law Group, our personal injury lawyers in California have a long-standing history of success based upon experience, planning, and hard work.
From offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Riverside, our lawyers represent plaintiffs in personal injury litigation cases throughout California and nationwide. For litigation involving personal injury cases, wrongful death, and truck accidents, we have the capacity to represent clients nationwide.
What Is the California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits?
When it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits, every state enforces a statute of limitations - a law which prevents injury victims from pursuing a personal injury lawsuit for their injuries after a certain amount of time has elapsed. This specific time-frame varies from one state to the next.
In California, normally the injured party has up to 2 years after the date of their accident to file a lawsuit for their injuries (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1). However, if you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against a city, county, or state government agency, the statute of limitations is reduced to 6 months, according to Cal. Gov’t Code § 911.2.
The window for filing a personal injury claim can be very short at times, and it's important that you have someone on your side who is familiar with the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit and is able to push your case forward. Don't put your compensation at risk by waiting too long! Contact Frantz Law Group, APLC today.
PERSONAL INJURY FAQ:
Q. What types of damages are involved in personal injury cases? If you were injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the following damages: medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and property damages. If you have lost a loved one, you may also be eligible to receive compensation for loss of consortium. In some extreme cases, you may also be able to receive compensation for punitive damages (damages intended to punish the responsible party for gross negligence).
Q. How are personal injury claims calculated? In general, an insurance adjuster will calculate the amount of compensation they believe you deserve based on the out-of-pocket expenses your injury required you to pay. They will then multiply that dollar amount by a certain number based on how extreme they believe your injuries were, in order to determine what compensation you deserve for any non-monetary damages (i.e. pain and suffering). However, insurance companies will often try to pay you less than the amount you deserve. In order to ensure you are being offered a fair settlement, you should always consult with a professional California personal injury lawyer.
Q. What percentage of personal injury cases go to trial? It is estimated that only about 3-5% of personal injury cases actually make it to trial. The rest are typically resolved or settled out of court. While settling may seem like a more appealing option, you may still want to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
A Personal Connection that Keeps You Informed
At Frantz Law Group, we invest in your case and we have experience in getting results. You work directly with your attorney and not a paralegal or junior member of the firm. More than that, we will work with experts and offer honest counsel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when you need advice and guidance.
All personal injury cases are taken on contingency, and you pay no legal fees and do not reimburse expenses advanced on their behalf unless our California personal injury attorneys recover monetary damages in a settlement or jury award.
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