Being injured in an accident can be a frightening ordeal that could have a long-term effect on your entire life. Injured accident victims may suffer from serious and debilitating injuries that can prevent them from working, enjoying their lives, and providing for their families. During this time, insurance companies will often use a “take it or leave it” approach to pressure accident victims into accepting a settlement that is far less than what they truly need. When this occurs, it is important to know that you are not alone. An experienced San Marcos personal injury attorney can help you and your family during this difficult time and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you have the money you need to recover.
Personal Injury Claims in San Diego
At the Law Office of Anthony Abbott, our San Marcos personal injury firm has represented numerous accident victims throughout California in personal injury cases involving:
In San Diego and throughout the state of California, accident victims have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim (California CCP § 335.1). If you miss this deadline, you may have lost your chance to file a claim and collect compensation for your injuries. No matter how severe your injuries may be and no matter how clear the liability is, California law prevents injured accident victims from filing personal injury claims past the two-year deadline unless they meet the requirements for an extension. Fortunately, your San Marcos personal injury lawyer can ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing your claim.
What Types of Damages Can I Collect in a Personal Injury Case?
In the state of California, injured accident victims are allowed to seek compensation from the party or parties responsible for their injuries. This means that you must first clearly establish liability. To do this, your attorney will investigate all aspects of your case, including the police report, eyewitness accounts, and accident scene evidence. Once the liable party is established, you can file a claim or a personal injury lawsuit seeking to collect both economic and non-economic damages, including:
Past and present medical expenses
Future medical expenses
Loss of future earnings
Damage to personal property
Loss of quality of life
Loss of consortium or companionship
Pain and suffering
Contact Anthony Abbott a San Marcos Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are injured in an accident, you need a personal injury attorney on your side from the very start to help you collect the compensation you need to recover. Our San Marcos personal injury lawyer, Anthony Abbott, has the resources and experience to assist you during this difficult time.
Everyone deserves justice, not just those who can afford it. That’s why we offer all our services on a contingency basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we win or settle your case.
With an office conveniently located in San Marcos, we offer legal services throughout the entire San Diego area, including San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Poway, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Del Mar, Pala Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe, El Cajon and more.
Contact Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law at (760) 471-2322 or fill out our confidential contact form below for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We’re ready to fight for you.