Recovering After A Serious Personal Injury
The consequences of a catastrophic injury can impact the way you live for the rest of your life. When someone else causes you to suffer those injuries, they need to be liable for the cost of your losses and recovery. Holding them accountable can be difficult without experienced representation, however.
Vela & Del Fierro, P.C., represents people who are in car accidents and suffer personal injuries and/or a wrongful death. We strive to provide the best representation possible while remaining compassionate and respectful toward our clients.
Skilled Guidance Through Any Injury
If you, a family member or a friend have suffered a personal injury as a result of the negligence of another person or business, a defective product or a dangerous premises condition, you may have a legal cause of action.
You will need an attorney to protect your rights. You may have a right to recover medical expenses, property damages, loss of income and earning capacity, physical pain, physical impairment and/or disfigurement, emotional distress and mental anguish.
Personal injury cases include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Animal bites
- Wrongful death
- Aviation accidents
- Truck accidents
- Accidents as a result of defective products
- Motorcycle crashes
- Nursing home abuse
- Electrical shock
- Burn accident victim
- Defective elevators and escalators
- Broken or unsafe sidewalks and steps in common areas
- Crimes committed due to poor lighting
- Uncorrected weather hazards
- Workplace injuries
We take the time to understand the long-term costs of your injuries to create a custom-tailored plan to maximize the money you earn in your plan while minimizing the time it takes to earn it.
Do You Really Need A Lawyer For This?
People might think that their insurance company will take care of them after an injury. But all too often this is not true. A personal injury lawyer can make sure you get the full compensation you need and deserve after an accident. Personal injury attorneys can conduct their own investigations into your accident and help prove responsibility. They can also fight for a fair settlement if the insurance company tries to lowball you. If you get injured, a lawyer can be your best ally and advocate.
What Types Of Compensation Can You Get?
A personal injury settlement should help you pay for all bills and expenses related to your accident. This can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Repairs and damages
- Long-term rehabilitation when necessary
- Compensation for pain and suffering caused
One of our attorneys can help make sure you get everything you need to truly recover.
How Much Can You Recover?
In California, the amount you can recover is determined based on a few different factors such as:
- The severity of your injury
- The length of time your injury will affect you
- Costs incurred for treatment
- Costs of future expenses (i.e., long-term rehabilitation and potential lost wages)
These are just a few of the potential factors the courts can consider when determining your settlement.
Act Now To Seek Justice
Time limits (statute of limitations) may apply and bar you from pursuing legal action and waiting to file a claim only delays receiving the compensation you deserve.