Personal Injury FAQs
Individuals injured in an accident are likely to have a lot of questions about what their legal rights are, who is responsible for their damages, and how quickly they have to take legal action. Trying to sort out legal options while dealing with the pain and stress that a personal injury causes can be exhausting.
Personal injury lawyers Sean M. Burke and Jason N. Argos are happy to meet with injury victims in the Irvine, CA, area to provide them with valuable information. In the meantime, we can answer personal injury FAQs to give individuals an overview of their options after an accident.
What Do I Do after an Accident?
The most important thing to do after any type of accident is seek medical attention for injuries. Even if there are no immediate injuries, a medical exam is always recommended. Many accidents result in internal injuries that may not be immediately obvious.
There are other steps a person should take after an accident, if at all possible. This includes taking photos of the accident scene, gathering contact information from anyone else involved in the accident, and collecting information from any witnesses. These resources can be beneficial if you believe that someone else is at fault for the accident and you need to hold them accountable.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Personal injuries often result in physical pain and financial losses. If an injury victim believes that another person or party is at fault for the accident, they should contact an attorney to find out if they have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Our Irvine legal team will listen to the details of a case to determine if there is sufficient cause to file a lawsuit.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, which limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In the state of California, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is two years. The two year deadline starts on the day of the accident. While two years may sound long, building a case takes time. As a result, it is important for injury victims to act as quickly as possible after an accident.
What Kind of Damages Can I Collect?
A personal injury lawsuit allows individuals to hold liable parties accountable by seeking financial compensation for the full range of economic and non-economic damages that stem from an accident. The types of damages that may be collected will ultimately depend on the losses that the injury victim has suffered. Common areas of compensation that we pursue for our Irvine clients include medical expenses, lost wages, a loss of wage earning potential, and pain and suffering.
How Much Money Is My Case Worth?
The worth of a personal injury case depends on the extent of injuries, the degree of the victim’s suffering, and the amount of financial losses that are incurred, or are likely to be incurred in the future. To get an accurate estimate of the worth of a personal injury case, you should consult with a qualified attorney.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person or party, attorneys Sean M. Burke and Jason N. Argos can help you fight for the financial compensation you are due. To get more information about filing a personal injury case, send us a message online or call us at (949) 438-4416.