If you have been injured in an accident in San Bernardino, have you explored your options for a personal injury lawsuit or settlement? If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to more money than an insurance company will initially offer you. Never accept the first offer you get from the insurance company — their primary job is to save the company as much money as possible, and no matter what, your offer will be no exception.
Contact the team at Bauman Law as soon as possible, and let us handle the negotiations. We will build a fair case for you, and argue your rights through the entire process. If we are unable to reach an agreement out of court, we will file a lawsuit to ensure that you are compensated for the amount you are truly owed. Contact us now, and read more about personal injuries below. Do not delay on starting this process — California’s statute of limitationsblocks anyone from filing a personal injury lawsuit after 2 years of the accident (or 1 year after the injuries from said accident appeared).
Some Examples of Personal Injuries
A personal injury is an injury done to your person, as opposed to your property. In certain cases, you are able to file personal injury lawsuits to recover any sort of financial damages that you have incurred as a result of your personal injury, provided that the injury was the result of another party’s negligence. Here are some examples of situations that could result in a personal injury lawsuit in San Bernardino:
If you get into a car accident because another driver acted negligently, you will likely be able to receive more compensation than their insurance company would like you to believe. We will work with you to prove negligence by showing that the driver was acting in a way that led to the accident. This could include texting while driving, improper turn signaling, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or anything else that created an unsafe situation.
In a motorcycle crash, the injuries are generally more serious than in a car accident at an equal speed, simply because of the lack of protection that a motorcycle rider has. In traffic, a small fender bender between two sedans could cause life-changing injuries to a motorcycle driver. As such, the economic damages sought in a personal injury case after a motorcycle accident are often higher.
A wrongful death lawsuit seeks financial damages for any death that was caused by negligence or failure of duty. We understand that when working with a family who has just lost a loved one due to these circumstances that it is especially important to reduce stress for the remaining family members or survivors. When we are representing you through a wrongful death case, we want to be sure that we give you the space you need to recover emotionally while we focus on getting you the money you deserve.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall is the common name for any accident that happens on property other than your own that resulted from a failure to keep the property safe. This could be anything from icy steps on a government building, to a wet floor without a sign at a grocery store, or a faulty staircase in a shopping mall. Whatever the circumstances are, we will work to prove that the party responsible for the property either knew or should have known about the hazard, and failed to take reasonable steps to either fix the issue or warn you about it.
In a medical malpractice case, we will work to prove that your medical provider failed to uphold their duty of care for you. There are many ways that medical malpractice can occur, and include things like adverse reactions to prescriptions to serious surgical errors, and anything in between. Even if you are unsure if you are the victim of medical malpractice or not, contact us today to discuss your situation and your options.
How Much Can I Collect For My Personal Injury?
There is no easy answer to this question without sitting down and speaking with a personal injury lawyer about your specific injuries and the situation that caused them. Without these details, there is no simple formula to determine the right amount to pursue in a lawsuit. However, we have listed some common things that we seek compensation for in a personal injury case.
Economic damages refer to any compensatory damage we seek as repayment for things with “real” value. This means that your medical bills or any lost wages will be included in this section of damages, since we can simply add up the total and present it to the courts. Generally, these are the only factors that an insurance company will try to pay out for you, and will try to push back on paying you for all of these without a complicated negotiation. In addition to economic damages that have already occurred, we will also seek any future economic damages that we foresee, such as future medical procedures or recovery costs, as well as any long-term disability if you were to suffer from a debilitating injury.
Non-economic damages go beyond the expenses you have had to make after your accident, and instead address things that are intangible. This takes things like your pain and suffering into consideration — parts of an injury that are very real, and lasting, but do not come with a price tag. We will work to determine a fair amount to include in the total lawsuit that addresses these non-economic factors.
Contact Bauman Law Now
Contact us today to discuss the nature of your accidents and specifics of your injuries with a personal injury lawyer in San Bernardino. You will be able to get a better understanding of your options, and learn how we will handle your case at our law firm.