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Personal Injury FAQs

How will I know whether or not I have a valid personal injury claim?

If you suffer an injury that's either emotional, physical, or both and that legally-accepted injury was sustained due to the fault or negligence of someone else, you have a valid personal injury claim. Additionally, certain individuals will be entitled to bring a wrongful death personal injury lawsuit, depending on the circumstances. However, a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can tell you that wrongful death lawsuits are not brought on behalf of the deceased individual, but rather for your own loss of companionship and monetary support.

What is California's statute of limitations on personal injury claims?

Those individuals who have sustained a personal injury in the state of California will generally have two years from the date of the injury in which to file a lawsuit; however, there are some exceptions to this rule that will allow for the statute of limitations to be tolled (or temporarily stopped). For example, in the case of an injury to a minor, he or she would not legally be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit until he or she reaches the age of 18; therefore, the two-year time restriction wouldn't start until the minor's 18th birthday.

How do I figure out how much my case will be worth?

You won't really know the answer to that question until all of your medical bills and lost wages have been calculated. Additionally, there will be other factors that will play a role in the total value of your case, including future and continuing medical treatment, future lost income, lost opportunities for advancement in the workplace, the cost of housekeeping services while you were injured, etc. Also, your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will typically calculate in damages for things like pain and suffering, as well as his or her own attorney fees into the amount demanded.

How long does a typical personal injury suit take?

Every case is different, so it's hard to know how long your lawsuit will actually take. However, if your case is clear-cut and liability in the case is not at issue, you might be able to settle the case within six to eight months. Keep in mind, though, that more difficult cases might take longer. Still, it is imperative that you do not rush to take a settlement because you won't be aware during the early stages after the accident just how broad your injuries might be or how much medical treatment you will require in the future.

Individuals who suffer personal injuries can also be faced with major medical bills that can be quite overwhelming. That said, if you have been injured in an accident because of someone else's negligence, please call the Law Offices of Peyman & Rahnama at (800) 505-4445 for a free consultation to find out more about your rights.