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Personal injury claims are among the most common, particularly for first-time plaintiffs who might not otherwise engage the litigation process. Though your personal injury claim may seem “straightforward” at first glance, there are a multitude of complexities and challenges that you are likely to encounter as litigation advances — for example, you may struggle to impose liability on multiple defendants who each disclaim responsibility for the injuries at-issue. If you have a potential injury claim in California, our Los Angeles personal injury law firm can help.
Here at Banafshe Law Firm, we are patient, compassionate litigators who are well-aware of the challenges faced by plaintiffs as they pursue their claims. We strive to simplify the issues and keep our clients engaged throughout the process so that they are always informed about their litigation strategy and subsequent case developments.
Ready to discuss your case? Contact an experienced attorney at our Los Angeles personal injury law firm today for a comprehensive evaluation.
Being aware of the statute of limitations is critical to successful litigation. In California and throughout the United States, the applicable statute of limitations regulations imposes hard deadlines on injury claims. Failure to bring an action before the deadline passes could lead to an automatic dismissal should you attempt to litigate the claim at a later date.
For example, suppose that you are injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver. You intend to sue the defendant-driver for negligence. After the accident, however, you delay in seeking legal assistance. In fact, you wait two years before finally contacting a qualified Los Angeles personal injury law firm attorney to evaluate the underlying claims. At that point, however, it might be too late to pursue your claims. California imposes a two-year statute of limitations that starts on the date of your injury.
It’s worth noting that there are several exemptions from the statute of limitations, so you should consult with Los Angeles personal injury lawyers before “giving up” on your claims, even if you have delayed for an excessive period of time. In California, for example, plaintiffs can make use of the Discovery Rule to extend their statute of limitations period — the Discovery Rule ensures that the statute of limitations period does not begin to run until the date that the injury was discovered, or should have been discovered. If you sustained a hidden and asymptomatic injury that doctors failed to diagnose until a later date, then you would likely be entitled to make use of the Discovery Rule.
Injured? Make sure to get in touch with Banafshe Law Firm as soon as possible. The earlier you contact our Los Angeles personal injury law firm, the more time and care can be invested in developing the case and filing proper actions promptly.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, then you may be wondering what sort of damages the accident entitles you to recover under the law. It’s important to understand that (except a punitive award), damages are meant to compensate you for actual past and future losses. As such, successful recovery requires that you be able to prove that you have suffered the actual losses on which your damage assertion is based.
These can be split into several categories.
Economic damages include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Economic damages are a measure of your “financial” losses resulting from the accident.
Non-economic damages include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Non-economic damages are somewhat more challenging to measure than economic damages, as they are a measure of the physical and psychological burdens brought by the accident. This can make it an area of high-opportunity and challenge — for example, the defendant is likely to argue that your physical pain and suffering is minor, and as such, that your recoverable damages should be low. If you can introduce medical diagnostic records and expert testimony supporting your argument that the physical pain and suffering of your post-accident condition is significant, then your Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can counter the defendant and make a persuasive claim for high damages.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the fault of another, then California law may entitle you to a right of action for damages. It’s important that you consult a qualified Los Angeles personal injury law firm as soon as possible. Here at Banafshe Law, our team is standing by to help guide you through the litigation process. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation meeting.