An accident is an unwelcome surprise under most circumstances. You’ve likely been injured or suffered property damage, no matter how small the accident was. When that accident was because of another person, however, it may feel even more frustrating and unfair when you haven’t received the funds you need to make up for it.
When you’re filing a personal injury claim for your damages, you may want a Gilroy personal injury lawyer on your side to get the compensation you deserve. Seeking your compensation alone while juggling your injuries won’t make it impossible, but you risk losing the chance for the full compensation you deserve.
Our firm will fight for your full compensation. At Golden State Lawyers, APC, we know how much that compensation will help you recover, and we’re determined to help.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Handling your case will first require that you identify the type of claim you’re working with. For example, while all Gilroy personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of two years, most cases will follow specific statutes that can affect your unique claim. A car accident, for example, will involve insurance law more so than premises liability cases.
Your claim could involve any of a range of accident types, such as the following:
- Car Accidents – When you’re behind the wheel, you’re expected to uphold a duty of care to protect those around you and yourself from harm. When another driver doesn’t do this, however, you can expect compensation for your accident.
- Premises Liability – When you’re at a business or lawfully at a residence, the owner is expected to meet basic safety standards for you. This includes making sure stairs and elevators are safe, there is no faulty wiring, and the floors are not wet or slippery, to prevent falls.
- Construction Accidents – Certain jobs don’t offer workers compensation, or work comp can fall short of what you need, so when you’re injured at work, you may need to act to get the coverage you need.
Your Claim and Damages
When preparing to file your Gilroy injury claim, be sure to prepare a list of all damages you’ve suffered. This can be difficult to do alone. Even if the other parts of your claim are simpler, calculating all financial, physical, and mental damages can be difficult for some cases.
For example, a car accident’s damages are not just to your car. Let’s suppose you also hit your head and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Your TBI means that your medical expenses will be high, but you may also have to take time off work, leaving you without funds for your recovery. You may also struggle with severe emotional distress if your injury leads to a loss of mobility or independence.
Calculating your damages also means calculating intangible pain and suffering, which can be difficult without help. When you’re injured, an attorney can help you decide how to calculate these damages.
Reach Out to a Gilroy Personal Injury Attorney
When you’ve been injured in an accident, it can be difficult to get back on your feet without help. Between the financial strain and the physical and mental suffering, you may feel overwhelmed.
Luckily, our team understands that and wants to help. You need someone who’s willing to fight for your full compensation, and our firm is willing to go the extra mile to get you the justice you need after a serious accident.
If you’d like to work with a Gilroy personal injury lawyer or just have a few questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation at Golden State Lawyers, APC. We can be reached at 408-279-4222 or through our online contact form below.