Have You Suffered A Personal Injury?
An accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. When you are seriously injured, the consequences can be swift and severe. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you have a right to compensation.
At Martinez & Schill LLP, we can assist victims with all types of injury matters. Our attorneys have the skills and experience that you need to get maximum compensation for your injuries.
How Much Time Do You Have To File An Injury Case In California?
In California, the law provides that an injured party must file their case within two years from the date of the injury. However, we encourage those injured to seek legal advice as soon as possible to allow our experienced professionals to preserve any evidence relating to the injury or accident.
When you sustain a serious injury, the costs to you physically, emotionally and financially can be exorbitant. There are many different types of compensatory damages that can be recovered in an injury lawsuit, including:
- Medical expenses: Past and future medical needs, including rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages: Wages lost during recovery as well as those lost by partial or total disability
- Long-term care: Costs associated with caring for you if an injury leads to permanent disability (i.e., nursing home costs)
- Pain and suffering: Both physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury
- Loss of consortium: Available to spouses who have lost companionship and other intangible elements of a marriage due to the accident
Additionally, in cases where the actions or lack of actions of the defendant are particularly egregious, punitive damages – or, damages meant to punish the defendant – may also be available. Depending on the circumstances of a case, punitive damages can be many times the compensatory damage award.
Types Of Cases We Handle
If you are injured in an accident, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible and to avoid negotiating directly with any insurance company. Lawyers at our firm are former insurance defense counsel and have unique insight into how insurance companies strategize and negotiate. We use that experience to assist our clients in obtaining the greatest possible compensation. We provide skilled representation in a wide variety of accident cases, including those involving:
- Injuries in public places
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Serious injuries
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Wrongful death
We Do Not Charge A Fee Unless We Recover For You
The lawyers at Martinez & Schill LLP never charge a fee unless we recover for you. We understand that medical expenses and lost income are an extensive burden after an injury. This is why we work on a contingency fee basis. We front the costs associated with your case and we will not collect a fee or reimbursement costs unless we obtain a recovery for you.
Contact Us For Help
We understand how scary it can be to deal with a serious injury, and we will help alleviate your fear by answering your questions and guiding you through the legal process. Our lawyers handle every step of your case, from the initial case evaluation to trial. We work with clients on contingency, so you only pay when we win.