Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Southern California
An accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. When you are seriously injured the consequence 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, our San Diego personal injury attorneys assist accident victims with all types of personal injury cases. Our Southern California personal injury attorneys have the skills and experience you need to get maximum compensation for your injuries.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Case in California?
In California, the law provides that a person injured 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.
Recovering Damages in a California Personal Injury Case
When you sustain a serious injury in an accident, the cost to you physically, emotionally, and financially can be exorbitant. There are many different types of compensatory damages that can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit including:
- Medical Expenses – For both 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—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 Personal Injury 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 directing with any insurance company. Our firm includes lawyers who are former insurance defense counsel and have unique insight into how insurance companies strategize and negotiate. We use our experience to assist our clients in obtaining the greatest possible compensation. We provide skilled personal injury representation in a wide variety of accident cases including:
- Injuries in Public Places
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Slip and Fall
- Dangerous Product Liability
- 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.
To learn more about how we can assist you with your personal injury case, contact us at 619-512-5995 or 951-200-4630 to schedule a free consultation. 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 personal injury lawyers handle every step our your case from initial case evaluation to trial. We represent clients throughout Southern California and we are available to come to you if need be. Our firm handles personal injury cases on contingency, so you only pay when we win.