Personal Injury Attorney San Jose
Did You Suffer a Significant Personal Injury?
When an individual gets injured in an accident or as a result of a negligent act, it falls on that individual's insurance provider to determine to what extent they will cover the costs of any medical or injury related expenses. In most cases, if insurance does cover the cost of medical treatment it may not extend very far beyond the absolute least amount of treatment required for recovery. It is very important to know that in many cases the true extent of an injury does not become apparent until years after the initial accident. Even after your injuries heal you may still face a life of lasting pain and discomfort. In order to avoid the serious threat of under-compensation for your injuries, it is essential that you hire a knowledgeable attorney to help ensure all your needs, present and future, are addressed in your claim.
In order to fully understand the true extent of your injuries and how these injuries will affect you throughout your life, our firm employs a dedicated physician who will assess your injuries free from the pressure of the insurance companies. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries, you stand a risk of severe financial hardship. Medical treatment and the prolonged therapy needed to recover can come at a great price and medications and nursing care come at astronomical costs. Your injuries may also burden you financially through lost wages due to missed days at work. A serious injury can also render you incapable of working altogether. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney can secure for you the compensation you need to live a full and happy life in light of your injuries.
Cases We Handle
It has been found over the years that constant exposure to the materials known as asbestos can have significant and serious impact on your overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, these have been prominent parts of many materials – especially in the construction industry. If you have recently discovered illnesses that have stemmed from asbestos exposure, it is highly encouraged that you get the legal involvement of an experienced lawyer to help you file a claim.
The birth of a child is meant to be the most celebratory time within a parent's life. Unfortunately, this process does not always go according to plan. In fact, it can go completely awry in some situations – causing serious complications that can have detrimental impact on your child. If you have a child that has suffered a birth injury that was caused by the negligence or carelessness of a third party, you could have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim.
Accidents involving cars are among the leading causes of injury and death to Americans. No matter whether the car accident injuries that you sustained were the fault of a distracted driver who was texting while driving or a rear-end accident caused by a drunk driving, you should not be forced to suffer in silence. These are serious injuries that could forever alter your future.
The abuse of a child is not something that should ever be tolerated. If your child has suffered abuse from the hands of a daycare supervisor, from a medical professional or someone who has been put in charge of their well-being, you could pursue compensation to cover the damages that your loved one has suffered. At our firm, we are here to help.
Have you taken a legal drug that was dangerous to your health? While consumers are lead to believe that every drug made available to them has been thoroughly tested, the simple truth is that there are drugs on the shelves that are simply not worth the risk. These drugs can lead to dangerous side effects and can even be life-threatening in nature.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you have been injured, you might believe that it will be a simple process to get the at-fault party and their insurance company to pay up. This is especially true in cases where it appears that fault and liability is clearly defined. It, however, is important to remember that insurance companies who make their profit by not paying out large settlements – they're good at dodging responsibility and shifting blame. Don't let them put you at a disadvantage. Hire an attorney and rest assured knowing that your legal rights are fully and comprehensively protected.
Animals such as dogs are enjoyable companions; however, they are not always completely safe. There are several large breeds that are notoriously known to be aggressive, but they are not the only danger. Dogs of any breed, age or gender can be aggressive if they are handled, treated or restrained incorrectly. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, the owner of the animal could and should be held liable for their part in the incident.
Drunk Driving Accident
One of the biggest known hazards on the road is that of drunk drivers. When intoxicated by too much alcohol or under the influence of drugs, these drivers simply do not possess the cognitive ability to handle the rigors of the road. They can easily doze, can become distracted and just do not have the ability to react to the changing conditions. Have you been injured by a drunk driver? Get us involved and rest assured knowing that we will fight for you.
Despite good faith efforts by legislation and citizens to help put an end to the abuse of our elderly loved ones, this is not always enough. Those who we trust the most to take care of them are often the ones who are the guiltiest of this type of abuse – no matter whether it is financial, physical or emotional in nature. If you begin to notice the warning signs of this type of abuse, it is encourage that you get us involved. We will begin to investigate and pursue the necessary legal action.
There are considerable questions that you will most likely have regarding the personal injury claim. Questions such as why should you hire an attorney? What if your case isn't successful? Why choose our firm? We are prepared and able to handle questions such as this in a comprehensive manner. If you have further questions, our firm is just a phone call away.
We are placing our trust into the hands of medical professionals every time that we visit a doctor's office, go to a hospital or otherwise deal with a professional in the medical industry. Should these professionals be negligent, careless or reckless, they can cause serious injuries from things such as the failure to diagnose, medication errors, misdiagnosis and errors in the emergency room or surgery. We are prepared to hold these professionals responsible for the damage that they have caused and will seek full financial compensation.
The cancer known as mesothelioma has been linked to toxic exposure to asbestos. If you have been wrongfully exposed on your job, you could have grounds to file a claim. These cases are complex as the illness can often arise much later than the actual exposure, however, at our firm, we are not daunted by this lengthened timeline.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, regardless of the injuries that you have sustained, you can rest assured knowing that you will have a reliable advocate in your corner should you choose to work with our firm. We know how difficult these cases can be and we are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to help our clients defend their legal rights and fight for the maximum compensation that they deserve. Give us a call today to discuss your case.
Nursing Home Abuse
As our loved ones enter into their golden years, we are often confronted with the need to place them into a nursing home or other care facility. This is simply done with the intentions of providing them more around-the-clock care and to ensure that they can live their lives to the utmost. However, some of these facilities can be downright negligent or even abusive. If this is the case, you simply do not have a moment to lose – get an attorney involved and protect the rights of your loved ones.
There are many different types of accidents that our firm is prepared to handle. From those that occur on local waterways, such as boating accidents and jet ski accidents, to those on land, such as pedestrian accidents, construction accidents and bicycle accidents, we have the experience and the know-how necessary to provide our clients with the reliable legal representation that they truly deserve.
Owners of property can be held liable should a visitor suffer an injury or illness that could have been avoided through preventative measures. For example, should a violent crime occur because an owner did not provide adequate security, they could be held partially responsible for the injuries sustained. Similarly, if an owner did not clean up waste, and a visitor tripped and fell, they could also be held responsible.
If you have suffered from a defective product, you could likely have grounds to pursue what is known as a product liability case. This can involve everything from defective tire and can even involve product recalls for medical devices. To ensure that your rights are being fully protected, it is in your best interests to get our firm involved as soon as possible. We know what is on the line – you can rest assured knowing that we will fight for you.
Slip and Fall
Did you slip and fall on a slippery surface? If this surface was not properly maintained and was a potential hazard, then the owner of the property could be liable for the incident. At our firm, we know that these are complex cases and we know that it can be difficult to determine liability and to outline the damages that our clients have suffered. For this reason, we encourage you to get us involved as soon as possible. The sooner that you get us involved, the sooner we can begin our fight for you.
Large commercial trucks are a common sight on our nation's roadways, however, they are not always without their dangers. Should a tractor trailer be operated by a tired driver, for example, it could be the cause of horrendous accidents – such as rollovers or T-bone accidents. In these cases, you will not only be dealing with an individual driver – you could very well be dealing with the insurance company of a large company that will desperately want to avoid paying out a big settlement.
Types of Injuries
There are many different types of injuries that you could have sustained in your personal injury accident. From brain injuries such as concussions to spinal cord injuries and burn injuries, these types of catastrophic injuries are costly and can take a considerable amount of time to heal. If you have sustained an injury of this nature from the actions of a third party, it is in your best interests to get a lawyer on your side that you trust to protect your legal rights.
What is a Settlement?
In some cases, an out-of-court settlement may be able to be achieved between the injured and the at-fault party. This is often more desirable as it can allow for the injured party to avoid the time, cost and emotional distress associated with a trial. At our firm, we know the importance of dealing with things such as this and we are fully prepared to help our clients fight for this possibility.
If you were injured while on the job, you could be covered by workers' compensation. This is a type of no-fault coverage that allows for injured employees to seek damages. In exchange, they give up their ability to sue their employers for additional damages, although they can look into the possibility of third party liability.
Have you lost a loved one to a preventable accident? If so, you and the surviving family could pursue what is known as a wrongful death claim. This could allow you to seek damages that will cover funeral and burial costs, the loss of income and even the loss of companionship.
Enlist Effective Representation
If you are facing the possibility of a personal injury claim, you likely have considerable questions. You are most likely unsure of what you are facing and what you will be dealing with in the future. At Capital Law Offices, we are well-versed in this area of the law and know the types of questions that you will likely have. It is for this reason that we have created this site. On our website, you will find informative pages that will outline the different areas of the personal injury law that you will find yourself facing. You will be able to learn about the areas in which you may be entitled to compensation and how our San Jose personal injury attorney can help.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a FREE initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please Contact Us online or call at (408)449-6797 today!