If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to pursue a claim for damages against the at-fault party. At Bogaards Law, we have been helping California clients with their personal injury claims for nearly 40 years. We pride ourselves on being a compassionate law firm that helps clients work toward the results they want and the compensation they deserve.

Reasons to Hire a California Personal Injury Attorney

After you have been in an accident, the last thing you want to deal with is someone else’s insurance company or attorney. That is reason enough to hire a California personal injury attorney to handle negotiations. Some other reasons to hire a personal injury attorney include:

  • The personal attention you get from having an attorney represent you.
  • Settlements are usually higher when the plaintiff is represented by an attorney.
  • Your attorney will inform you of any necessary legal requirements, including ensuring the statute of limitations is protected.
  • Typically, you do not pay legal fees unless your case settles. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means they are only paid through a portion of your settlement if you are successful rather than charging by the hour.
  • You get the benefit of your attorney’s experience and familiarity with the other side and/or the judge.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

If you are looking to retain a California personal injury attorney, it is important to understand what types of cases we handle at Bogaards Law. Some of these include:

  • Accidents — vehicle, motorcycle, bus, boat, pedestrian, large truck
  • Premises liability — Slip and falls, dog bites
  • Medical malpractice and birth defects
  • Defective products
  • Construction site accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Defamation of character

Types of Damages Recoverable in a California Personal Injury Claim

There is a variety of damages that are available in a personal injury claim. Depending on the type of accident and the severity of your injuries, you might be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Negligent infliction of emotional distress

When the defendant’s actions are clearly negligent, like drinking and driving, the court may send a message by awarding punitive damages. Another example in which punitive damages may be warranted is when a manufacturer knew a product was defective or could harm consumers, yet kept it on the market anyway.

Retaining a California Personal Injury Attorney

If you have questions about a personal injury case or need assistance going after the at-fault party to reimburse your damages, you need a California personal injury attorney on your side. Contact Bogaards Law today to schedule a consultation.

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