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If you were injured in an accident, a Bay Area personal injury lawyer may be able to help.

Common Personal Injury Questions Answered by Trusted Attorneys

After an injury, it is natural to have many questions. The following are some personal injury FAQs our law firm hears, and to discuss your specific situation, please contact the legal team at Bogaards Law directly. 

When can someone else be liable for my injuries and losses?

Not every accident victim has the right to compensation for their losses. The law provides you with this right if another person or party caused your injuries by acting negligently or wrongfully. Our attorneys can examine what happened and identify if anyone can be held liable for your losses. 

What is negligence?

Negligence is the cause of action in most personal injury claims. Negligence occurs if the following is true:

  • Another party owed you a specific duty of care, such as the duty to drive safely to prevent a crash
  • That party breached the duty of care, like a driver who decides to speed or engage in distracted driving
  • The party’s breach was the cause of your injuries
  • You incurred damages as a result of your injuries, including medical bills or lost income

What types of incidents can lead to a personal injury claim?

There are many types of accidents caused by negligence or intentional wrongdoing that can lead you to file a personal injury claim. These include:

This is – by far – not an exhaustive list. No matter how your injury happened, you should consult with a personal injury attorney about a possible case.

What is the personal injury process?

You might imagine going to court when it comes to personal injury cases, though very few claims make it to trial. The process generally starts with an insurance claim filed with the insurer of the negligent individual or company. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, you might need to escalate the matter by filing an injury lawsuit in civil court. Your lawyer can engage in settlement negotiations during the litigation process, and most cases settle pretrial. If your case does need to go to trial, it is important to have a highly experienced litigator advocating for your rights in front of the jury. 

Do I need a lawyer for my insurance claim?

Since personal injury cases begin with insurance claims, many people wonder whether they can handle the claims process on their own. It is important to remember that insurance companies are for-profit corporations and the less they pay to claimants, the greater their profits will be. Insurance companies will try to get you to accept much less than you deserve, but our attorneys know the tactics that companies use. Having legal representation can increase your chances of a favorable settlement in a shorter period of time.

Consult with Our Firm Directly for Answers to Your Personal Injury FAQs

If you have additional questions about your injuries and your rights, speak with Bogaards Law directly. Contact us for your free case evaluation as soon as possible.

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