We all know that life has a way of throwing
unexpected curve balls at you. Sudden and unforeseen accidents can happen
anywhere and at any time, leaving you to nurse a painful injury and perhaps
even rendering you unable to work for a time. In fact, in 2018, 48 people per
100,000 died in California as a result of accidents. Lasting injuries were much
If you were hurt or injured in any way in the San Bernardino area, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced San Bernardino attorney at Oaks Law Firm can review your accident and advise you about what to do next. We’ll help bring your case to court and work to make sure you get what you deserve.
Common Causes of Personal Injury in San Bernardino
Distressing as it may sound, the possibilities for personal injury are virtually limitless. Personal injury cases in San Bernardino can, and commonly do, involve hit-and-run accidents in poorly lit parking lots, complications resulting from botched surgeries, slips or falls on wet surfaces near business premises, poorly placed carpets, or an uneven floorboard that makes pedestrians trip.
Essentially, if you’ve been injured in any way on a public street or on the property of a private business as a result of either negligence or malice, the attorneys at Oaks Law Firm may be able to help you.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in San Bernardino
If you’ve been injured and believe that you’re entitled to damages, your time to file a personal injury claim in San Bernardino, California is strictly limited by law. Sections 335.1 and 340 of the California Code of Civil Procedure stipulate that you have up to two years from the time when you were injured to file your lawsuit.
There is, however, one special exception to this law that falls under what is known as the “discovery of harm” rule. Since side effects that you suffered from a mishap, accident or negligence are not always immediately evident, California law gives you two years from the moment at which you discovered the extent of the harm done to you to file your claim. In such cases, medical records proving that the injury was discovered at some time after the accident occurred will become important.
The discovery of harm rule mostly applies in cases relating to medical malpractice, though there are other cases in which it may be applicable as well.
Injured? Let a San Bernardino Attorney Help
Because your time to act is limited, let us know if you’ve been injured anywhere in the San Bernardino area. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable San Bernardino attorneys can inform you of your options and help you to get the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
If you’ve been injured, you need someone who will be willing to fight for your rights. Contact Oaks Law Firm for assistance with your case.