Personal Injury Attorneys
Pomona Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injuries leave accident victims in severe pain, and many cannot leave the house for weeks. These accidents cause serious disruption in the lives of victims and their families.
Fortunately, Oaks Law Firm can help. Our Pomona personal injury lawyers have the experience you need to bring a claim for compensation. Don’t let a reckless or negligent driver or property owner get away with hurting you. California law provides powerful remedies for victims, including the ability to sue for compensation. With the right legal team in your corner, you can receive a settlement to defray the costs of your injuries and provide something for your pain. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
Serious Legal Help for Serious Injuries
Our clients often suffer some of the worst injuries in accidents, including:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Compressed nerves
- Back injuries
- Spinal column injuries
Although some injuries can heal in a matter of months, others like amputation are permanent. Most injuries require expensive medical treatment, rest, and rehabilitation.
Types of Accidents We Handle
We have ample experience in most types of personal injury accidents, including:
Pedestrians are vulnerable when they are crossing the street or even walking on the shoulder of the road. A careless motorist can slam into them, causing devastating injuries.
Cyclists are entitled to share Pomona’s roads with cars and trucks. Unfortunately, other motorists fail to use caution and often collide with cyclists.
These are some of the most common accidents in Pomona. Often, a driver is texting or distracted, and they hit another car. Other car accidents are hit and runs, drunk driving accidents, or single-vehicle wrecks.
Riding a motorcycle is a fun hobby, but there’s nothing fun about getting into a crash. Often, road defects or careless motorists are to blame.
Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles pull in and out of Pomona at all hours of the day. They cause devastation when they collide with smaller trucks and sedans.
Premises liability claims.
Property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe. If they don’t, you can sue for an accident. We can bring premises liability claims for swimming pool accidents, electrocution, food poisoning, and similar accidents.
A dog owner is liable when their pet attacks or bites you. Similarly, kennels and apartment owners might share liability if they failed to use care to restrain these animals. Dog attacks are very dangerous, with real risk of infection and permanent injuries.
Construction is one of the deadliest industries in California. Workers can fall, get struck by an object, or suffer electrocution.
All workers are at risk of injury in an accident or suffering an occupational disease. We can help you seek compensation.
Any defective product can seriously harm a consumer. We encourage you to meet with a lawyer to check whether you can bring a claim.
If you were hurt in one of these accidents, or in a different one, please contact us.
What We Need to Show to Obtain Compensation
Under California law, a person only pays compensation to accident victims if they are “liable” for the accident. Another term is “fault.” A person is at fault when they negligently or recklessly hurt you.
We bring most accident claims under negligence, which requires proving four elements:
1. The defendant owed you a duty of care.
2. The defendant breached that duty.
3. The breach caused your injuries.
4. You suffered damages.
The element that’s most often in dispute is the second—whether the defendant was sufficiently careful. Someone driving a car, for example, must follow the rules of the road. They also must not drive while distracted. Unsurprisingly, many defendants and their insurers claim they did nothing wrong—or they point the finger at you.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Our Pomona personal injury lawyers will carefully review your case to determine its value. If you are successful with your claim, you should receive compensation for all losses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost income or wages
- Consequential losses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental suffering
- Disfigurement or disability
The most common question we receive is, “How much is my claim worth?” That is a complicated question to answer. Many factors go into it. For example, we need to add up the cost of your medical care and lost income. We also must use our experience to estimate compensation for pain, suffering, disability, and similar hard-to-calculate losses. Someone suffering from paralysis will probably receive more than someone with a fracture that heals in 8 weeks. But every case is different.
There is also the question of comparative fault. You might have been negligent yourself. For example, a pedestrian might have been jaywalking when she got hit by a car. Or a motorist could have been looking at his phone when a speeding driver struck him. Generally, your comparative fault will reduce the amount of compensation you receive.
Unfortunately, accident victims don’t have unlimited time to sue. Instead, you need to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. Generally, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Go past the deadline—even by a day—and you lose your right to sue forever.
This is a strict deadline. For that reason, you should hire a Pomona personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to get your case filed in the correct court. That preserves your right to bring a lawsuit.
Other deadlines might apply. For example, you might end up filing a claim with California or a municipality if their negligence caused your injuries. There are deadlines you’ll need to meet that apply specifically to those situations.
Contact Our Pomona Personal Injury Lawyers Today
We are seasoned legal advocates with decades of combined experience in personal injury law. We will do everything possible to secure favorable compensation for your case. Give Oaks Law Firm a call today to schedule a free consultation.
CALL TODAY! (877) 539-5366
Recovering the Damages You Deserve
If someone else is to blame for your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for the full amount of damages you've suffered. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering. You must bring forth your claim within one year of the accident date. Not filing your case within one year will bar you from recovery.