Frequently Asked Questions
About Law Firm
Do I have to come in to your office to sign up?
No you do not need to come in to our office to sign up. Our investigators can come to you anywhere in California, or anywhere in the nation for that matter. Most attorneys force you to come in to their specific office to sign up. We are a California Personal Injury Law Firm, most of our clients are injured or have had their cars damaged. We are set up to make retaining us a simple as possible.
It is 2:00am on Saturday night can I call you?
Yes. Our California Personal Injury and Car Accident Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have a licensed expert California Personal Injury Lawyer and Attorney on call all of the time. Our Personal Injury Law firm believes that you should not have to wait until bankers hours to talk to a lawyer. Unlike many Personal Injury Law Firms, we do not use an after hours answering service who takes a message and then tries to get a hold of a legal assistant, paralegal, or an attorney. Our system automatically forwards the the on-call Personal Injury Attorney, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. If for some reason the attorney is talking to someone else or otherwise cannot answer the phone, simply leave a message and you will be called back as soon as possible.
Where is your personal injury firm located?
Our California Personal Injury law firm has meeting locations all over California. We handle cases all over California. We have two main pre-litigation offices that handle the vast majority of work in all of our cases, both are located in California. To contact our firm go to our Contact Page.
Can you help me if I have no medical insurance?
Our law firm can get you medical treatment for an injury related to your California Personal Injury case even if you do not have medical insurance.
How much do I have to pay to retain your law firm?
You pay absolutetly nothing out of your pocket unless we recover money for you on your California Personal Injury case. If we receover nothing, you pay nothing. Once we obtain a settlement or judgement on your personal injury case, we take a percentage of whatever we recover for you, instead of you having to pay us up front to handle your case. This is called a contingency fee.
About Personal Injury Cases
Can my family members also get money in a California Personal Injury?
If your family members witnessed you get injured due to the negligence or intentional act of a 3rd party, they have a cause of action for negligent infliction of emotional distress. Most P.I. attorneys do not even know about this cause of action. Our firm will assert it on behalf of your family members. The spouse of an injured party can assert a cause of action for loss of consortium. Loss of consortium in a nutshell is the loss of loving enjoyment in the marital household. Your spouse is entitled to recover money for the loss of the things that the injured spouse cannot do due to their injury, that they used to be able to do before they were injured. Again, most P.I. attorneys do not know about this cause of action, and do not assert it on behalf of spouses, we do. Finally family members can recover in the event of a wrongful death of a family member due to the negligence or intentional act of a 3rd person. Special rules apply. Call us at 800-816-1529 x. 1 to discuss.
Why should I retain a personal injury lawyer if I can settle it myself?
It is very simple, in 99.7% of all cases, an attorney will get you more money than if you do not have a lawyer. Personal Injury as is most areas of the law, a very complicated practice area. The insurance companies are looking for a sucker who is not represented by a lawyer. They may offer you a small slice of what your case is actually worth just to get you to sign settlement papers before you retain personal injury lawyers like us. Once you sign the settlement papers, your personal injury case is over and we will no longer be able to help you. Would you give yourself a stomach operation? Of course not, so why do you think you can play attorney in your case. Of course you should retain an attorney for your personal injury case. Why do you think we exist?
How much money will I get in my Personal Injury case?
If we knew the answer to this question, we could also tell you what the winning lottery numbers will be. Generally the amount of money your personal injury case is worth is directly proportional to the nature and extent of your injuries, and the amount of your medical bills. If you are seriously injured and you have a large amount of medical bills, you will generally get more money than if you are not seriously injured and you have only treated once or twice at the doctor. With that being said, each case is different, and by no means should you decide not to call us just because you may not be seriously injured.
What types of Personal Injury Cases Do You Handle?
We handle personal injury cases including but not limited to: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice cases, and many more types of California Personal Injury Cases. For a complete list of the many types of California Personal Injury Cases that we handle, click here now to go to our Practice Area page. If you do not see anything related to how you were injured do not fret, call us now for a free consultation at 800-816-1529 x,1.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee is a fee where an attorney or law firm takes a percentage of whatever is recovered instead of an upfront fee. Our firm uses contingency fees on Personal Injury cases so you do not have to pay any money unless we recover for you.