People who have a personal injury claim in Anaheim or other parts of California should remember that it really matters to call an experienced personal injury law firm, such as Neale & Fhima.
By far, the most common type of personal injury claim in Southern California is an auto accident claim. If you have suffered a serious injury, there usually will be a police report that is compiled by the police department or highway patrol. A police report is not necessary to pursue a claim against the other party’s insurance company when that party was at fault; and if the other driver had no insurance, you can make a claim against your own insurance company under your policy’s uninsured motorist coverage program. But the police report does address fault for the car accident, which is helpful in a claim or lawsuit.
If there is no police report that gives blame for the accident, it is common for the party who says they were at fault at the accident scene to change their tune later on. The insurance company for that type of person may find it challenging to accept responsibility when their client now claims to be innocent, despite what they said earlier.
If both drivers are at fault, the situation will be governed by the concept of comparative negligence. This law allows each insurance company to assign blame for the accident. It is possible for you to still claim damages in a personal injury case in California if you were partially at fault, but you cannot be more than 50% to blame.
Economic and Noneconomic Damages
If you are in either a car or motorcycle accident in California, always remember it is very important to hire an attorney with many years of experience who can get you the maximum amount of damages for your claim. Some of the damages to which you may be entitled in California are:
- Economic damages: These are damages that can be easily calculated, such as medical bills, lost wages past and future, and any out-of-pocket medical costs, such as co-pays
- Noneconomic damages: These are subjective damages that you may be entitled to, typically known as pain and suffering. This type of damages can be harder to calculate, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you arrive at a rough, fair number to open settlement negotiations.
Statute of Limitations in California
The general rule in California is you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, but there are exceptions to this rule. The time period will be different for minors, and you can have only six months to file a claim if there was a government worker involved.
Remember that the statute of limitations can bar you from filing a claim or ever receiving money for your injuries. That is why you should hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your injury.
4 Reasons Why People Choose Neale & Fhima
1. We Offer Free Consultations.
We offer free consultations, by phone and in person. We want you to make an informed decision about your legal representation.
2. We Fight for Maximum Recovery.
Simply put, we do what it takes to win. We do not want you to settle for anything less than maximum compensation.
3. We Have a History of Proven Results.
Over more than 40 years of practicing law, attorneys Matt Neale and Aaron Fhima have maintained a 99 percent success rate will securing over $50 million in compensation for their clients.
4. You Work Directly with Your Lawyer.
At Neale & Fhima, you work directly with your lawyer. We will not assign your case to a paralegal or legal assistant who handles the bulk of your claim.
About Anaheim, California
Anaheim is a large city of 336,000 in Orange County, California. It is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, it was the 10th biggest city in California. It is most famous for being the home of Disneyland, its convention center, and two major sports teams — the Anaheim Ducks NHL club and the California Angels baseball team.
The city has long been associated with Disneyland, which opened to the public in July 19555. It is one of the most visited places in the world, with more than 600 million visitors since it first opened.
Downtown Anaheim is in the center of what is called the Colony Historic District and is the administrative center of the city. Here you will find City Hall, Anaheim West Tower and Anaheim Police Headquarters.
The personal injury attorneys of Neale & Fhima look forward to serving the residents of Anaheim in their personal injury claims.