Pirrone & Pirrone can assist you in obtaining the best possible compensation for your injuries. We completely understand the many complexities of the law and the necessary requirements to insure that your case is resolved in a fair and expeditious manner.
The next step is to discuss your accident and evaluate your injuries so we can determine your future legal needs. We can prepare your case in a way that insurance companies understand and accept. We will help you to fully document all aspects of your case including your injuries and the circumstances of your accident.
Do not delay. Call or e-mail us today, so we can start resolving your case quickly and efficiently.
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Pirrone & Pirrone, LLP
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Redwood City, CA 94063
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I have been injured. What happens now?
If you have been injured as the result of another person's negligence, it is imperative that you properly document all aspects of your case. Be sure to keep all hospital and emergency room records, police reports, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses, and all documents of relevance. These documents ay include, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, repair costs, or other expenses related to your injury.
It is also important to confer with an attorney as soon as possible. Only an attorney familiar with personal injury law can give you the guidance you'll need to navigate the necessary steps required for proper compensation. Do not attempt to settle your case with an insurance adjustor or other person until you have spoken with an attorney. Once you have settled your case, it will be almost impossible to collect further costs pertaining to your injuries.
What is a typical personal injury case?
A personal injury case is a case in which a person is injured as a result of a civil wrongdoing or negligent act on the part of a person or entity. An individual or company that acts negligently may be held strictly liable for causing injury to a person. As an example, if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, that person could be held liable because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. Likewise, when an injury results from the failure of an individual or other entity to exercise reasonable care to provide for your safety, that person or entity will be held liable for that injury and personal injury law says that you can recoup your subsequent losses.
How do personal injury lawsuits work?
At the beginning of the litigation process we will sit down with you to discuss your potential case. If it is decided that you are a good candidate for filing a personal injury lawsuit, we will file any necessary paperwork against the defendant and start the discovery process. During discovery, both you and the defendant will be questioned by lawyers needing to gain the information necessary to proceed to trial. Often a settlement is reached either at the end of the discovery period or during the early phases of the trial. If a case goes through the entire trial process, it will be decided by a jury verdict and in that case, the defendant could appeal.
Do I have a case?
That depends. There are two distinct parts to a personal injury case:
(Whose fault was the accident? Was the injured party also at fault?) and:
(The injuries and resulting disability, the plaintiff's suffering along with economic loss).
If you have both a clear liability picture and serious injuries, then you will probably have a case.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
Each case is different. The value of any personal injury case involves many factors each of which are unique only to you and the circumstances surrounding your accident. Some of these factors include the amount of your medical expenses, lost wages, damages that may occur in the future (i.e. future medical expenses), scarring and disfigurement, permanent physical impairment, evidence as to the degree of fault, and where the incident took place. Other factors which can influence the compensation of any case can also include the amount of insurance coverage, pain and suffering, mental anguish and the probability of punitive damages. Case values are established by the parties when they agree to settle or, if the case proceeds to trial, by a panel of jurors, but occasionally by a judge or an arbitrator.
Will my accident case settle?
Well over 90 percent of all injury cases settle. At Pirrone & Pirrone, we prepare each personal injury case as if it were going to trial. That way, if it does not settle, we are prepared. If it does settle, we will generally get you more money because we have done our due diligence.