If you were injured through no fault of your own, you may be wondering what to do next. We are here to help answer your questions. Our legal team has handled personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lost limbs, broken bones, burns, workplace injuries and wrongful death.
Our firm’s lead attorney, James Iagmin, has more than 20 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer including pedestrian, auto, boating, motorcycle, bicycle, train, trucking, construction, aircraft and workplace accidents.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you.
In order to recover for your injuries, the circumstances of the incident must meet certain legal criteria. A successful personal injury claim contains the following: (1) liability, (2) damages and (3) collectability.
Liability means that you were injured as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing. Proving liability does not require you to prove that the other person intended to cause harm to you. Proving negligence (conduct which was unsafe or unreasonable under the circumstances) is sufficient to demonstrate liability.
Insurance companies will often deny liability and blame you for the accident in order to avoid financial responsibility. We have seen egregious cases of insurance companies blaming victims for their injuries. This is one reason we suggest speaking with an experienced attorney before you speak with an insurance company. If you have already contacted an insurance company, it is not too late to contact a personal injury lawyer.
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, you may be able to recover for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and other damages. If someone has died, family members of the deceased may seek compensation for their loss.
It is a common tactic of insurance companies to claim that your injuries did not occur. Insurance companies will minimize the extent of your pain and suffering in order to pay you as little as possible. Insurance companies will have their lawyers go to court and claim that you were not injured. From our experience, insurance companies will not offer you a fair settlement unless you are represented by a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney.
You must be able to identify the party(s) responsible for the harm in order to collect from them or their insurance policy. If you were injured in an accident, here are a few practical steps to follow to protect your legal rights:
James Iagmin has built a reputation as an intelligent, caring and compassionate attorney. Jim is a recognized leader among personal injury lawyers and served as President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Jim is known in the San Diego legal community for his character and integrity and has received a number of honors and awards for his skills as an attorney. You can read more about what Jim’s clients and fellow lawyers say about him on AVVO.
We keep our firm small so we can give our clients the personal attention they deserve. We take the time to build trust and develop relationships with our clients. We value our clients and make it our mission to achieve the best possible results for them.
Our firm has a proven track record of achieving successful results for our clients in the most challenging and high-stakes cases.
Burn Injury – A lady was badly scalded while attempting to take a bath at a resort. SETTLEMENT – $9,500,000
Slip and Fall – A gentleman slipped on a wet floor and suffered a brain injury. He was unable to return to work. JURY VERDICT – $7,500,000
Auto v. Pedestrian – A boy suffered a serious brain injury when he was hit by a truck as he ran across a busy street. He needs careful supervision. SETTLEMENT – $4,500,000
Trucking Collision – A gentleman suffered a serious brain injury in a collision with a tractor-trailer. He was unable to return to work and needs close supervision. In addition to the settlement, the gentleman kept his rights to lifetime medical care through workers compensation. SETTLEMENT – $2,750,000
Motorcycle Collision – A gentleman suffered serious orthopedic and internal injuries when a truck turned left in front of him. He made a nice recovery. SETTLEMENT – $2,250,000
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Damages that result from a personal injury claim can take many forms, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages include present and future medical bills, the costs of property damage, lost wages, and any other out-of-pocket expenses that are a result of the accident. Non-economic damages include payment for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, or permanent disfigurement.
California has no cap on compensatory damages for a personal injury claim, so long as the award is fair and reasonable given the circumstances. The only exception is for medical malpractice cases, where the state has capped the non-economic damages at $250,000.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, the clock is ticking on the compensation for your claims. Call our office at 619-238-0370 or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.