You may be wondering what to do if you’ve been injured in Susanville, CA. Your expensive medical bills may be piling up, and to make your finances even worse, you’re unable to work due to your injuries.
The Susanville personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen are here to help you get through this difficult time. Dealing with the insurance companies can be a difficult and time-consuming process, but we’ve been dealing with insurance companies for over 30 years, so you can leave that process to us while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
The insurance companies will never offer you a fair settlement for your injuries if you don’t have lawyers by your side, but with us by your side they’ll be forced to pay you the full value you’re entitled to under the law, since they know they can’t beat us in court. We can obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
The best part? Our services are essentially free, and we can get you to the best doctors who won’t charge you until your case is over. We don’t charge a fee unless and until we obtain financial compensation for you, and the best doctors in California are willing to treat our clients without charging until their case is over because they know we get our clients great results.
Call our Susanville office today for a free consultation, or text us from this page if you or a loved one was injured or killed due to someone else’s negligence in Susanville or Lassen County. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Types Of Cases We Handle
The Susanville injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen handle many types of cases. Our practice areas include but are not limited to:
- Dixie Fire losses
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Insurance companies won’t offer you a fair amount for your injuries if you don’t have a lawyer because they know you can’t take them to court over it and win without an attorney. Insurance companies, however, know that it’s a waste of their time and money to go to court against the Lassen County injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen, so they almost always settle with us out of court for the full and fair value of our clients’ damages and injuries.
Putting together a good personal injury case is also a lot of work which is, frankly, a huge headache for anyone simultaneously trying to recover from their injuries. We can do all the work for you while you simply focus on getting better. In order to get you the most money possible for your injuries, our injury lawyers in Susanville will:
- Evaluate the severity of your injuries
- Determine who is at fault for your injuries, and prove it
- Investigate the accident scene
- Interview witnesses
- Gather evidence and documentation
- Review evidence such as videos, photos and documents
- Work with accident scene reconstruction experts
- Work with medical experts
We will use all of this information to show the defendant’s insurance company exactly how much money you are entitled to under the law. In dealing with the insurance companies for you, we will also be making sure you don’t accidentally incriminate yourself while dealing with the insurance companies. It is dangerous for you to talk to insurance companies after an injury, as they are trained to manipulate you into accidentally or even wrongly admitting fault for an accident so they don’t have to pay you any money.
Do I Have A Personal Injury Claim?
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You have a valid personal injury claim in California if:
- You have been injured
- Your injury was due to someone else’s negligence
Negligence, as defined by California Civil Jury Instructions, is “the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to oneself or to others.”
This means that you have a valid personal injury claim if your injury was the result of someone else not acting how a reasonably careful person would act in the same situation.
You are entitled to compensation for your injuries, under California law, from anyone whose negligence caused your injuries.
What If My Injury Is Partly My Fault?
You may still have a valid personal injury claim in California if your injury is partly your fault as California is a comparative negligence state. The damages you are awarded in a personal injury claim in California are simply reduced by the percentage of your fault. Thus, if you are deemed 20 percent at fault for an accident, your damages will be reduced by 20 percent.
How Much Do Nadrich & Cohen Cost?
You may be wondering how much an injury lawyer costs if you’ve been injured in Lassen County. Our services will cost you absolutely nothing out of your own pocket.
We only charge a percentage of any recovery obtained for our clients, and we don’t charge this fee if we don’t obtain a recovery. This means our services are essentially free.
How Much Can I Recover In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The amount of money our Susanville injury lawyers can recover for you in a lawsuit depends on the individual circumstances of your case. Factors like how badly you are hurt, accident circumstances, and insurance coverage limits can play roles in how much you can recover.
You can recover damages for many things in a personal injury claim, including:
Past and future medical bills: Medical bills can include bills for treatment, testing, stays in the hospital, and outpatient care related to your injuries. However, serious or permanent injuries can require ongoing medical care, and this care can be very expensive. Injury victims can end up facing thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical bills.
Lost wages: You may be unable to work due to your injuries, or you may simply need to take some days off for medical appointments or a stay in the hospital. You may be entitled to compensation for any wages you were unable to earn due to your injuries.
Loss of earning capacity: Sometimes injury victims are hurt so badly that their ability to earn money is permanently harmed. You may be entitled to any wages you are no longer able to earn in the future due to your injuries.
Pain and suffering: Experienced lawyers like the Lassen County personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen know exactly how to demonstrate to insurance companies and juries how much pain and suffering our clients have gone through as a result of their injuries.
Your medical records are one of the primary ways we can show others how much pain and suffering you’ve gone through. These records, which demonstrate stays in the hospital, doctor visits, prescriptions and diagnoses, demonstrate the extent of your injury as well as how long it takes you to recover from it. However, you must proactively seek treatment for your injuries and communicate fully with your doctors in order for us to get the most out of your medical records.
You should keep a log of your symptoms and take videos and photos of your injuries. Having lots of evidence will help bolster your case when trying to recover the most damages for pain and suffering.
Wrongful death: Family members can file wrongful death claims if their loved ones were killed due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. Wrongful death claims can compensate loved ones for the loss of income, support and love resulting from their loved one’s death. Wrongful death claims can help families pay for funeral and burial expenses as well.
Loss of consortium: If the injuries to you or your loved one are severe enough to prevent you from fully enjoying your relationship with your spouse or partner, you may be entitled to loss of consortium damages.
Emotional distress: Physical injuries can lead to mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. You may be entitled to compensation for this emotional distress as long as you have it documented adequately by your psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist.
Is There A Time Limit To File An Injury Claim In California?
You must file most injury claims within two years of the date of the accident in California. Failure to do so will bar you from obtaining a financial recovery. This time limit is known as a statute of limitations.
However, the time limit is reduced to six months for claims involving governmental entities.
What Should I Do After Suffering An Injury In Susanville?
You are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries in California when your injuries are the result of an accident that was someone else’s fault. However, the amount of compensation you’re able to ultimately obtain may depend on the steps you take after your accident. You should do the following after being hurt in an accident:
See A Doctor As Quickly As You Can
Insurance companies will do whatever they can to pay you less or nothing at all. One favorite tactic of insurance companies is to claim that an injury victim’s injuries weren’t caused by their accident. Insurance companies have a greater chance of using this tactic, and the tactic has a greater chance of succeeding, the longer you wait to have your injuries documented by a medical professional. Thus, it’s vital that you see a doctor right away.
Adrenaline and endorphins can mask injuries at the scene of an accident and injury symptoms don’t always show themselves until weeks or months post-accident. Go see a doctor even if you don’t think you’re hurt. Dutifully attend your follow up appointments and treatments, too, as insurance companies will argue your injuries aren’t actually serious if you don’t.
Keep Thorough Documentation
Get the contact information and insurance information of anyone involved in your accident. Get the contact information of any witnesses to your accident. Take pictures of the scene of the accident from multiple angles, including photos of property damage and your injuries.
File away anything on paper that’s related to your case. Write down the details of your accident as soon as possible after your accident, before your memories fade. Keep a diary that covers your recovery experiences, such as your medical treatments as well as any physical pain or mental suffering you experience while you recover.
Don’t Talk To The Insurance Companies
Anything you say to the insurance companies can and will be used against you so they can pay you less or nothing at all. Leave talking to the insurance companies up to your lawyers while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Hire Experienced Lawyers
Hiring experienced lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen is the single most important thing you can do in terms of things you can do to increase the compensation you receive for your injuries. Studies show that those who hire personal injury lawyers receive far more compensation for injuries than those who don’t, even after attorney fees are taken into account.
Susanville Personal Injury Attorneys
You need experienced, battle-tested injury lawyers on your side if you want to obtain every penny you’re entitled to for your injuries under California law. We are experts in personal injury law, have been representing personal injury victims since 1990 and have recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients in that time.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured in Susanville. You may be entitled to a financial recovery.