Tracy Personal Injury Lawyers
For more than 30 years, our Tracy personal injury lawyers have aggressively fought for the rights of the injured throughout California. We are relentless with the opposing party because of the devotion we have to our clients. Since the firm began, we have provided personalized service to each and every client, and continue to utilize this technique for each new case.
We understand the frightening experience you are going through and want to help you understand your specific legal options for the greatest possible financial recovery. First, we must get to know your case and the impact it has had on you financially, physically, and mentally. From there, we can determine what legal strategy is best for your unique situation.
Our goal in each and every case is to deliver the largest possible recovery for each person we represent.
Why You Should Hire the Tracy Personal Injury Attorneys at Our Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured, our team can handle the legal work involved in your personal injury claim. With our help, you will be able to focus on recovering from your injuries and present a powerful and honest personal injury claim. Best of all, you will never owe us a dime out of pocket. With our contingency fee method of representation, you only owe us a portion of your recovery if we win your case.
When you work with Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers, your questions and concerns will always be responded to promptly by our friendly, patient, and caring staff. You deserve to have the representation of a law firm that is not afraid to stand up to the insurance company on your behalf.
You Only Have 2 Years to File
Time is of the essence if you have been injured in a car accident, on another person’s property, from a dog attack, or any other cause. Based on the state’s statute of limitations, California only gives victims two years to file a claim for compensation. For this reason, we encourage you to call our law firm today to schedule your free and confidential consultation. Taking the time to make this call could mean all the difference in your case and the compensation you recover.
Call Today to Pursue Maximum Compensation
At Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers, we want to help you win the best possible outcome for your personal injury case. If you don’t get a positive settlement, we don’t get paid. That is how dedicated we are to the success of your case.
There is nothing to lose by making the call to our Tracy personal injury attorneys. Call us today to schedule your free consultation. If we take on your case, we will get to work immediately gathering evidence and crafting a solid case in pursuit of the full and fair recovery you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases
What If I had an existing injury that was made worse by the accident?
To recover damages against the at-fault party, causation will need to be addressed. It must be proven that damages were actually caused by the tort and therefore, it is not likely that you can obtain compensation for medical expenses associated with damages that would have existed had the accident not occured.
The insurance company might argue that the claimant is seeking damages that stem from the preexisting condition. Our attorneys have experience dealing with preexisting conditions and we can help address issues that arise with your claim.
What is the average payout for a personal injury claim?
There is no average settlement amount for a personal injury claim since there are so many variables present in each case. It will be helpful, however, to understand the damages that you may recover if you were in an accident. These include:
- Medical Expenses: Accident settlements will typically include the cost of medical treatments associated with the accident. This includes past, present and future medical care.
- Loss of Property: You will probably be eligible for compensation for any items damaged or lost as a result of the accident, including your vehicle.
- Loss of Income: You may be entitled to compensation for any past income loss as a result of the accident, as well as compensation for any potential future income you’re unable to earn due to the accident.
- Emotional Distress: You may receive compensation for the psychological effect the accident and injury has on you. Sleep loss, anxiety, and fear are common symptoms.
- Pain and Suffering: You may receive compensation for any pain and suffering caused by the accident, including past, present and future pain and suffering.
- Loss of Consortium: You may be entitled to compensation for any negative effects, past, future, and present, the accident has on your relationship with your spouse, from losing a companion to negative impacts on your sex life and more.
- Loss of Enjoyment: You can recover damages for any loss of enjoyment from daily activities, past, future and present, which results from an accident. For example, you may not be able to enjoy physically strenuous activities after the accident.
Who will pay for my medical bills from my injury?
There will be different answers to this depending on your personal situation and the circumstances of the accident.
If you have health insurance, the bills will go through your insurance company. This will be the case if you are covered under private insurance or Medical/Medicare. If and when you receive a settlement, these expenses will be paid back. Regardless of the carrier, most companies will need to be repaid based on a negotiated amount from the funds recovered by your lawsuit.
If you do not have insurance, however, you will either pay out of pocket or can set up a lien with the doctors and physicians who see you. In this case, the bills would get paid out once a settlement is made.
What involvement will I have in my personal injury case?
If we take on your case, our firm will handle the legal issues and guide you through the process so that you can focus on recovery. As the alleged victim of a case, however, you are the most important component.
Our team will need you to be honest in your answers to us and available to provide details of the accident and your recovery progress. We will also need you to follow our guidance, including avoiding posting on social media and talking to the opposing party about the case.
Here are some of the elements of the legal process you will be involved in if you file a personal injury claim:
- Initial investigation/gathering of information
- Filing of the lawsuit
- Discovery process (depositions and exchanging of documents)
Most importantly, however, it will be essential that you follow through with all parts of your medical treatment. If your physician instructs you to ice and do specific exercises at home, do them. Go to all scheduled appointments. Throughout this process, document the dates of each appointment, what was said, how you are feeling, and any other piece of information you find important.
What is the average time to settle a personal injury lawsuit?
The length of time that you are dealing with a personal injury suit will depend on countless factors, such as:
- Extent of the injury
- Cause of the accident
- Responsibleness of the opposing party
- Ability to negotiate with the insurance company
Injury lawsuits can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to be resolved.
We understand that you may want a quick payout, but a quick resolution will likely not equate to the best result for your case.
Will the person I sue suffer negative consequences if I win?
Typically, no. In most situations, an insurance company will provide the policy holder with an attorney who will represent them. The defendant’s insurance company will also pay the judgment or settlement of the lawsuit.
Whenever a defendant does not have insurance or does not have adequate insurance, they may be required to pay an excess verdict. This is an amount that is larger than the coverage on the policy.