San Diego Accident and Personal Injury Law FAQs


 San Diego Accident and Personal Injury Law FAQs

Personal injury law can be quite complicated. When doctors, insurance companies, lawyers and injured parties are all involved, it is a given that some things are going to be unclear. Luckily, the accident and personal injury law experts at Bates Law, APC in San Diego have years of experience with personal injury law and provide answers to some frequently asked questions.

What Should I Do if I Get in a Car Accident?

First things first, get medical attention if needed and request police assistance. It is essential to make sure experts are on the scene to evaluate injuries and take a report on who is at fault. Make sure to take as many pictures as possible and write down contact information and insurance information for everybody involved. Recording this information now at the scene of the car accident can save you a lot of hassle later on.

What Should I Do If I Suffer a Serious Dog Bite Injury?

If the bite from a dog punctures the skin, leading to a tear or laceration, you should contact medical assistance immediately. It is also important to get help from a medical professional if you are in pain or discomfort from the bite. Regardless of pain, a bite from a random dog should be met with a rabies immunization. The next step is contacting a personal injury attorney. As long as you are not trespassing, the owner is liable for any damage done by a dog bite.

How Much Can My Personal Injury Settlement Be Worth?

How much compensation you may be entitled to varies drastically from case to case. It will depend on a variety of factors, including how severe the injuries sustained are, the insurance provider for the other party, whether you had to miss work because of injury, and the cost of medical treatment. The best way to find out how much your accident case is worth, contact a personal injury attorney at Bates Law, APC.

How Long Will it Take to Resolve my Personal Injury Case?

Again, this varies depending on the particulars of your case. The case can be longer or shorter based on the type of injuries sustained, whether the case reaches a settlement or goes to trial, the insurance provider and coverage for the guilty party, and the length of the treatment needed for injuries. Your attorney will work to resolve the case as quickly as possible, but insurance companies and defense attorneys can often draw out the process to buy more time.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is when you lose a loved one in an accident that is not the fault of the victim. If that is the case, the surviving family can file a claim to get compensation for wages lost and emotional damage from the wrongful death. Immediate family and dependents of the deceased are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

What are the benefits of hiring a lawyer proficient in workers’ compensation and personal injury?

When an employee gets hurt on the job, he or she can file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury lawsuit against another company such as a general contractor, subcontractor, homeowner, the manufacturer of a faulty tool or piece of equipment. Being very experienced in both types of cases, we can help you decide which course of legal action will provide the biggest benefit.

Bates Law, APC can Assist You With Any Personal Injury Questions

Personal injury law is very tricky, but luckily you have experts in San Diego at Bates Law, APC. We are ready and willing to answer any and all questions you may have. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury and are not at fault, give us a call at (619) 222-0900 and we are happy to provide you with assistance.