It is a fundamental principle of our legal system that anyone injured by the careless or negligent actions of another may present a claim for damages to the party responsible for the injury. If the two parties cannot reach an agreement on the settlement of the claim, the person injured has the right to file a lawsuit with a court asking the court to determine the amount of damages and then order the responsible party to pay the damage claim.
The process for claiming damages after an accidental injury is essentially the same regardless of where the injury occurs.
An accident occurs which results in an injury
A determination of “fault” or “liability” is made
The injured party presents a claim for damages to the party responsible for those damages
If the parties cannot agree on the amount of damages to be paid, the injured party can file a lawsuit asking a court to compel the payment of damages.
Although the steps outlined above may seem quite simple, in the “real world” that simplicity is rarely seen. Most interactions between the person injured and the person responsible for the injury are carried out through an employee of an insurance company that is ultimately responsible for paying a damage claim. It is up to the person who was injured to either deal directly with the insurance carrier or to find a representative of their own.
Since most people are unaware of their rights regarding their accidental injury, it is wise to select an accident lawyer who will protect his client’s best interests and make sure the client receives a fair compensation for their injury. Unfortunately, most people have no experience selecting an accident attorney.
In the San Jose area, the accident attorney at the Doan Law Firm will be glad to answer any questions that you might have regarding your accidental injury or questions about how to make sure your right to a fair settlement can be fully protected. Our personal injury lawyer has years of experience in dealing with insurers and the civil courts of California and will guide you through what can, at times, be a complex path leading to a fair settlement.
When you contact the San Jose injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm, you first consultation is always free and you have no obligation to retain our firm as your representative in your personal injury case. If you decide that we should represent you, we will bear all necessary expenses for you and will be repaid out of a percentage of your final settlement. Our firm has only one goal when representing accident victims: to work for the best possible resolution of your case.
Our Work Helping Injured People
We seek to assist injured people in recovering financial compensation for a variety of injuries. An experienced accident lawyer understands the importance of researching cases carefully and acting in a timely manner to protect an injured person’s rights. An accident attorney may assist a client by explaining important laws and legal issues and time deadlines involved in a case, by investigating the fact situation, by interviewing witnesses and by negotiating on behalf of the client. An injury lawyer may also file legal cases and draft briefs and motions. Clients also often depend upon a skilled injury attorney for representation during hearings and trials, too.
If you’ve considered seeking legal representation, you’ll want to choose your legal counsel carefully. It helps to find someone with whom you feel you possess a good personal rapport. You’ll want to locate an attorney who listens to you carefully. Communication and trust between a personal injury attorney and a client matters. Statutory time deadlines for bringing certain types of cases sometimes apply. If you’d like to arrange to speak about a possible case involving you or a close family member with an attorney from the Doan Law Firm P.C., you can contact us by calling 1-(800) 349-0000 or by filling out the convenient website form.
We Represent Clients In These Types Of Cases
Public transportation accidents
Chartered bus accidents
Amusement park accidents
Dangerous prescription drugs
Defective consumer products
The above-listed cases are, of course, not the only types of cases the personal injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm will handle on your behalf. A single call to our accident lawyer at the toll-free phone number listed below will answer any questions that you might have regarding any legal issues related to your accidental injury claim.
Contact The Doan Law Firm In San Jose For Experienced Help in Your Injury Case
One of the worst mistakes people who have been injured is to think that they are capable of dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters. In practically all such dealings, the injured party will sign a release after receiving only a fraction of what he or she would have been legally entitled to.
Before signing any claim settlement or release agreement, you should contact the injury attorney at the Doan Law Firm in San Jose to discuss the facts of your personal injury case and to learn if the settlement that you are being offered actually represents a fair settlement or a settlement that is fair to everyone but you.
You can contact the San Jose injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm in San Jose by calling (800) 349-0000 at any time, day or night. As is always the case with the Doan Law Firm, your initial consultation with our injury attorney is always free of charge and you are under no obligation to hire our firm to represent you. If you should ask us to represent you in your personal injury case, we will take responsibility for all the expenses that are necessary in preparing your case and will recover our expenses from an agreed-upon percentage of your final settlement agreement.