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Salinas Personal Injury Lawyers

At Silva Injury Law, Inc., our Salinas personal injury attorneys have helped countless clients as they navigate their claims. Below are some examples of typical personal injury cases that we handle at our firm:

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If you or a family member suffered injuries due to someone’s negligence, you have the right to recover compensation for your losses. Unexpected accidents cause substantial disruption to your life and can forever change your life and the lives of your loved ones. As you attempt to recover from your injuries, you face mounting medical expenses and lost wages due to an inability to work. Although every personal injury case is different, all injured victims require the legal assistance of a qualified personal injury lawyer.

Why Should You Hire Salinas Personal Injury Attorneys?

Salinas Personal Injury LawyersPersonal injury lawyers help clients prove liability in their lawsuits so they can recover from the at-fault party. In a personal injury lawsuit, obtaining just compensation requires successfully proving that someone else bears responsibility—also known as a liability—for causing your injuries. A successful personal injury claim establishes negligence by proving the existence of the following elements:

  • Duty—Your attorney works to establish that the person that caused your injuries owed you a duty of care. A duty of care refers to a legal obligation that one holds to act reasonably to avoid injuring others.
  • Breach of Duty—A breach of duty occurs when a person fails to uphold their duty of care, resulting in an injury.
  • Causation—Your attorney works to establish that the defendant’s breach of their duty of care caused your injuries.
  • Damages—Once negligence is proven, California law allows you to recover compensation for your injuries against the responsible party. California divides recoverable damages in a personal injury claim into economic and non-economic damages.

A successful personal injury lawsuit depends on proving negligence. Although it seems straightforward, that is not always the case, especially when multiple parties might share some degree of fault. That’s why establishing negligence requires the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Lawsuit Worth?

The facts of every personal injury case vary. For this reason, there is no average lawsuit value. Various factors affect the outcome of your case. As your lawyer reviews the facts of your case, they determine how these factors may apply to your personal injury claim:

  • The severity of injuries—More severe injuries suffered in a personal injury accident result in the recovery of more compensation. However, even with minor injuries, you are entitled to recover compensation from the liable party.
  • Medical expenses—Typically, more severe injuries result in more significant medical expenses and increase the value of your personal injury lawsuit.
  • Long-term prognosis—Severe injuries often result in continuing medical treatment in the months and years following an accident. Unfortunately, some victims may suffer permanent injuries requiring a lifetime of medical assistance.
  • Comparative negligence—California applies the law of comparative negligence. This means that the person responsible for causing injuries compensates an injured party only to the degree they are at fault. Therefore, a determination that you, as the injured party, bore some of the responsibility for the event leading to your injury will likely reduce the value of your claim.

Don’t attempt to pursue compensation for your injuries without a qualified lawyer. You deserve to recover compensation for your injuries. And you risk recovering nothing—or at least having your compensation greatly reduced—without an attorney.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases?

The statute of limitations defines a period of time for bringing certain kinds of legal action. In California, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the injury. This statute of limitations also applies to wrongful death claims and car accident lawsuits. Failing to file your lawsuit within this prescribed time blocks you from filing a claim for compensation later. Although exceptions to the statute of limitations exist, these rarely come into play.

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At Silva Injury Law, we treat you like family. Our team looks out for your best interest by working to provide you with the best possible outcome for your case. We understand the difficulties you face as you try to recover from your injuries and meet your mounting financial burden. We don’t charge our injured clients any money upfront to handle their cases. We advance the costs of your case and recover a percentage of what we collect for you. Contact us today to receive a free in-person or remote consultation to determine the merits of your case.

 

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We believe that our duty goes beyond achieving large monetary awards for our clients. We strive first to be decent human beings who seek not to stir up fights, but to solve problems.

As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be enough business.

- Abraham Lincoln