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Personal Injury Claims Generally

If you are involved in any kind of an accident in which you are injured, and it appears to be the fault of another party, there are certain important things you should know about your legal rights.

First, California law imposes certain deadlines to bring your claim following an accident which are called “statutes of limitation.” Under these laws, you must have either settled your injury claim with the other responsible party or his insurance company, or have filed a lawsuit in court against the other party within these time periods. Your failure to strictly comply with these statutes of limitations will in most cases result in your claim being legally barred, and you will forever lose any rights you may have had to any monetary compensation.

Second, it is important that you contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases as soon as possible after your accident so that you can learn what your rights are, and thus be more fully informed as to how good your case may be given the facts of your particular accident, and what kinds of monetary damages you may be entitled to.

These damages would normally include compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, as well as compensation for past and future medical bills, loss of earnings from your job, and any property damage, provided that these damages were caused by the accident.

In many cases, the liability of the other party may be seriously disputed by him and his insurance company, and his insurance company may therefore just outright deny your claim altogether.

In cases where the other insurance company has either denied your claim completely, or is claiming that you were partially at fault for the accident, it is especially critical for you to contact an attorney specializing in personal injury cases as soon as possible after the accident. His investigators can then interview any independent witnesses, photograph the accident scene, and investigate and preserve any other important evidence that may support your claim that the other party is at fault for the accident.

Finally, almost all attorneys who specialize in personal injury handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. This simply means that you don’t pay any attorney fees at all unless and until your attorney obtains a monetary recovery for you either by way of settlement or trial. If he doesn’t, then you owe him absolutely nothing for all the time he spent on your case.

As you can see, it’s extremely important to have an experienced personal injury attorney properly evaluate the liability aspects of your case, including your potential damages as soon as possible after the accident in order to properly advise you of your rights under the law. Even if you only want an initial consultation for advice about your rights, and don’t want to hire a lawyer right now, there is absolutely no charge or obligation to you for that initial consultation – it’s free.

Ryneal & Ryneal handles virtually every type of serious personal injury and wrongful death case, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, defective product cases, construction accidents, landowner liability cases like slip and fall, dog bite incidents, and all other serious injury cases.

They have successfully handled literally thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases over the last three decades, and have obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.

Ryneal & Ryneal has the background and legal expertise to successfully handle your case, and they have their own investigators, and a large network of experts to assist them in properly investigating, evaluating and developing your case so that you can be assured you’ll receive the maximum monetary recovery possible for your injuries and other damages.