The burden of proof. When you've been injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical expenses, property loss, lost income and pain and suffering.
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What to expect from the personal injury legal process
The burden of proof. When you've been injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical expenses, property loss, lost income and pain and suffering. But as the injured victim, you have the burden of proof. You must prove:
- The party that harmed you owed you a duty
- The party breached that duty
- You suffered damages
- The party caused your injury as a result of breaching duty
Comparative negligence. In California, if your carelessness or negligence contributed to your injury, your compensation will be reduced by your degree of fault. This is known as comparative negligence.
Statute of limitations. You have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the party who harmed you.
Settlement and trial. Insurance companies often try to offer a quick and inadequate settlement. They know that many injuries do not show their full force until much later. But we know that, too, and that's why we carefully evaluate each settlement offer to make sure it is in your best interest. And because we are always prepared to go to trial, if an offer does not meet your present and future needs, we'll be glad to advocate for your rights before judge or jury. Our goal is always full and fair compensation for your damages.
Put the burden on those who hurt you
You have nothing to lose by talking to an about your personal injury. The Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC offers a free initial consultation and if we take your case, you pay no attorney's fee unless we recover damages for you through settlement or trial.
Through meticulous research, we uncover all the relevant facts in your case. We work with a network of medical experts, forensic engineers and accident reconstructionists to evaluate your claim and prove negligence. These professionals also provide expert testimony in the courtroom, serving as valuable allies in holding those who hurt you accountable for their actions.
Most typical personal injury situations
At Petsas Law, we routinely handle the following types of personal injuries:
Accidents can wreak havoc on your physical, financial and emotional well-being and in cases of wrongful death, rip your family apart. Let a San Mateo personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of K. J. Petsas, PC, put the burden where it belongs.
Know your rights
Serving clients in San Mateo and the San Francisco Bay area, the personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC, offer the experience and attentive counsel you need to pursue justice against those liable for your injuries. We are conveniently located in South San Francisco and encourage you to give us a call at 650.624.8155 or contact us online to take advantage of our free initial consultation. We return all calls within 12 hours.
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