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Injuries can lead to significant setbacks for victims. If any person sustains an injury caused by the actions of another individual, business, or entity, they should be compensated for their losses. This includes help for medical bills, lost income, property damage losses, and more. At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, our team is here to help if you need an Oakland personal injury lawyer by your side. We have extensive experience handling complex injury claims throughout California, and we have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of these cases on your behalf.
Why Choose Panish Shea & Boyle LLP for Your Case?
- At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, we limit the number of cases that we take so that our attorneys and staff can focus all their efforts on your case and provide the resources it takes to achieve the best possible results.
- We have secured more settlements and verdicts worth over $10 million than any other law firm in California history.
- Our attorneys focus on communication with every client. You will always have access to your attorney to ask any questions or raise concerns about your case.
How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Your Personal Injury Case
Personal injury claims can become incredibly challenging, particularly when the insurance carriers and at-fault parties put up a fight against paying out compensation. However, a lawyer will be their client’s advocate throughout the entirety of their case. They will use their resources to conduct a complete independent investigation into the incident in order to determine liability. They will also ensure that their client is evaluated and treated by a trusted medical professional.
After working to properly calculate a client’s total expected losses, an attorney will engage in vigorous negotiations with the insurance carriers involved. If necessary, the lawyer will fully prepare to take the case to trial to ensure their client’s rights are upheld.
Types of Personal Injury Claims Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Handle
Injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways in and around the Oakland area. All too often, the careless or negligent actions of others cause severe harm to those around them. At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, our Oakland personal injury lawyers have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained injuries in the following ways:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Aviation crashes
- Product defects
- Premises liability accidents
- Dog bite incidents
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list of the types of cases that we handle. We strongly suggest that you contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible if you have sustained an injury caused by another individual.
File Your Oakland Personal Injury Claim Quickly
It is crucial for you to file an injury claim as quickly as possible in Oakland. First, there is an overall personal injury statute of limitations in California of two years from the date an accident occurs. If you fail to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this two-year timeframe, you will be unable to recover the compensation you are entitled to for your losses.
Additionally, if there are any insurance carriers involved in the case, please understand that they likely have very strict reporting deadlines, often within a day or two after an injury occurs. Failing to file a claim quickly could result in the insurance carrier delaying or denying the claim.
Most Common Injuries We Help Clients With
The attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have helped clients who have sustained a range of injuries. In some cases, we help clients who are dealing with a singular injury, but it is not uncommon for us to help clients who have sustained multiple injuries as a result of a single incident. Some of the most common injuries that we help clients with include the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe sprains or strains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open facial or head injuries
- Severe scarring or disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Other severe back or neck injury
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputations or crush injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
Our attorneys also help clients who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident and the injuries themselves. We understand that clients need compensation, not only for their visible traumatic injuries, but also these unseen psychological injuries that can have a significant effect on their daily lives.
What if You Are Partially At-Fault for Causing an Injury?
If you are partially responsible for your injuries, you may still be able to recover compensation for your losses. California operates under a “pure comparative negligence” system, which means that individuals can recover compensation even if they are up to 99% at fault for their injuries.
However, the total amount of compensation an individual receives will be reduced based on their percentage of fault for the incident.
Types of Compensation Available to Victims
Oakland personal injury victims may be able to recover various types of compensation for their losses. Our attorneys strive to help clients receive economic and non-economic damages as a result of these incidents. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Total coverage of all medical bills caused by the incident
- Any lost income caused by the injury
- Loss of future earnings if a victim cannot return to work
- Property damage expenses
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Call an Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the actions of another individual or entity in the Oakland area, reach out to the team at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP for help as soon as possible. We have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of these claims on your behalf, including the ability to conduct extensive investigations, handle negotiations with insurance carriers, and even take your case to trial if necessary. Let us secure the compensation you are entitled to. When you need an Oakland personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here to fill out our contact form or calling us at (310) 477-1700.