San Bernardino Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you have been rear-ended coming off of the I-215, and the other party will not admit fault? Maybe a neighbor’s dog bit you while walking in the Del Rosa area. A business you visited in Highland might have had improper safety conditions causing you injury. Whatever your circumstance, if you were injured in San Bernardino, you may have cause to seek legal recourse.
If you’ve been hurt by another person, whether intentionally or not, you may be able to sue for compensation. Injuries can be physical, economic, psychological or a combination of these. The San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP can determine whether your situation calls for a lawsuit. When our lawyers take on your case, your cause becomes our own. Our attorneys are respected across the country and provide consultation to other lawyers. We have a proven history of providing record-breaking settlements for accident victims, including the largest personal injury settlement in American history with $4.9 billion in a case against General Motors.
Total Personal Injury Filings (Non-Motor Vehicle) in San Bernardino (1999-2014)
When Should I Hire a San Bernardino Injury Lawyer?
You do not always need a lawyer when filing a personal injury claim against someone. The circumstances surrounding your situation determine your need of a lawyer. If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault and the other person’s insurance is able to fully compensate you, then you may be able to handle the case yourself.
Serious cases or cases not covered by insurance may require a lawsuit for gaining compensation. Personal injury attorneys cover a wide variety of cases, from car accident injuries to slipping and falling on someone’s property, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more. We help people recover from virtually any type of serious injury, including spinal cord and brain injuries. If another party owed you a duty of care and were negligent in their actions, a San Bernardino personal injury attorney can help you file a claim.
If your case is against insurance companies, they will have lawyers representing their side. Representing yourself in court will require you to learn the legal system and how to defend your case well. The laws related to your situation may be very detailed and arguing against the defendant’s representation may be intimidating. Hiring a personal injury attorney will save you time and provide a better chance of winning your case, and usually, plaintiffs represented by lawyers get higher settlements. A 1999 study by the Insurance Research Council showed that on average plaintiffs received compensation of three and a half times more than those without attorneys.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
How long do personal injury claims take?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, it may take anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. A 2005 study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that tort related cases heard before a jury take an average of 26.5 months to complete from the date of filing to completion. Also be aware that upwards of 95% of personal injury cases are settled before going to trial.
How much will a lawyer cost?
At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, we operate on contingency fee agreements, meaning that you will not pay until some form of recovery is won in your case.
Landmark Personal Injury Cases by Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Our Panish Shea & Boyle San Bernardino personal injury lawyers have won numerous awards and are nationally recognized. Attorney Brian Panish assisted with winning California’s largest personal injury verdict in Griggs v. Caterpillar, et al. A man was awarded $58 million when he sustained burns to more than 75% of his body due to a defective part sparking a fire in the tractor he was driving.
In Cellamare v. Laidlaw, a school bus hit a female pedestrian on a crosswalk, breaking multiple bones. Adam Shea assisted in winning a jury verdict of $5.6 million.
In Beltran v. Boeing et al, a defective Army helicopter crashed while flying over Iraq and injured two maintenance officers. Kevin Boyle will take the case to trial and settlements are expected to total over $13 million.
The San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle have gained national attention for their victories in personal injury cases. They have won multiple nominations for Trial Lawyer of the Year and appear on lists of the best lawyers in California. Brian Panish speaks frequently to legal groups such as the Inner Circle of Advocates, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Bar Association.
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Their honest and professional approach was just what we needed during this difficult time. From the partners to the junior staff, they walked us through each step of the way and fought for us. – Joe and Didi Powers