Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law
If you have been injured in an accident:
- On foot
- On your bicycle
- In your car
- On the job
- In your apartment or office building
- On someone else's property
- Or if you have been assaulted and injured by another person
You may have a right to recover money for your injuries. Ask about our contingency fee agreements, whereby we are paid for our time only when we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf; if your case does not prevail, you owe us nothing for our time.
Do not mistakenly assume it's all your fault when there may be, in fact, multiple different forces at play. California is a comparative law state, meaning that even if you have some degree of fault in causing your injury, you may still recover a portion of your damages. Oftentimes, the cause of an accident - whether it is an exploding bottle or a multi-car collision - is not easy or simple to determine.
American law holds lawsuits to a very strict time limit for filing, known as the "statute of limitations". It is critical to file a lawsuit within the statutes of limitation, or your entire lawsuit may be barred. Don't wait until the medical bills pile up, and you realize that you are not getting any better. If you have been injured, you should seek the advice of a lawyer right away.
If you are in the process of hiring a lawyer, be a careful consumer! Be wary of hiring a lawyer that you never actually talk to or meet in person. Seek out an attorney who will develop your case and seek the best settlement possible, not just settle up for the easy money. At Atkinson & Associates, we will fight for your lawful compensation.