Hemet Personal Injury Lawyers
Dependable Legal Service since 1989
Being injured due to someone else’s negligence can disrupt, complicate and ruin your life. Medical bills can become overwhelming, and the adjustment to new circumstances can cost far more than you might expect. Make sure you have help from experienced Hemet personal injury lawyers by calling the team at Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC. With over half a century of combined experience, we’ve helped clients obtain the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. We offer free consultations to help you get started. Call today.
What Damages Can I Recover?
Generally speaking, there are three categories of damages available in a personal injury case, economic, non-economic and punitive damages. The specific circumstances of your case will dictate which specific damages and how much an attorney will pursue on your behalf.
Economic damages compensate the injured party for financial losses they sustain as a result of their injury such as medical expenses and missed days at work. Non-economic damages, as the name suggests, compensates for non-financial losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Given that non-economic damages compensate for such abstract losses they are also called “general damages.”
The last category of damages, punitive, differ from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party rather than compensate the injury victim. Since punitive damages can be quite severe they are not often awarded in personal injury cases.
Don’t Wait to File Your Claim
According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. If your claim is against a city, county, or government agency the statute of limitations shortens to 6 months. Don’t wait to file, contact an attorney from our firm today to get started on your case.
How We Can Help
Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC opened as a law firm devoted to helping injured clients. Insurance companies are notorious for making difficult for claimants to get what they need to recover. They might be easy to talk to in the beginning, then impossible to contact once you have your expenses laid out in full. Our firm has experience dealing with these companies, and we are prepared to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your situation.
Our firm helps clients facing injuries from:
- Automobile accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work related accidents
- Fatality/wrongful death accidents
- Dog bite/animal attacks
- Premises liability accidents
It is never advisable to go up against these insurance companies on your own. Their legal teams are trained to find every advantage against you, and if you are not sure of what to do, they could permanently hurt your ability to recover from your injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Our team of Hemet personal injury attorneys offers the experience your case needs to be successful. We have a reputation for positive outcomes and a long list of satisfied clients. During your free consultation, we can go over the challenges you face and how our firm can achieve the best result for your situation.