Getting injured unexpectedly is scary, stressful, and disorienting. One moment, you’re going about your day as normal, and the next thing you know, you’re in a car wreck, or you trip and fall, or you’re in the middle of a sudden altercation. Injuries are an unfortunate part of life. What’s the best course of action if it happens to you? The most important thing is to immediately protect yourself and others and get medical care. But once things have calmed down, you may want to consider a consultation with a personal injury attorney.
De Castroverde Law Group in Oakland, California, offers experienced personal injury counsel to clients across the Bay Area. Our attorneys will assess your case for signs of recklessness or negligence and recommend a strategy for recovering compensation for your injuries. Here’s an outline of what we can do for you and your case.
Case Review and Recommendation
During your free, no-obligation consultation with us, one of our De Castroverde Law Group personal injury attorneys will seek to learn more about your case to create a legal strategy that will lead to the recovery of compensation.
Our team will review any available evidence, explain the applicable law and precedent, and assess the best way forward in your case. If all the right elements are in place, our attorneys will decide quickly whether they will take the case, and they will begin work as soon as you sign the right agreements.
Depending on the type of incident that caused the injury, our attorneys will work with you to collect and analyze reports and seek to interview any witnesses. They will also help you gather records that can establish your claim. As the case evolves, they may hire medical experts to review the records, reconstruct the incident, and assess where things went wrong.
De Castroverde Law’s personal injury attorneys have diverse experience in establishing the factual basis of a claim for compensation based on treatment reports and pay records that show the aftermath of the incident. Let us work with you in Oakland to get you back what you’ve lost.
It’s comforting to learn after a personal injury accident that the other parties involved were insured. But you should make sure that you don’t get lulled into a false sense of security, as insurance companies are anxious to lock you into a settlement quickly. They want to settle a case for the least amount possible, and typically, they will try to take advantage of the emotional period just after an accident to get you to commit.
You have every right to work directly with an insurance adjuster, but often, it’s better to turn the task over to the personal injury attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group. Empirical research suggests that individually negotiated settlements are usually lower than those obtained by an experienced personal injury attorney. Based on their experience as negotiators, personal injury attorneys can often obtain a larger and fairer offer than you would be able to get on your own.
If your personal injury attorney feels that the opposing parties are offering too little, then they are in the perfect position to go to the stage of filing a lawsuit. Once again, the benefits of having a personal injury attorney on your side can make life easier. The law limits the amount of time that you have to file a complaint; your personal injury attorney can make sure that it is complete and compliant in time.
Structuring Your Claim
Personal injury law protects you against injuries that you’ve suffered due to negligent or reckless acts or violations of common law. Different states have slightly different approaches, but generally, depending on the factors of your case, you may be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Lost wages: This includes time away from work while you’re in the hospital or receiving continuing care as you recover from your injuries.
- Lost earnings potential: Your injuries may restrict your ability to work or rule it out altogether. With the proper proof, you may receive compensation for what you might have earned had you not gotten injured.
- Cost of medical care, including hospital stays and medicines, as well as follow-up therapy.
- Pain from the accident.
- Emotional suffering from the accident.
Sometimes personal injuries lead to fatalities. If that happens, the attorneys at De Castroverde Law will instead file a wrongful death claim on the behalf of the survivors. Wrongful death claims allow survivors to file claims for similar types of costs, as well as for loss of companionship for the person who passed away.
Personal injury claims can arise from incidents that result in bodily harm, such as concussions or broken limbs and non-bodily harm, such as emotional suffering or damage to one’s reputation through libel or slander. Car accidents are the most common claims that are associated with personal injury. According to Cornell University, other instances where they happen to include the following:
- Workplace accidents.
- Product defect accidents.
- Medical malpractice.
- Nursing home abuse.
- Toxic torts.
According to Cornell, the following non-bodily harm personal injuries often occur during these types of incidents:
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- False detention, arrest, or imprisonment.
- Malicious prosecution.
- Invasion of privacy.
The attorneys at De Castroverde Law in Oakland can help you to make sense of your rights, understand your options, and represent you in a battle for justice.
About De Castroverde Law Group
At De Castroverde Law Group in Oakland, our attorneys and staff have extensive experience in all forms of personal injury law. We specialize in cases stemming from different types of accidents, such as truck accidents, car accidents, bus accidents, and pedestrian accidents. We also represent you in slip-and-fall cases, which may involve wet surfaces or pavement. Our firm’s reputation for standing up for the underdog goes back to our founder, Waldo De Castroverde, who was born and raised in Cuba and fought the Castro regime as a young man.
In addition to Oakland, De Castroverde Law has offices in several cities in Nevada, including Las Vegas and Reno. We thrive on preparation and will make sure that you’re ready, no matter what happens in your case. Our team is ready to fight hard for your rights at every stage. In Oakland, our attorneys also specialize in immigration law. Please request a free consultation online or contact us by phone to book your initial consultation.