What to Expect in an Oakland Personal Injury Lawsuit

Getting the Help You Deserve

If you were injured by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life are all considered in the calculation of your injuries. At the Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch we can help you prepare your personal injury lawsuit in Oakland and pursue the settlement you deserve.

Determining Liability

Preparation for Oakland injury lawsuits involves first determining who was at fault for the accident and the extent of negligence. If you were involved in an accident, you should keep track of the details of your accident. Your Oakland injury attorney and the other party’s insurance adjuster or attorney will perform investigations of the accident and collect evidence to determine fault. It is best to share your recollections with us and provide just your contact information to the other party’s insurance company or attorney. Seek advice from us before giving a statement to the insurance adjuster or other attorney to avoid any chance of harming your lawsuit's or settlement’s outcome.

Determining Damages

Money damages are normally measured by what a jury would consider a reasonable and fair award for your injuries. The severity of your injuries, the degree of negligence attributed to the other party, and the long term effect of the accident on your life all contribute to the amount of your Oakland personal injury settlement. You must prove damages by comparing your life before the accident to your life after the accident. If you can objectively show how significant your injuries are, you have a better chance of reaching a favorable personal injury settlement in Oakland.

Determining Source of Collection

The last step in the preparation of your lawsuit or settlement is to determine who will be able to pay you for your injuries. In most instances, if the other party is insured, their insurance company will be responsible for payment. However, in cases where there is no insurance or if you have been injured by willful misconduct or a criminal act that is excluded from insurance policies, you may have to obtain settlements from the individual or individuals who injured you.

Injury Settlement in Oakland

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch now to pursue compensation for your Oakland personal injury law suit. Our attorneys will fight to get the compensation you deserve.

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