Monterey Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
When dealing with personal injury and wrongful death claims it is essential
that you are well informed about all aspects of your case. Our firm is
familiar with the wide variety of types of injury-causing accidents, the
complicated laws and regulations governing personal injury and wrongful
death cases and the way in which insurance companies evaluate and handle
personal injury and death cases compensation. We maintain a close relationship
with each client and pride ourselves on the ability to work quickly and
aggressively toward a successful outcome.
Our firm has more over 80 years of combined experience and is dedicated
to working the hardest we can for our clients. As aggressive trial lawyers
we will not be satisfied with settlements that fail to recover the value
of your damages. If you, a friend, or a family member has been injured
or died in any of the following kinds of accidentsSwartz & Kennedy can be of assistance.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury and death
in America. The results of injuries suffered in car accidents can affect
all aspects of one's life and can negatively impact the lives of victims'
families and loved ones. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury
in a car accident because of another driver's negligence, you are
entitled to recover monetary compensation for any damages and losses that resulted.
Catastrophic injuries cause serious, life-altering damage. With devastating
physical, emotional and financial strains caused by these injuries, compensation
becomes a necessity. Some common catastrophic injuries include head injuries,
brain damage, neck back or spinal cord injuries, paralysis (paraplegia
and quadriplegia), burns, organ damage, bone fractures, and nerve injuries.
Healthcare costs, medical bills, wage loss, pain, and mental anguish suffered
by victims and their loved ones, make it essential that a personal injury
attorney alleviate your legal worries and bring your case to a successful
Motorcycle riders run a high risk of being involved in traffic accidents,
and are more likely to suffer injuries than people in passenger vehicles.
The likelihood of motorcycle riders experiencing severe injuries is also
greater and can pose serious financial consequences and medical expenses.
Land owners and tenants can be held responsible for injuries that occur
on their property as a result of their negligence. The law requires landowners
or tenants to maintain their property in a safe condition. Whether a condition
is safe is often not black and white. An early evaluation of the facts
by an experienced personal injury attorney and preservation of the evidence
is essential to prove a landowner or tenant was negligent. If they are
found negligent, then the injured party is entitled to recover compensation
for medical costs and lost wages, among other compensation. After an injury
accident, landowners or tenants often correct the unsafe condition immediately.
Therefore, early legal evaluation and advice is essential to protect the
evidence and your right to compensation.
Truck drivers run the same risk as others for causing vehicle collisions
and accidents. Semi-trucks, tractor trailers and other large vehicles
also increase the possibility of accidents causing injury as well as the
potential for catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths. Do not be misled
into believing that truck drivers are exempt from negligence or responsibility
for injury-causing accidents.
If you have lost a family member due to the negligence or wrongful conduct
of another party then you may qualify for compensation. A wrongful death
claim can alleviate the damages of such a devastating loss and provide
the financial support you and your loved ones deserve. Medical expenses,
lost wages and future earnings and the loss of companionship to the deceased's
family are some of the factors which determine the amount of compensation
the family will recover.
Like motorcycle riders, bicycle riders run a high risk of being involved
in traffic accidents. They are less likely to be seen by car drivers and
more likely to suffer injuries than people in passenger vehicles. The
likelihood of suffering more severe injuries is also greater.
If someone is attacked by a dog and injured, the circumstances vary. Who
owns the dog, the person required to control the dog, and the location
where the attack occurred all determine which dog laws apply and who will
e held liable under the law for any injuries a victim suffers.
Uninsured Motorist and Uninsured Motorist Accidents
Many drivers have no insurance coverage or the minimum insurance coverage
required in California. This means that if you are injured by a driver
who does not have any insurance or just the minimum amount, it may be
less than your damages. In those cases, Swartz & Kennedy will need
to make a claim to your own insurance under the uninsured or underinsured
coverage. In these cases, your insurance company becomes an adversary
and you need experienced legal representation to recover the compensation
for your damages that you are entitled to receive.
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Injuries, wage loss, or any physical or emotional damages suffered by an
individual due to the negligence of another party or because of the carelessness
of property owners and dog owners can be grounds for personal injury or
wrongful death claims. Any time an injury-causing incident occurs, insurance
companies are required to assess the damages and rightfully compensate
injured parties for the cost of any related medical treatment. In reality,
they do not do this. Instead they minimize or deny the damages and refuse
to pay for many accident related medical bills. If injuries are severe,
including permanent, or there are additional damages such as wage loss,
an injured party is entitled to even more compensation. An experienced
attorney can closely examine your case, determine who is at fault, evaluate
damages suffered, including future damages, and work to get you fair compensation
for all the damages you are entitled to receive.
Determining what your claim is worth or what damages you may be compensated
for can become a difficult, confusing, and frustrating process when insurance
companies attempt to settle for less than you deserve. There is no formula
for valuing a case or the pain and suffering you experience. When a person
is liable for an accident or injury caused to another, their insurance
company must pay the injured person based on the following factors:
- Reasonable medical treatment
- Wage loss and impairment of ones ability to work
- Permanent disability, disfigurement, or limitations caused by catastrophic injuries
- Loss in quality of life
- Emotional damages (pain and suffering)
- Damaged property
Damages suffered in an accident extend far beyond the cost of the injury
alone. Depending on the situation and the severity of an injury, victims
often suffer heavy burdens that affect more than their physical health.
Medical expenses, wage loss, and other related financial problems are
only a small part of the negative impact that injuries can have on victims
and their families. Stress, loss of quality or enjoyment of life, and
pain and suffering are also common as a result of injury-causing accidents
and are difficult to equate to a dollar amount.
Determining who is at fault also plays an important role in determining
your compensation. Insurance companies often have large resources and
will thoroughly investigate all claims in order to avoid paying an injured
party's damages. Insurance adjusters will assess the amount of compensation
based on who they believe is at fault. Insurance companies will also commonly
use at-fault percentages when evaluating the comparative fault of each
party involved. For example, an adjuster can have a general idea if someone
is entirely at fault or half at fault or perhaps even just a little at
fault. Having a lawyer investigate the situation can significantly reduce
the chance that insurance companies undercompensate or wrongfully place
you at fault for an accident you did not cause.
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