San Marcos Personal Injury Lawyer
If a San Marcos personal injury lawyer from our team can show that your injury was caused by the actions of another party, you can likely secure compensation for your related injuries and losses. Personal injuries can be traumatic and expensive. If you want to get justice, you must show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused your injuries. At Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers, our team is here to help you.
A personal injury lawyer from our team can file an insurance claim or take your case to trial, fighting for fair compensation on your behalf. We will deal with the insurance companies, at-fault parties, and other attorneys for you.
Learn more today with a free initial case consultation. You can discuss your options and rights with our team at no cost to you or your family. We understand how these cases work and what it takes to seek and secure compensation. Let us assess your case and offer guidance and advice when you call us at (844) SARGENT. If you decide to work with us, we charge no upfront fees.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Seek Fair Damages in San Marcos, CA
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping injured people recover—physically, emotionally, and financially. We pursue fair compensation while allowing our clients to focus solely on their treatment and rehabilitation. We identify their recoverable damages, document them, and pursue money to cover the expenses and losses incurred through an insurance settlement or trial verdict.
No two personal injury incidents occur under the same circumstances, cause identical injuries, and have equal losses. For this reason, we need to investigate each case, identify and document the damages, and handle the case based on its own merits. The value and types of damages can vary widely. However, they often include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Income losses from time missed at work
- Reduced earning ability caused by lasting injuries
- Property damages and related expenses with receipts
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
We also represent San Marcos families in wrongful death actions. When a victim dies because of someone else’s negligence, CCP § 377.60 provides a way for the family to receive fair compensation by holding the at-fault party accountable. Our lawyers manage these cases regularly and know how to navigate the process and seek justice for your loved one.
Let Our Personal Injury Attorney Handle Your San Marcos Case
Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers represents injured people in San Marcos, giving each case the individualized attention it deserves. We make working with us easy. When we agree to work together, we immediately contact the insurance company and other involved parties, taking over all communication in the case. From there, we take care of all the legal tasks.
Our firm has more than 400 five-star reviews, and our case results show over $40 million in settlements, judgments, and verdicts for our personal injury clients. We know our representation can make a difference in people’s lives, so we put our all into our work every step of the way.
When you contact us, you can count on us following a 7-step process:
- Free case review, including answering your questions
- Hire us to represent you
- Develop a case plan unique to your needs
- Ensure you get the medical treatment necessary
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Seek a fair settlement
- Litigation when necessary
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. We do not ask clients to pay a retainer before we begin investigating their cases. Instead, we charge them only after we close the case and receive a settlement, judgment, or verdict. If we do not win the case, they pay no attorney’s fees.
How Choosing Our Personal Injury Firm Serving San Marcos Can Benefit You
Our personal injury attorneys in San Marcos handle a wide range of personal injury cases. We understand how catastrophic injuries can change your life in a matter of moments and have experience handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, amputation, severe burns, scarring and disfigurement, and much more.
When you choose our firm, we will accommodate your needs. If your injuries prevent you from meeting us, we can meet clients in their homes, in rehabilitation facilities, and at all six of the trauma hospitals in the greater San Diego area:
- Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla
- Scripps Mercy Hospital-Hillcrest
- Rady Children’s Hospital
- UC San Diego Medical Center
- Palomar Medical Center
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
We will also investigate your case while you recover. Let us know about your accident as soon as your injuries allow or have a family member call us to discuss your options. The sooner we begin gathering evidence to support your case, the better. The evidence available in your case depends on many factors, including the type of accident, how long ago it was, and the circumstances. Some steps we commonly take to identify and collect evidence include:
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Requesting relevant medical records
- Seeking video or photos of the incident
- Obtaining any official reports, such as accident reports filed by local police
- A survey of the scene
- Working with experts, often to understand future care needs and costs
- Gathering documentation of damages, such as medical bills, car repair estimates, and receipts
Building Your Personal Injury Case and Holding the Liable Party Accountable
After we take the necessary steps to gather evidence to support your claim, we analyze it and organize it into a compelling case. To recover fair compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit, we need to prove that another party caused your injuries. We can do this by establishing negligence.
Four elements must be present to document negligence:
- Duty of care: The liable party had a duty to keep you safe.
- Breach of duty: They breached this duty by demonstrating negligence.
- Causation: Their negligence was the cause of your accident.
- Damages: You suffered accident-related losses.
Once we have the evidence to support our case, we typically have two options for seeking compensation. You may be able to file a lawsuit or an insurance claim against the liable party. Most successful cases settle out of court by negotiating a fair settlement. However, we sometimes need to take the case to trial. If the judge or jury rules in favor of our client, they will receive a verdict and case award.
Types of Accidents Handled by Our San Marcos, CA, Personal Injury Lawyers
Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers represents clients in a wide range of personal injury cases. We handle each case based on its unique facts and merits, allowing us to manage most types of cases caused by negligence. If you are unsure about your case, reach out to us.
Some common types of personal injury cases we manage include:
Our team consists of avid cyclists who know how serious bicycle accidents can be. We handle these collisions regularly and understand that injuries could be severe, catastrophic, or even fatal. We fight for fair compensation for ongoing care and support as needed.
Our goal is to get you back on your bike and ensure you can return to your work and other activities quickly. We seek compensation for bike accident victims while they focus on their treatment and physical recovery.
Sargent Law Firm also sponsors the SDPD bike team.
When a motorist strikes a pedestrian, serious injuries often occur. Often, a careless driver is at fault in these collisions. If a driver failed to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections, we could hold them accountable for your damages.
Our attorneys represent pedestrians hurt by negligent drivers, pursuing an insurance payout, court judgment, or trial verdict in the case. We do not believe accident victims should have to pay for their medical care and other related expenses for an injury they did nothing to cause.
Slip and Falls
Slips and falls are some of the most common types of personal injury cases, and they almost always involve some degree of negligence. For example, if owners of a retail store failed to clear the aisles of debris, a customer could fall and suffer injuries. The customer can most likely hold the store liable for their injuries.
Slips and falls can be dangerous, especially for older individuals and those already in ill health.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Victims of commercial vehicle accidents can seek the help of a San Marcos personal injury lawyer after suffering injuries in an accident. Commercial companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that their drivers are adequately trained and adhere to highway safety laws.
Unfortunately, many fail to take this responsibility seriously, choosing to hire irresponsible or inexperienced drivers instead. When a truck driver acts carelessly or recklessly behind the wheel, their employer is generally legally liable. Our attorneys take on trucking companies and fight for fair compensation for our clients.
Animal attacks can be terrifying and painful, especially when they involve large canines. Fortunately for victims, a skilled San Marcos personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help them obtain compensation for their suffering.
Pet owners have a moral and legal obligation to ensure the safety of others. If they fail to, they should be held responsible for any injuries their pets cause. Under CIV § 3342, dog owners are strictly liable for their pets’ behavior.
Using this and applicable negligence laws, we can often hold the dog owner accountable for our client’s injuries.
How Long Do You Have to File a San Marcos Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for personal injury is generally two years in California, per CCP § 335.1. Victims have up to two years from the date their injuries occurred to begin a lawsuit against the liable party. Exceptions exist that could alter the timeline in your case, though.
In addition, there are other benefits to getting started on your case early. Expenses and losses compound quickly after an incident, and most victims want to recover money as quickly as possible to help them cover these costs.
Plus, evidence to support your claim often disappears in the first days and weeks following an injury. For example, the business will likely clean up a spill or remove a trip hazard within minutes of your fall. Cars are towed from an accident scene within an hour. Even video of an incident might only be available for a week or two. The sooner our team begins investigating, the more evidence we can preserve.
Call to Find Out More About Our San Marcos Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be time-consuming and complicated. With the aid of a San Marcos personal injury lawyer from our team, you can focus on your physical recovery while we take care of the rest. A settlement or verdict may be possible based on your San Marcos incident and injuries.
Our law firm aims to provide compassionate and effective legal counsel to all our clients, and we promise to work diligently on your case. Contact us today at (844) SARGENT for a free initial case consultation. We will assess your options and explain how we can help you.