Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
San Francisco Accident & Injury Claims
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is any physical or emotional injury that a person sustains as the result of another's conduct.
How do personal injuries occur?
A personal injury may occur when a person acts carelessly or recklessly and therefore endangers another person or does nothing to prevent injury. Auto accidents, for example, are the most common grounds for personal injury claims. A San Francisco personal injury claim may be filed on the grounds of negligence, intentional wrongdoing or strict liability.
Who should be held liable for my injuries?
The person or entity that may be held accountable for your injuries will vary depending on the specific situation. For example, this may be a drunk driver who caused a motor vehicle accident or a doctor that committed medical malpractice and caused you injury. By evaluating your particular case, your San Francisco personal injury lawyer can determine who should be held responsible.
Will my case go to court?
Although whether your case goes to court will vary depending on the unique situation, the majority of personal injury claims are resolved outside of the courtroom when both parties come to an agreement, or settlement. In the minority of cases, however, a case may need to be brought to civil court if a negotiated settlement cannot be reached.
What types of damages may be awarded in a San Francisco injury claim?
There are different types of damages that may be awarded in a San Francisco injury claim. Medical care, lost earnings and emotional trauma are the primary types of damages, and the financial compensation a victim receives may cover both current and future damages.
How much will it cost to work with Pacific Attorney Group?
When you work with a San Francisco accident attorney at Pacific Attorney Group, you will find that your initial consultation is free. You also pay no legal fees unless we win your case, and in those situations it will be a predetermined percentage of your settlement or award.
To get more information about your case, contact a
San Francisco personal injury lawyer
at our law offices.