Personal Injury Attorney
At Sweet James, we realize the full impact a personal injury or wrongful death accident can have on you, your loved ones, and your community. You don’t have to be in this alone. Pursuing compensation doesn’t have to be complicated.
WHEN DOES AN INJURY QUALIFY AS A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
In broad strokes, personal injury is when you get hurt because of someone else’s actions or their negligence. Many of the standards involved are just common sense. You probably have a case if someone rear-ended you at a stoplight. But you probably don’t if you rear-end another person.
There’s a broad spectrum of injuries caused by someone else’s carelessness. Taking the time to explore our different practice areas can help you find specific types of damages.
Your physical injury by itself can’t describe what you experience. Emotional suffering, inability to work, damaged property, and lowered quality of life are all real consequences of personal injury accidents. Cases we pursue result from a variety of accident types.
Insurance companies’ tactics make it challenging to get the help and compensation you deserve.
Even when the accident is as clear-cut as a rear-end collision or a dog bite, success can be far from certain. We have a proven track record overcoming any obstacles the insurance company might throw at you.
When you call Sweet James, any questions you may have about your potential personal injury claim will be answered quickly.
DON’T PUT OFF SEEING A DOCTOR
Something that often seems to be the hardest part of an accident is admitting that you aren’t the expert in your injuries. The stress of a traumatic event makes it very difficult to diagnose any harm that may have come to you. Sometimes injuries take hours, even days to manifest. The best thing for your case and especially for your well-being, is to have a professional determine what kind of injury you have.
LIMITED TIME TO PURSUE OR SETTLE YOUR CLAIM
It’s important to remember that California laws impose a time limit on your case. Personal injury victims must use the appropriate time table to seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, vocational rehabilitation, physical pain, and emotional suffering, called the “statute of limitations.” This limit can be as brief as 180 days, or as long as two years.
The advice and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney can help.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE SWEET JAMES?
You’ve probably heard horror stories about hourly rates for lawyers. After an accident, the last thing you want to do is worry about attorney costs. There’s no guarantee of how many hours it could take to work a case properly. Hiring a personal injury lawyer should alleviate stress, not add to it.
At Sweet James, our view is that the best way to get you justice is to charge a contingency fee. This means you pay nothing out of pocket, and if things don’t work out, you don’t owe us a dime.
HOW CAN A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER EVEN THE ODDS?
Sweet James knows the games that insurance companies play and the tactics that are used against our clients. Before founding Sweet James, James defended insurance companies against injury claims. Knowing their playbook has made James an especially persuasive advocate in personal injury cases.
From start to finish, our strategy revolves around each case. Developing a relationship with our clients to understand your loss and protect your interests is the cornerstone of our mission.
We know how to do it, and we are very, very good at our jobs. While we focus on maximizing the amount of money you get from your claim, you can focus on getting better.
A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY CAN HELP
Insurance companies and other parties involved in the incident don’t always take responsibility for their actions. They’ll never give you the whole truth about the power you have. Don’t let an insurance adjuster take advantage of you. At Sweet James, our experienced personal injury lawyers put you and your needs first.
Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a free consultation tailored to your case’s specifics. No pressure. Just answers.