If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, call The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani and we’ll start fighting for maximum compensation today!
Our personal injury attorney in San Jose can help get the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has experienced an injury, caused by an at-fault party, that’s impacting your life, work, and ability to perform daily tasks. Such an injury can reduce your level of independence. It can also prevent you from providing for your family and other dependents. Extended hospitalization, surgeries, and long-term rehabilitation and medical care can have serious impacts on your life and finances.
Many personal injuries cause quality of life issues that may or not be quantifiable in monetary terms. In addition to quantifiable damages, a San Jose personal injury lawyer can help seek restitution for mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. You can even be compensated for the death of a loved one during or immediately after the accident, or even 30 days or more later.
A serious injury, from a legal standpoint, causes hardships in your life that didn’t exist before. It prevents you from returning to work, performing the same duties, or completing routine tasks. The effects are often long-lasting, ranging from weeks to months, to the rest of the victim’s life.
If you’ve been injured in the San Jose area, The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani offers several benefits, such as:
- Each case is evaluated at no charge, so we can easily determine its potential.
- A contingency fee for all cases, so you pay us nothing unless your case wins.
- Our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule consultations.
- Access to top medical specialists, ensuring access to proper care and expert witnesses.
- Over 5 decades of legal expertise, with the ability to take on top agencies and insurance companies.
Personal Injuries in San Jose
San Jose, the third most populous city in California, is home to over 1 million residents. Its location in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, and on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, help draw people to this affluent area of the state. San Jose is also at the heart of the technology hub known as Silicone Valley.
Another facet of this bustling city is its accident rate. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 5,394 people killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2016. Of these, 360 involved pedestrians and 150 involved motorcycles. About 650 major auto accidents involved alcohol. There were 782 DUI arrests that year; in addition, 1,452 accidents were speed-related and there were 479 hit-and-run cases.
Car accidents have been on the rise throughout the Bay Area. From 2010 to 2016, the number of accidents rose 43%. The San Jose Police Department has reported an increase in pedestrian fatalities, many involving jaywalking, pedestrian inattention, and distractions such as cell phones and failing to obey traffic laws and roadway safety. Numerous deaths have occurred in unlit areas and on busy multi-lane roadways outside residential areas.
San Jose is highly dependent on automobiles. Most residents drive to work, but as walking and bicycling have become more popular, the number of personal injuries continues to rise despite the implementation of bike lanes in the city. Public transit includes rail service, light rail streetcars, and trains operated by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). San Jose’s freeway system includes three interstate freeways as well as U.S. 101 and several state highways. A congested and populated area, San Jose is prone to accidents causing potentially life-changing injuries.
How Personal Injury Settlements Work
To obtain a settlement, you need a San Jose personal injury attorney by your side. Contact The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani as soon as possible after you’ve been injured in an accident. Any delay can put your case at risk. It can take time to build a case and establish a lawsuit; every day you wait risks missing the two-year deadline set by California’s statute of limitations. You have 24-months from the date of your accident to file suit; after that, a judge can throw out your case, even if another person or entity was negligent or otherwise at-fault for the accident.
But Jacob can act quickly to determine if the person or entity you claim caused your injury is at-fault, and their actions or negligence directly contributed to your hardship. Dealing with insurance companies is another talent of ours. Insurance adjusters go to all lengths to reduce or deny claims. Taking on an insurance company yourself is generally futile. Whatever you say may be manipulated in the company’s favor, but our San Jose personal injury law firm is experienced in handling these tactics and negotiating a fair settlement.
Types of Cases We Handle
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani has experience with a wide range of personal injury cases, including the most common ones such as: