Over 20 Years of Experience in Personal Injury Litigation
Contact our Rancho Cucamonga personal injury attorneys, who will fight for your rights, take on the most difficult insurance companies, and obtain the compensation you deserve and need to pay the bills and live your life.
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani: Ready to Protect Your Rights
When you or a loved one faces a personal injury, it may feel like nothing is in your favor. Insurance adjusters try to manipulate your story. The defendant and their legal team may put together a strong defense, even though their client is clearly to blame for the accident. Rancho Cucamonga has been rated as one of the best places to live, but it won’t seem so if you or a loved one is facing a difficult recovery and a mountain of medical bills while having no job or income to help you get by.
Fortunately, The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani employs a team of expert attorneys who know how to get clients compensated. Multi-million-dollar settlements have been negotiated over the years for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and fall injuries. Our expertise spans many different accident types. In fact, clients have been awarded as much as $6 million for auto accident settlements.
The outcome of a case often depends on the actions you take immediately after the accident. It’s therefore important to seek medical attention right away and keep any evidence you can find. Take photographs and notes if possible. Your personal injury attorney will use these, along with any witness contact information you retrieve, to build your case.
And, if the other party’s insurance company contacts you, you want a dedicated Rancho Cucamonga personal injury law firm on your side. Referring an insurer to a personal injury lawyer protects your rights and improves the odds of getting a settlement.
Your law firm should provide speedy service. Important evidence may not last long, and statutes of limitations may apply. For most personal injuries, a two-year limit on filing a lawsuit is imposed by California law. There are few exceptions. An experienced attorney knows the deadlines, the steps you need to take to file a lawsuit, and how to get started. Every step, including discovery, deposition, and witness scheduling, can take time and does not always play out according to schedule.
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is ready to assist you every step of the way.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
There are various types of personal injury cases, each with their own set of challenges. Jacob Emrani is experienced in the following:
Proving negligence is one of the top priorities in most personal injury cases, and no more so than in car accidents. Traffic accidents are all too common and cause physical, psychological, and financial damage to victims who have no fault. The effects range from cuts and bruises to broken bones, whiplash, and life-changing spinal and brain injuries. Every year, more and more accidents occur due to:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Improper turning
- Wrong-way driving
- Defective roadways
Southern California’s climate and magnificent views lure motorcyclists, who are always at risk of a crash. Motorcycle accidents often cause life-threatening injuries because riders lack the protection afforded by other motor vehicles. There are no frames, windshields, or airbags. Victims therefore often face severe traumatic brain injuries, crushed limbs, amputations, and road rash.
Even when a motorcyclist drives safely and obeys all the traffic laws, they are still at risk. Distracted, careless, or intoxicated drivers cause accidents you cannot avoid. A driver may not see a motorcyclist while turning. If you’ve faced a severe injury or a permanent disability, a motorcycle accident injury attorney can get you compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and to pay for daily expenses.
Compared to cars, tractor trailers and 18-wheelers are massive. Some semi-trucks weigh over 40 tons with a full cargo. Most passenger vehicles weigh around two tons. That can make an accident devastating. Weight, length, and even large blind spots (no zones) aren’t the only things to blame for truck accidents. Some of the most common reasons for accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol and drug use
- Poor training
- Lack of maintenance
- Overtaking (can cause a small car to veer off the road)
- Distracted driving
Burns are all-too common and range from red, painful first-degree burns to deeper second-degree burns. The outer layer turns moist and pinkish, and may turn red when pressed, or whitish if it is deeper, in which case it won’t turn red with pressure. A third-degree burn completely destroys the outer layer of skin, causing damage to underlying tissues and nerves, as well as fluid loss.
Burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including debridement and skin grafts. Deadly infections are possible. Victims often require lengthy physical recoveries and require physical therapy, while mobility problems and scarring can affect every aspect of their lives. In severe cases, they may face amputations.
Whiplash is a common injury that occurs in car accidents. It happens when the head suddenly jerks back and forth or side to side. Usually not a life-threatening injury, whiplash causes muscles and ligaments in the neck to hyperextend. An injury often leads to chronic pain but, in severe cases, it can be associated with facet joint injuries, herniated discs, spinal cord damage, and paralysis. Pinched nerve, or cervical radiculopathy, can lead to persistent pain, weakness, and numbness.
Losing a limb due to an accident can be fatal. An accident victim may require a surgical amputation, which is life-changing and can have mental and emotional impacts in addition to the physical effects. Amputating a leg, arm, foot, or hand causes life-long impairments. Most often, amputations are the result of motor vehicle accidents, but they also occur in accidents involving power tools, factory machinery, and farm equipment. Sometimes, limb reattachment is possible, particularly if a victim suffers a partial amputation, but is a complex surgery and recovery.
When an accident victim lives, they may be entitled to compensation. If they die as a result of their injuries, a parent, spouse, partner, or other beneficiary may be entitled to that compensation. Rancho Cucamonga personal injury lawyers can help surviving family members get compensated for the death of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence. Criminal charge may apply, but at the very least, you could be compensated for damages including lost income from that person, funeral/burial costs, and loss of companionship.
Types of Compensation for Your Injuries
An accident settlement can include three general types of damages. Compensatory damages include recovered costs of medical treatment, loss of income, and property loss. These costs are relatively easy to calculate, while general damages cover non-monetary factors such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium. Rancho Cucamonga personal injury lawyers will assess your case and condition to determine an amount to seek for such damages.
Punitive damages, on the other hand, are sought to punish the defendant rather than benefit the victim of an accident. Each state handles punitive damages in a different way; some even cap the amount that can be awarded. In successful cases, punitive damages can exceed the amount awarded by compensatory or general damages.
Contact Our Rancho Cucamonga Personal Injury Law Firm
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is skilled at helping clients file their personal injury claims and in fighting for much-needed financial compensation. Recognized by many of California’s largest associations, we specialize in car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases as well as in representing clients with burn, whiplash, amputation, and wrongful death claims.
Our team provides the best legal representation and charges no fees unless your case wins. Starting with a free consultation, we thoroughly assess your claim and establish a strong case against the defendant, not to mention help get your bills paid and find the right medical treatment.
To schedule a consultation and visit to your home or office in Rancho Cucamonga, call us at 888-952-2952 or submit your inquiry online.