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Frequently Asked Questions - Personal Injury

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I want to file a personal injury claim. What should I do?

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury claim, the first thing you should do is to write down everything related to your accident and/or injury. If you were treated by a physician, you should compile your medical records. Once you have gathered this information, you should meet with an experienced Palm Springs personal injury lawyer, like the lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. The legal team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. will review your case and then advise you of your legal options. If they feel you should move forward with a personal injury claim, they will help you initiate the legal process.

I have been injured by another person. Can I file a lawsuit?

It depends. In order to file a personal injury lawsuit against another person, you will have to prove that the person acted negligently or recklessly. You will also have to prove that because the person was negligent, you sustained your injuries. This is never easy to accomplish on your own, which is why you will find it most advantageous to work with a personal injury law firm, such as Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

How long do I have to file my injury lawsuit?

Generally, and with some extremely important exceptions such as when dealing with a public/government entity, the Statute of Limitations in California requires you to file a lawsuit for your personal injury claim with the correct court within 2 years after the date of your accident (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1). If you do not file your case within that time frame, it will most likely be dismissed by the courts.

What is California's Comparative Fault?

In California the Comparative Fault Law allows for the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit to claim that you are partially responsible for the incident, which can in turn affect the amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive. This is known as comparative fault or comparative negligence in California.

Why do I need a personal injury lawyer instead of a general lawyer?

Personal injury is a very complex and comprehensive area of law. Most lawyers who have a general practice do not have substantial case experience or training in this unique niche of law, which means they may not be able to produce exceptional results. Instead of taking a chance, people should always work with lawyers who have years of experience in personal injury law when filing a claim. This will not only expedite the process, but ensure that people are provided with representation from lawyers who understand personal injury laws and are able to retain fair verdicts and settlements.

Can I get compensation for my injuries?

If your case is successful, you may be awarded a settlement or verdict which will allow you to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, injuries, property damage and pain and suffering. However, case results will vary person-to-person.

Why should I work with Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.?

When it comes to personal injury cases, Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. has the experience, skills and training it takes to win verdicts and negotiate settlements. In the past few years, Cohn & Swartzon has retained $45 million in verdicts and settlements for their California clients.

If you want to work with Palm Springs personal injury lawyers who are exceptional at what they do, who care about your future and who are committed to success, contact Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. today!

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible.

    “I am very happy to recommend Cohn & Swartzon. My two young daughters and I were hit by a teenage driver whose vehicle flipped over our SUV. Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything, from dealing with my own insurance to educating me on the importance of getting top notch medical care. We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much!”

    Lori G.

  • In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service.

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”

    V.O.

  • They were completely honest, and offered great advice.

    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the Firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”

    J.A.C.

  • They made me feel comfortable.

    “I was in a car accident that resulted in injuries, time off of work, and repeated visits to medical providers. I sought the assistance of Cohn & Swartzon to assist me in recovering my lost wages and help with paying my medical bills. The firm was so friendly and really educated me about how auto insurance and medical insurance works when you're involved in an accident. They made me feel comfortable with the process and more importantly I never had to deal with negotiating with the insurance companies for any of my medical bills. I was able to recover my lost wages, my medical expenses were paid in full, and I received a very good recovery for my pain and suffering. I have definitely recommended this law firm to family and friends many times and they all have been pleased with their service, knowledge and expertise.”

    Stacey M.

  • I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need.

    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

    Maria S.