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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

  • 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.

  • My personal experience with Cohn & Swartzon has been superb.

    “My personal experience with Cohn & Swartzon has been superb. They have provided expert legal advice, representation and counsel on a wide range of subject matters. I have personally recommended Cohn & Swartzon to several friends and colleagues.”

    Damon S.

  • After Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.

    “When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case; but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; but after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

    Deborah V.

  • 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.

  • I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn and Swartzon recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had. The entire staff at Cohn and Swartzon were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”

    L.D.