Irvine Personal Injury Attorney
Serving Clients throughout California and washington
At Alpine Law Group, we assist injured individuals and their families throughout California and Washington in bringing personal injury claims against negligent parties. We have extensive experience in this area of law and have recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of clients. At Alpine Law Group, our mission is simple: work tirelessly on behalf of injured victims and their families to get them the highest possible recovery. We can never undo the injuries and tragedies our clients have suffered, but we can use our education, experience, resources, and passion to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Our track record proves it: in many cases, we’ve been able to secure better, faster results for our clients, including numerous million-dollar settlements within 30 days. While we can’t guarantee a specific outcome for your case, we can assure you that we will do everything to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations in California
Every state has a time limit on when injury victims must file a personal injury claim before they lose their right to recover compensation, this is called the statute of limitations. In California the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years, this means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. If your claim is against a government entity or city you will need to file a claim within six months of the accident, instead of two years. An attorney from our firm will be able to explain to you how this law may affect your case, call today!
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Generally speaking, there are three types of damages available for injury victims to pursue in a personal injury case. These damages are economic, non-economic and punitive damages. The first two damages can be grouped together as “compensatory damages.” Compensatory damages are responsible for compensating the injured party for as many losses as possible. Among other things, these losses include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages due to the inability to work
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Punitive damages differ from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is not to compensate the injured party but act as a punishment against the negligent party.