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Temecula Personal Injury Attorney
At the Liljegren Law Group, we provide compassionate, high quality representation for injury victims in Temecula and throughout Riverside county. Our practice is 100 percent focused on personal injury, it’s all we do. We’ve secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and we believe our success is a result of a our dedication to every client as well as our diligent, aggressive approach.
If you are looking for a Temecula personal injury attorney, we are committed to working tirelessly on your behalf. We will ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance companies and are provided with fair compensation for damages. No matter how you were injured, our firm is prepared to handle your case.
We handle all types of personal injury cases including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Wrongful Death
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
After a serious injury, there are many things that need to be taken care of. Medical costs, household bills, and the question of whether or not you will be able to regain your independence all become real, significant issues. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for all of your financial and personal suffering. Each personal injury claim is different; while some circumstances might be similar to other cases, personal injury attorney Scott Liljegren understands that your situation is unique to you.
So how do you know whether you have a case? First, the responsible party would have had to act in a careless manner, and that carelessness caused the injury. For example, when driving we owe a duty of care to other drivers to be responsible and operate our vehicle safely. If a drunk or speeding driver were to cause your accident, then they have breached that duty.
Second, you must have demonstrable damages. Property damage alone, unless it was significant, might not be enough to have a case. If you were injured, then your injuries and property damage would be the other driver’s responsibility.
What Are the Stages Of a Temecula Personal Injury Case?
First, you’ll schedule a free consultation with us. We’ll go over every detail of your case and determine a prudent course of action. We will pore over the evidence, examine medical records and speak with an expert witness if necessary. We will explain and guide you through every step of the claim process. At Liljegren Law Group, you will never be kept in the dark or left to wonder about the status of your case.
After you have hired an attorney, a discovery period begins. During discovery, each side has a chance to review documents and ask any pertinent questions. This is why it’s so important to keep accurate and detailed information about your accident and any resulting expenses. Document the accident scene as much as possible, keep track of all paperwork and file a comprehensive police report (if necessary) so that there will be no doubt.
Resolution Before Trial
This stage typically involves a settlement. Depending upon the strength of the case, the fairness of the settlement offer, and what you feel is fair compensation for the trauma your accident put you through. We settle most of our personal injury claims out of court, but should yours go to trial, we will be prepared to fight on your behalf for fair compensation.
A motion to dismiss can happen during the early stages of litigation, sometimes before the discovery process. The motion for dismissal usually arises out of technicalities, such as when the defense claims there is a lack of subject matter jurisdiction or an insufficiency of process.
There are six phases of a personal injury trial:
- Choosing a Jury
- Opening Statements
- Witness Testimony and Cross-Examination
- Closing Arguments
- Jury Instruction
- Jury Deliberation and Verdict
After you’ve won your case, how soon you receive payment depends on many factors, such as the financial stability of the defendant. If they refuse to pay, we can conduct a post judgement discovery to ascertain sources of income and assets of the defendant.
Appealing a Decision or Judgement
If your claim was denied, an appeal can be filed to challenge the ruling. An appeal means you and your attorney feel there was a misapplication of the law during trial. There will be no jury, no cross-examination, and it will be reviewed by several judges at once.
How Will An Attorney Help Me?
Some people think that they can handle their personal injury case on their own. They may worry about how expensive a lawyer is or whether the lawyer will win their case. However, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney for any personal injury claim. It’s not just about the wealth of knowledge that an experienced lawyer can provide; hiring an attorney also sends a strong signal to the opposition that you have a strong case and need to be taken seriously.
Most of the time, personal injury claims are settled out of court with the defendant’s insurance. However, insurance companies will try to settle for as little as possible, and the money they offer may not be enough to cover any non-economic damages suffered. An experienced attorney will force them to treat you fairly and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve, whether by settlement or court judgement. Our personal injury attorneys are prepared to go to trial in every case a settlement is not in our client’s best interests.
Why Choose our Temecula Valley Attorneys?
Our firm prioritizes the success of your case over everything else. We handle all cases on a contingent basis, meaning you won’t pay a dime unless we win. Your initial consultation will always be free. We take the time to listen to you and examine every aspect of your case. Attorney Liljegren worked as an insurance defense attorney before founding the firm, so you can be assured that you are getting knowledgeable advice from someone who understands how the other side thinks.
If you’ve been injured in Temecula, Murrieta or surrounding areas as a result of someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate. Call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Liljegren Law Group and let us help you today.