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Written by: Steven R. Clawson
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If someone else’s carelessness or other wrongful behavior injured you, you don’t have to suffer in silence. You can fight back, and we can help you do it. California enjoys a very advanced personal injury compensation system.

You are at a grave disadvantage, however, without the assistance of a California personal injury attorney who is familiar with how the California personal injury system works.

1. We Can Calculate the True Value of Your Claim

The first and most important aspect of your case is knowing the true value of your claim. Defendants and their insurance companies just love injured victims who don’t understand how much their claim is worth. Here is some information about personal injury claims that you might not know:

  • Damages for pain and suffering often amount to more than the total damages available for medical expenses.
  • If your injuries resulted in long-term disability, you will probably need a skilled personal injury lawyer to calculate your estimated future medical expenses.
  • “Deep pocket” defendants are often available. Even if the defendant cannot pay and was uninsured, for example, you might be able to sue their employer (if they were on-duty at the time of the accident).
  • In some cases, you can win a claim against the manufacturer of a defective product without even proving they were at fault. 

Don’t be fooled by an early “lowball” offer from a defendant or an insurance company. Speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney first.

2. We Can Do the Negotiating for You

Negotiation, rather than courtroom action, resolves most personal injury disputes. Negotiation is tricky, however—especially when you are dealing with an insurance company. That’s OK, because we know every trick in the book, and we are not going to fall for a single one of them. We have successfully negotiated many personal injury claims before, and nobody takes advantage of one of our clients. We simply won’t stand for it.

3. We Can Draft Legal Documents for You

California courts demand that you draft legal documents, such as complaints and pleadings, in a particular format. Even a small error can lead to problems. Even more important is the content of these documents. It is no exaggeration to say that every sentence has consequences. These consequences might be impossible to predict if you lack a sufficient background in personal injury law.

4. We Understand the Discovery Process

The discovery process is the court-supervised process for gathering evidence before trial. Once you file a lawsuit (but not a moment before), you can demand that the other side produce any evidence that is in their possession. That includes, for example, documentary evidence as well as witnesses that you can question under oath. You can settle your claim even after the discovery process begins, in response to new evidence.

If the other side refuses to provide this evidence or if they give you too much of a runaround, you can seek a court order demanding that they produce the evidence you asked for. Failure to abide by a court order is contempt of court, an offense that can lead to a criminal prosecution. We know how to demand the right evidence, how to pressure the other side into providing it, and how to question witnesses.  

5. We Know How to Win in Court

You would probably be surprised by how many California personal injury lawyers have never stepped into a court of law. Of course, most personal injury victims would prefer to resolve their claim outside of court, and the same is true of personal injury lawyers. 

The problem arises when the lawyer lacks a solid track record of winning in court.  This leaves a defendant with very little motivation to settle your claim for a reasonable amount. The experienced trial lawyers at Wells Call Injury Lawyers, by contrast, enjoy a successful trial record that inspires respect at the negotiating table. And that respect translates into higher settlement offers.

How Can I Find a California Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?

You just did. If you have suffered an injury that you believe may have been the fault of someone else, a top-tier California personal injury attorney can drastically improve your chances of winning fair compensation, either in court or at the settlement table. At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, personal injury law is what we do, and it is all we do. 

Telephone us anytime 24/7 at 707-267-7380 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. We maintain offices in Napa. Fairfield, Vallejo, Vacaville, Woodland and Richmond.

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