San Benito County Personal Injury Attorney
San Benito County is home to rolling hills and idyllic farmland. But, that peace and quiet can be shattered by an accident. Maybe someone took the jousting too seriously at the Renaissance Faire. Or, maybe some had too much to drink at Calera, or Leal, or Eden Rift. Or, maybe someone punched you at Swank Farms. Or, maybe you got hit going over Pacheco Pass, on Highway 152, or near Casa de Fruta. Or, maybe someone punched you outside of Johnny’s. Or, maybe you got into an accident on your way to Los Jardines, on Highway 156. However it happened, if you got hurt in Hollister, San Juan Bautista, or anywhere else in San Benito County, you need an experienced personal injury attorney you can depend on.
What if I have been in an accident in San Benito County?
If you’ve been injured in a car, bike, motorcycle accident in San Benito County, you are probably wondering what do I do next. First, do everything you can to get better. Second, it is vital to do everything you can to get your life back in order. That will not be easy: certainly no fun. However, getting better physically and mentally is necessary for your life, and, your personal injury case. You didn’t volunteer to get into an accident. But, it’s important to do everything in your power, to help yourself get better.
California law says you have a duty to “mitigate damages”. This means you have to do everything you can, to get as close as you can, to how you were before the accident. Sitting around, moping and feeling sorry for yourself, not doing anything to improve your condition, will make things worse for yourself, and your case. The defendant’s attorney will argue that you are a “malingerer;” that you are trying to “hit the litigation lotto.” Moreover, litigation is tough, and the stronger you are, the better your chances of recovering. Upshot? You want to make sure you get better.
In addition, you must make sure you are getting the help you really need. Make sure you are seeing the right doctors, getting the right treatments, and seek out experienced people to advise you what to do next. You want a team of people looking out for you. That’s where a San Benito County accident lawyer can help you.
How can a San Benito County personal injury lawyer help me?
A good and caring personal injury lawyer can help you get the correct treatments, from the right doctors to help you overcome your injuries and heal both mentally and physically. A sincere and worthy personal injury lawyer can also help guide you through the legal process to ensure your rights are protected. Unfortunately, too many personal injury lawyers take on too many cases. They sign up everyone who walks through the door, send demand letters, and then try to settle the the ‘easy’ cases without much effort, for just enough money to make it worth their while, without much concern for their clients.
At McCarthy Law, we do things differently. We are very selective with choosing our cases. We carefully review your free, confidential, case evaluation form. If we determine we are able to help you, we will set up a free consultation. At the free consultation, we’ll ask you some questions about the facts, we’ll share with you pertinent law that applies, and tell you how we’d try to help you.
We are trial lawyers. We believe that the Seventh Amendment isn’t some crazy ‘after thought’. We believe that you have the right to trial by jury – just as it was designed to serve ‘regular people’. Corporate interests are trial by juries, so they have done everything they can to undermine it. We want to take your accident injury case to trial.
If you are looking for a fast buck via a quick settlement, we’re probably not the right fit for you. If you want a fighter for a lawyer, maybe we are a good fit. If so, we will ask you to get some records for us to look over. We’ll want to see your medical records, and the police report. After we take a look at those, if we still think we are in a position to help you, we will want to go over those records with you, and show you what we see, and why we think these records can help your case. We will also want to get to know you a little better. When possible, we will hope to review your records in your home. That way when we talk to a jury about how you walk down a hallway full of pictures of you before the injury, we’ll know where to pause to look at the one picture that hurts you the most.
How much do San Benito County personal injury lawyers cost?
Rather than charge exorbitant, hourly rates, most attorneys representing injured people take cases on a contingency fee basis. A contingency case means the attorney receives a percentage of whatever they collect for their clients. That’s what we do. We take cases on, without difficult to fund retainers. We get paid a percentage of whatever we recover for you depending on when the case is resolved. If we can resolve your case without filing a lawsuit, we get 25%. If we must file a lawsuit on your behalf to attempt to get what you and your case deserves, we get 33%. If we have to oppose a motion for summary judgment or go to trial, we get 40%. Fortunately for most injured persons we believe in, we front all your costs. That is why we have a “No Recovery? No Fee.” guarantee.
Will a San Benito County personal injury lawyer help me?
Hopefully. We take serious injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the state of California. We take cases on a contingency fee basis. We front the costs. We offer a free, confidential, case evaluation form. The form goes straight to award-winning personal injury attorney, John McCarthy’s inbox. John reviews and responds to every inquiry, typically in less than 24 hours. If we think we’re in a position to help, we’ll offer you a free consultation. If we don’t think we’re in a position to help, we’ll provide you with resources to help you understand the law, find an attorney, and even represent yourself if you can’t find an attorney. Personal injury cases have strict statutes of limitations, some are even as soon as six months after the accident. So, why wait? Fill out your free, confidential, case evaluation form today.
OUR FAST, FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, CASE-EVALUATION FORM IS DESIGNED SO YOU CAN TELL YOUR STORY, DIRECTLY TO JOHNSTART AN EVALUATION
Your responses will go straight to John’s inbox. John will review and respond by the end of the business day. If John thinks he can help, he’ll email you a link to schedule a free consultation with him. If John doesn’t think he can help, he’ll email you resources to help you understand the law, find a qualified lawyer to help you, and take steps to protect your rights. No waiting around.