PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
GET PROFESSIONAL HELP WITH YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Personal injury cases are legal disputes when one person suffers harm or injury from an accident caused by another person. These cases can either be taken care of in a formal lawsuit through civil court proceedings, or in an informal settlement involving the people personally involved, their insurers, and the attorneys representing them. The Law Offices of Jennifer R. Snyder can help take care of you during your personal injury case. Our law office is in Newark, CA and we have served clients from other Bay Area cities as well, including Fremont, Union, and Hayward.
COMMON CASES OF PERSONAL INJURY
Car Accident Cases
The most common personal injury case in the United States. The driver at fault is typically held responsible for any injuries caused in the accident.
A complex case that occurs when a doctor, nurse, caregiver or other health care professional injures a patient or fails to give competent care.
Slip and Fall Cases
Property owners have a legal responsibility to keep the premises safe and free of hazards, based upon the premises liability laws.
Dog Bite Cases
Depending on the case, if the dog owner is at fault, the owner is financially responsible for any injuries caused by their dog.
Defamation: Libel and Slander
This involves injury to a person's reputation due to untrue statements. You usually need to provide proof of the untrue statement and actual harm.
Assault and Battery
This case's injury is more intentional to harm the other person. Most likely, the guilty person will also face criminal charges.
INSURANCE CLAIM CHECKLIST
Obtain a copy of the Accident Report.
Report the Incident to your insurance company. Obtain a Claim Number.
Report the Incident to the other driver’s insurance company. Obtain a Claim Number.
Be wary of insurance company’s request to take a recorded statement. Refer them to the Accident Report, which is an accurate description of the details of the accident.
Collect receipts and other proofs of payment (repair, medical, etc.) incurred in dealing with the accident.
If you are unsure of what information to provide, consult an attorney.