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Santa Cruz Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Clients With Accidents Involving Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Slip-and-Fall, and Elder Abuse

Wrist Injury Getting injured is expensive. A personal injury can cause you to miss work, have expensive medical bills, and sometimes even change the way you are able to live the rest of your life. When these injuries happen as a result of another party's negligence, it is important that you know what rights you have and what the other party owes you. Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. has the staff, experience, and relentless dedication required to successfully represent you for a personal injury lawsuit.

How Do I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by the actions or inaction of another, filing a lawsuit may be the only way to get the other party to accept responsibility and to get the justice you deserve.

The first step forward is to find a competent and aggressive attorney to represent you. At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., our attorneys handle our clients' matters from filing cases to when judgments are determined. California law dictates that you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. The time frame in which California law will allow you to file a suit against a government entity is six months. It is imperative that you act quickly while the facts surrounding your case are fresh in your mind and before the evidence is lost.

What Happens if I am Partly Responsible for my Injury?

Different states use their own models to determine who can collect in a civil lawsuit stemming from an injury. California is what is referred to as a "pure comparative negligence" state. This means that a plaintiff can collect any damages that a court did not find them liable for. An example would be getting injured in a car accident where a car backs out into the street from a driveway directly into your lane causing a collision. The defense argues that you were traveling a few miles above the posted speed limit. In a scenario like this you may be entitled to the damages caused by the negligent driver minus the courts judgement of liability against you which the court will convert to into a percentage.

Is my Case Going to be Settled or Taken to Trial?

At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., our only goal is to get you the best outcome in your case given the particular facts and evidence surrounding your case. The decision to pursue litigation or accept a settlement offer is entirely yours to make. Our lawyers will look at your case from every angle and apply over 20 years of experience to advise you on your options so that you can make an informed decision.

Does Our Firm Take Every Case?

An injury can arise from various different scenarios. People can be injured when they are in their own or another's home, a personal injury can arise in the workplace, even while at school. Despite accidents being an unfortunate reality that oftentimes obstruct our day to day responsibilities, not every injury is going to result in a personal injury claim. The professionals at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. are experienced personal injury lawyers that will use that experience to give you an honest assessment of your rights in your case. Contact us at (408) 289-1417, and speak with one of our lawyers about your claim. We serve clients in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and the south San Francisco bay area.

Client Reviews
I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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