Personal Injury & Accident Law
Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney
Millions Recovered for Our Clients
From automobile accidents to dog bites, personal injury cases can dramatically affect a person's life and the lives of their loved ones. If you have been a victim of a personal injury, you have the legal right to seek compensation.
By entrusting the Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates with your personal injury case, you can be confident that we will be committed to you and your loved ones' best interests throughout the entire legal process.
We will diligently seek the compensation you need in order to ensure that you are able to continue with medical treatment. We will be available to you at every hour of the day to answer any questions you might have.
Our Compassionate Pasadena Injury Attorneys Are on Your Side
Personal injury cases are some of the most devastating that can occur. A personal injury accident can be classified as:
- Automobile, pedestrian, bicycle, plane, train, or bus accidents
- Uninsured car accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Dog bites
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
- Product defects
- Construction site accidents
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After an accident it can be easy to think that an insurance company will come through for you, unfortunately this is rarely the case. Insurance companies are usually on their own side instead of yours. Meaning that they typically care more about their bottom line than ensuring you are properly compensated for your injuries. A skilled Pasadena personal injury attorney from The Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates can help you recover the compensation you deserve and need to cover your medical expenses and move on with your life.
Additionally, a lawyer can:
- Navigate you through the legal process, ensuring all the correct procedures are followed along the way
- Thoroughly investigate your case so no important information, or evidence is left behind
- Determine who the correct liable parties are
- Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
Unlike insurance companies, The Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates will act as a true advocate on your side. We are committed to working for your best interest every step of the way, and we always fight for maximum compensation. Our firm knows that after suffering a serious injury, recovering proper compensation is a big and crucial step in getting your life back on track. Not only is our experienced team committed to you, but we have also handled over 1,000 cases and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
According to California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. The statute of limitations is a law imposed on a state level that sets a time limit on how long an injury victim has to file a personal injury claim.
There are some exceptions that can change this two-year time limit, but in general once the statute of limitations is up you will no longer be able to file a claim or recover compensation. Therefore, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney about your case as soon as you can. Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting us today!
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Claim?
In personal injury cases, there are two types of compensatory damages that may be won -- special damages and general damages. Special damages or “economic damages” are what compensate the injured person for any out-of-pocket expenses that are related to their injuries.
Examples of special damages or economic damages are below:
- Wage loss (past and future)
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Costs to repair damaged property
General or “non-economic damages” are difficult to measure because they are not associated with tangible losses.
Examples of general or non-economic damages include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of enjoyment of life
While compensatory damages are for reimbursing victims for their losses, punitive damages are meant to punish defendants. If the party you are fighting against were grossly negligent and disregarded your safety or the life of your loved one and of others, then it is possible to claim punitive damages as well.
To see if you have a personal injury case and what damages you may seek, reach out to a seasoned personal injury attorney in Pasadena at Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Backed by years of experience in injury law and working with integrity and dignity, our lawyers are happy to answer your questions so you are confident in what steps to take next.
If you were injured in an accident, we can focus on what you deserve while you can focus on healing. Contact Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates when you are ready.
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Competent Legal Representation When You Need it Most
During one of the most stressful, painful, and scary times of your life, you and your loved ones need the help of our compassionate lawyers. A Pasadena personal injury lawyer can aggressively represent you in order to recover the financial compensation that you deserve after your tragic accident. Our firm wants you to know that we will always be on your side. We are available and ready to help you.
Call us at (888) 356-4937 for a free consultation.
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Our team strives to provide focused and driven action in order to give your case the focus that it deserves. We are proud to offer each potential client a free consultation. Contact the Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates today to find out how we can help you achieve the resolution you need.