Personal Injury FAQs

Answers From Experienced Injury Attorneys


Personal Injury FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury in California

Answers from experienced injury attorneys serving Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties

The legal team at Gilleon Law Firm, APC has more than 50 years of combined experience handling personal injury matters in the San Diego area. As experienced negotiators and aggressive litigators, we have the proven skills to pursue compensation for the injury you’ve suffered.

Personal injury is a broad field of practice, and no two accidents — or injuries — are the same. When injured in San Diego, you have broad questions about the law, and focused questions about your case. We can answer both. General questions you may have include the following:

Whether you need to speak to an automobile accident attorney or a lawyer focused on products liability, our firm has the skill, experience and resources to answer every question, and to provide personal attention and legal support for your personal injury case.

Highly qualified legal counsel on accident injury in San Diego

Located in downtown San Diego, and serving San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties, Gilleon Law Firm, APC has a reputation for superb client service and robust legal representation. When you call, we answer. After-hours consultation is available by appointment. Convenient to Highways I-5 and I-8, we are two blocks from the Santa Fe train station. Contact us online, or call 619.702.8623 when you have questions, or to set up a free consultation. After-hours appointments are available.

Should I accept the insurance money for an accident in San Diego?

Due to the likelihood your injury will be undervalued and under-compensated, it is important not to accept an insurance settlement, or to sign off on your claim, until a qualified personal injury attorney has reviewed the facts of your injury and a potential settlement. While a lawyer will generally be paid a percentage of any settlement or verdict, offers received after intervention by legal counsel are usually greater than settlements offered to claimants without legal counsel.

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Should I give the insurance company a recorded statement?

The terms of most insurance policies require notification of your insurance agent following an accident. Your own insurance agent should receive an honest accounting of the facts of your accident, as soon as possible after an accident. Beyond providing notice and talking to your agent, however do not provide a recorded statement to any insurance company without first consulting an attorney.

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How do I know what my personal injury case is worth in San Diego?

The value of an injury claim is highly dependent on the proven cause of injury and the physical, emotional and financial consequences to the individual or family that suffers loss. More serious injuries are cause for more serious damages. But damages in California are weighed against the fault of both parties. If injured, consult with an experienced injury attorney about the specific facts — and possible outcome — of your case.

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Do I really need an attorney to handle my injury?

Any serious or disabling injury is reason to consult with a reputable personal injury law firm. Injury attorneys understand the legal terrain and the theories of liability and proof, and they have the experience and knowledge to understand the best options for recovering the highest amount for your injury. Your choice of attorney, after an injury, affects the rest of your life, so it is imperative that you seek high-quality legal help.

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When is the best time to contact an attorney if I am injured in a car accident?

While there are time limits to file legal action after a personal injury in California, the best time to seek knowledgeable legal advice is immediately after the accident. Evidence disappears or can be destroyed, and memories can fade quickly, after a traumatic accident. Personal injury attorneys understand the rules of preservation of evidence and proof of negligence, and can obtain fair compensation for you. Contact reputable legal counsel as soon as possible.