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What Steps Can I Take to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Personal injury lawsuits are commonly filed with the help of attorneys or other legal services. While becoming involved in a legal matter can be stressful, personal injury lawsuits are important to recover damages for an injury suffered because of someone else’s negligence.

Soon after any accident or injury due to the fault of another, it is important to contact attorneys you can trust to fight for your legal rights. Before that, however, it is also important to collect all of the facts of the incident or event that led to the injury. The best way to remember details after suffering an injury is to write down notes that list the details of what occurred, when it occurred, and how it occurred.

It is important to gather as much contact information from witnesses who saw you get hurt or anyone involved in the incident that led to your injury. Taking photos or videos of the scene or event is also important and can help your case.

In addition, be sure to promptly treat with your health care providers for your injuries.  Any significant delay in treatment can not only hinder your health recovery, but your legal recovery as well.  Follow your doctors’ advice and do all you can to get better.

It’s important to contact an experienced attorney immediately.  An attorney can evaluate your case, protect your rights, help gather facts and evidence, take away the stress of dealing with insurance companies, present the claim in an organized and persuasive manner to maximize your recovery and file a lawsuit, if necessary, and litigate the case all the way through trial if that’s what justice requires.

If you believe you have a personal injury claim, contact Kershaw, Cook & Talley.  Our experienced attorneys can help protect and fight for your legal rights while you focus on your health and recovery. Call our law office at 916-779-7000 for a free case evaluation and to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

What is a Cross-Complaint in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

 

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Lawsuits can be confusing when there are multiple people involved. In personal injury cases, the parties that sue another person for their injuries are named plaintiffs, and the people they are suing are the defendants. It gets a little trickier when a cross-complaint occurs.

For example, if a truck driver caused an accident that led to two other cars crashing, all the injured parties would typically sue the negligent truck driver. Each injured person would be a plaintiff in the lawsuit. In a cross-complaint, one of the injured plaintiffs in the car crash could decide to sue another injured party.. This would happen if Driver #1 thinks Driver #2 is somehow responsible for her injuries as well.

A plaintiff may only file a cross-complaint if the complaint relates to the main lawsuit. In the above example , Driver #1 would not be able to sue Driver #2 for anything unrelated to the car accident. Unrelated cross-complaints are not allowed because it would potentially draw attention away from the plaintiff’s main claim.

The goal of cross-complaints is to condense all the related claims parties have against each other into one case. This would make things easier for judges, lawyers, and the parties involved because everything can be dealt with at once.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley offers legal services for personal injury cases. If you would like a free case consultation, give us a call at (916) 779-7000.

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The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

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Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

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“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

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