SAN JOSE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Suffering a personal injury can be debilitating and frightening. It leaves victims with a host of costly medical bills, often the inability to continue working, and mental confusion. Our empathetic team of legal professionals here at Shea & Shea is ready to put our expertise into play and help victims in the San Jose and California area begin rebuilding their life following an accident.
If you have been injured in the San Jose area and are in need of legal advice, give Shea & Shea a call to speak with our team of legal professionals and to set up your first consultation.
What Qualifies as a Personal Injury
Personal injuries can take on any number of forms. Here is a list of common personal injuries that San Jose residents or visitors may suffer from. Any of these scenarios mean that you should pursue a personal injury claim.
Auto or Motorcycle Accidents
If you were injured in San Jose California due to the negligent driving of someone else, you have grounds to make a personal injury case. Whether it was a car, truck, or motorcycle accident that you were involved in, you deserve compensation for your personal injuries from the guilty driver. Pursuing personal injury claims against the wrongful driver is also helping prevent him or her from repeating negligent driving actions that could result in the injury or death of others in the future.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
The City of San Jose California is a gorgeous, walkable or bikeable area. This is something that residents and visitors take advantage of and rightly so. Being a cyclist or pedestrian sharing busy city roadways can lead to dangerous personal injuries though.
If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian or cyclist the driver is usually held responsible for the personal injuries of the pedestrian. If you have suffered a personal injury as a cyclist or pedestrian, contact Shea & Shea in San Jose to speak with a reliable personal injury lawyer.
If you were injured in a boating accident in the San Jose vicinity, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Maritime law can be an extremely tricky legal field to navigate so you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a lawyer ASAP.
Public Transportation Personal Injuries
Public transportation injuries due to ill-maintained systems and the like are unfortunately common. If you’ve been injured using public transportation (trains or busses) in the San Jose area, give Shea & Shea a call to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result in grave consequences for the victim which often extend and affect family members as well. The long term effects of TBIs depend on the severity of the TBI. Some traumatic brain injuries result in the victim being unable to return to the workplace or care for themselves properly while others have less severe consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligent actions, contact a San Jose personal injury lawyer to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are painful and often debilitating. Spinal cord injuries have the ability to permanently affect the strength and feeling that an individual has below the point of injury and can render them unable to return to work.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, the legal journey to recovery will be far from easy, but with the right legal help, justice is achievable.
Animal Attack Injuries
Whether you’ve been attacked by someone’s harmless dog or cat, an animal bite is worthy of pursuing personal injury claims against. Dog handlers need to be held accountable for their animal’s behavior and need to responsibly handle and leash their dog in public if it isn’t socialized properly.
Shea & Shea in San Jose deals with personal injury cases involving animal attacks and we want to use our expertise to help you recover and have your medical expenses covered by the irresponsible dog owner.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can result in TBIs, broken bones, back injuries and more. If you suffered a slip and fall injury as a result of an establishment’s negligence in following safety proceedings, you can pursue personal injury claims against them.
Contact Shea & Shea in San Jose to start building your personal injury case against the responsible establishment.
Burn injuries can occur as a result of chemical handling, house fires, or restaurant equipment malfunctions. Caring for burn injuries will involve expensive therapy, skin grafting, and leads to extreme pain and suffering for the victim.
What Does Personal Injury Compensation Include?
As a victim of personal injury, it’s useful to know what compensation you are pursuing against the at-fault driver or manager. Here are expenses that personal injury victims try to get compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Pain and suffering compensation
- Emotional distress compensation
- Reduced earning potential
- Loss of consortium or companionship (usually for married couples)
Personal Injury Lawyers in San Jose California
The days following a personal injury are often frightening and painful. Many victims are unsure what steps to take and so don’t pursue legal action immediately. Our team of San Jose-based personal injury experts encourages victims of personal injury to reach out to a law firm as soon as possible.
Our legal experts would be more than happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your case and help you find the best legal solution for your personal injury case.
What Kinds of Personal Injury Cases We Take
Here at Shea & Shea in San Jose, we take all of the above-mentioned personal injury cases. We have a long history working with personal injury victims and want to be the law firm to help you with your personal injury case.
If you have questions for our legal experts or want to schedule your first consultation to start taking your life back, give Shea & Shea a call today.