Personal Injury

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries.  It is important that you retain the services of an experienced lawyer who knows how to advance your claim inside and outside the courtroom.  With more than 37 years of legal experience, including 15 years as a California judge, José Velásquez Sr. knows how to make a convincing argument to help obtain maximum compensation for his clients.

What Type of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?

We can assist you with claims involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Defective products
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability claims
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Wrongful death

What Damages Can I Recover?

The compensation you are eligible to receive will depend on the damages that you sustained in the accident but may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Payment for anticipated medical expenses or long-term care
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In California, the general timeline to file a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident.  However, there are exceptions when this time limit may be shorter or longer, so do not delay in contacting an experienced California personal injury lawyer.  

What if I’m Partially at Fault for the Accident?

Thanks to California’s pure comparative negligence system, accident victims can still recover compensation even if they were partially at fault for the accident.  This is true even if they were more at fault than the negligent party was.  However, their potential compensation can be reduced by their degree of fault.

Call José Velásquez Sr. at 831-424-5680 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.