Visalia Personal Injury Attorneys
At Nelson Rozier & Christenson, our personal injury attorneys have served over four decades in Visalia and surrounding cities in California’s central valley.
We specialize in personal injury law. Years of experience defending insurance companies in California have made us negotiating experts to better serve victims. Having practiced on both sides of personal injury litigation, our lawyers fully understand the circumstances unique to your case. We will guide you with compassion and expertise.
You can trust us to seek the maximum settlement. From car accidents to medical malpractice, Nelson Rozier & Christenson attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in losses to our personal injury clients throughout California. We will fight for what is owed to you and your family.
Give your personal injury case the personalized attention it deserves from some of the most respected personal injury lawyers in California. Consult a Visalia accident attorney today.
Should I contact a personal injury lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer should be used when you have suffered serious injury, illness, or permanent disability because of someone else’s negligence. They can also represent the surviving spouse, children, parents, minor dependents, and any members of household who were supported by a victim of wrongful death. A personal injury attorney will help to secure fair financial compensation in order to provide stability during this emotional period of your life — and beyond.
When should I hire a personal injury lawyer?
You should ideally hire a personal injury lawyer before speaking to any insurance companies. Because insurance companies want to limit payouts as much as possible, they may coerce you into admission of guilt or minimize your injury to avoid paying you large sums. Legal counsel will protect you to help ensure you’re payed the full amount that will ease the burden of your loss.
You also want to begin evaluating your claim right away for the best evidence. Don’t rely on police reports to provide accurate or sufficient data. Police reports are often inadmissible in personal injury cases.
What makes a good personal injury case?
A personal injury case relies on proof of pain and financial losses that have been incurred. Demonstrate the impact on your quality of life, i.e. if your resulting injury, illness, or disability will require long-term care.
- Physically, account for the type of injuries, their severity, and the expected length of recovery time. The location of the injuries can add validity to your claim.
- Financially, losses may include the amount of medical bills resulting from your accident, or any reduced income because you were unable to work as often or at all. Include medical and employment records.
What questions should you ask a personal injury lawyer?
When you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, ensure that your personal injury lawyer is equipped to establish liability with the following questions:
- Do you have litigation and courtroom experience with a similar case?
- Do you specialize in personal injury law?
- What is your track record of success?
- What is your assessment of my case regarding compensation?
- What are your expectations for the timeline of my case?
- What are your contingency fees and legal costs?
What do personal injury lawyers do?
A personal injury lawyer secures compensation to cover medical expenses and lost income when someone else is legally responsible for your suffering. Your lawyer will handle the full investigation, gathering data such as logs, videotapes, and policy manuals to prove the cause and extent of damages. They will identify and contact all witnesses and guilty parties. A personal injury lawyer also helps you to avoid jeopardizing your claim, from your social media posts to your adherence to medical treatment plans.
What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?
Personal injury lawyers defend victims who have suffered physical harm or a loved one’s death due to the negligence of a person and/or company. This includes auto accidents, brain injuries, burn injuries, and more. It may also extend to negligence at the hands of child daycares, elderly care, and hospitals.
At Nelson Rozier & Christenson, our litigators have decades of experience in all areas of personal injury law throughout Visalia. Review our areas of practice and achievements:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Underinsured and uninsured motorist claims
- Rear-end collisions
- Dangerous stop signs/accident locations
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries / amputations
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Animal-related injuries
- Elder abuse/nursing home claims
- Wrongful death