FAQ

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At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, our Bay Area personal injury lawyers advocate for the rights of injured victims. We are completely dedicated to helping you. To express our full commitment to your cause and demonstrate our confidence in our ability to help you, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means our clients won't have to pay for our legal services until after we secure a satisfactory resolution on their behalf.


We’re here to listen to your side. Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law firm to schedule your free case evaluation with our bay area personal injury attorney.


 

  • Personal Injury

    • Can I still recover compensation for my injuries even if I was partially responsible for the accident?

      In some cases, yes. However, if you played a role in causing the accident that led to your injury, this may reduce the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive. Contact our injury lawyers to determine if you are still eligible to receive compensation!

    • Do I have to accept the settlement the insurance company offers me?

      No. In fact, before accepting any settlement that has been offered, you should always consult with a specialized injury attorney in order to determine if the settlement is fair. After accepting a settlement it is impossible to go back and ask for more money, even if you have legitimate reasons in asking for more.

    • How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

      According to the California Statute of Limitations (California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1.), an individual is allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit for up to 2 years after the date of their accident, with the exception of claims against government agencies, which have a 6 month deadline.

    • Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?

      Yes. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000.

    • What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?

      The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.

    • How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

      This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.

    • Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?
      There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.