Being involved in a personal injury accident case can be a traumatic and life-changing event. If you were the victim in the accident, you are likely wrestling with a number of issues all at the same time. Finding a competent and understanding medical provider should be at the top of the list. Notifying your job and getting your vehicle running again if your accident was a car accident are certainly important as well. Retaining the services of a San Jose accident attorney may be something you were thinking about looking into down the road, but the team at Ledger & Associates urges you to move that to the top of the list. The San Jose accident firm of Ledger & Associates has been helping accident victims for over a decade. As a result, they can help you not only with the legal aspects and concerns of your case but may also be able to assist you with some of the common practical ramifications of an accident.The team at Ledger & Associates is headed up by nationally recognized attorney Emery Ledger. Attorney Ledger began his practice over a decade ago and made the decision at that time to focus on victims of personal injury accidents. Since its inception, Ledger & Associates has been fighting for victims and assuring that they receive the compensation to which they are entitled as the result of the accident. By choosing to focus on one area of the law, attorney Ledger has gained invaluable experience and expertise both in negotiating settlements on behalf of victims and in the courtroom presenting cases to a jury. Assisting attorney Ledger is a carefully chosen team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Each member has been selected based on her education, experience and dedication to helping accident victims gain the compensation they deserve.
As a client of Ledger & Associates-San Jose, you will find that the team is there to assist you in any way possible. The team does not stop at legal matters. If you are having trouble finding a medical provider that will work with you regarding payment, talk to the staff at Ledger & Associates. If you need money to repair the damages to your car, the team at Ledger & Associates can usually get you compensation for the property damages before the actual case has been settled. Confused about the case? Talk to your attorney or the support staff at Ledger & Associates. Keeping clients informed is a priority at Ledger & Associates. If at any time you are not sure about a decision or strategy, just ask. The legal system can be confusing but you-as the client-deserve to understand every move that is made on your behalf.
When the time comes to settle your case or make the decision to take the case to trial, rest assured that you have the support of the entire team at Ledger & Associates-San Jose behind you regardless of which direction your case takes. Attorney Ledger and the team are able to settle most cases out of court saving the client time and money. If, however, your case is one of the rare cases that can only be handled by presenting it to a jury then remember that you have an excellent trial attorney at your side!
If you would like a chance to meet the team at Ledger & Associates-San Jose please feel free to schedule your free and detailed evaluation of your case by calling 408-850-9694 or 1-800-300-0001. The San Jose office of Ledger & Associates is located at 2033 Gateway Place, San Jose, California 95110
2033 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Will My San Jose Personal Injury Accident Case Go to Trial?
A victim of a San Jose personal injury accident case generally has a number of questions and concerns regarding how the case will be handled. One of the biggest concerns many victims have is whether or not the case will go to trial. Understandably, most people have never been involved in a court trial and the prospect can be very intimidating. There is no magic formula than be used to determine at the beginning of a case whether or not the case will eventually require a court trial. Each case presents a different and unique set of circumstances which will all contribute the decision whether or not the case is settled out of court or requires a trial. The San Jose personal injury accident firm of Ledger & Associates can tell you, however, that the vast majority of cases handled by the firm are favorably settled out of court. Approximately 95% of the personal injury accident cases handled by Ledger & Associates – San Jose do not require a court trial.
While personal injury accident cases can come in many forms from a vehicle accident to a dog bite, they all share certain things in common. Among those are the issue of negligence and damages. One of the reasons that a case may eventually end up in a court trial is if the defendant is not willing to accept that he was negligent. Negligence, in legal terms, means responsible or at fault. In order to reach a favorable out of court settlement the defendant must accept that he was at fault. Once negligence has been established then your attorney can move on to compensation. In some cases negligence is easily established. In other cases the team at Ledger & Associates has to use the experience and resources available to them to prove that the defendant was negligent outside the courtroom. In a very small number of cases the team at Ledger & Associates has to take the case to trial and convince a jury that the defendant was negligent. If a court trial becomes an eventuality in your case, know that you will have a nationally recognized personal injury accident attorney by your side the entire time.
Another reason that a San Jose personal injury accident case may require a trial is if the parties cannot reach an agreeable compensation amount during the out of court negotiations. Damages is the legal term used to refer to injuries in the state of California. California recognizes two types of damages – economic and non-economic. Economic damages are generally out of pocket expenses such as lost wages, medical bills and damages to your vehicle. Non-economic damages are what most people refer to as “pain and suffering”. Again, in most cases the team at Ledger & Associates-San Jose is able to negotiate a favorable settlement that will compensate you for your injuries without the need to present your case to a jury. If, however, an out of court settlement cannot be reached then the team will fight for your right to receive the compensation you deserve inside the courtroom.
If you have been the victim of a San Jose personal injury accident and would like to meet the team at Ledger & Associates-San Jose please feel free to schedule your free and detailed evaluation of your case by calling 408-850-9694 or 1-800-300-0001. The San Jose office of Ledger & Associates is located at 2033 Gateway Place, San Jose, California 95110