Serving the Bay Area with Offices in Fremont and Santa Clara
Founding Attorney Swapna Anthoor, is committed to a solution-oriented approach to meeting all her clients’ needs who have suffered an injury as a result of another person’s carelessness or neglect. Attorney Anthoor is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before all courts in California. She is fluent in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate School of Law in 2008, Attorney Anthoor practiced law in her native country of India.
At Anthoor Law Group we are a dedicated team of attorneys who will fight to protect your rights!
Quality Prepresentation for Your Personal Injury Concerns
The fact that mishaps are fairly commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to take steps toward protecting your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of general questions about your potential “personal injury” case.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when a person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and another person or entity is legally responsible for that harm. The law defines ‘personal injury’ as a physical, mental or emotional injury or harm which is the result of negligence on the behalf of another individual, business or other entity.
A formal personal injury case typically starts when a private individual (the "plaintiff") files a civil "complaint" against another person, business, corporation, or government agency (the "defendant"), alleging that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm. This action is known as "filing a lawsuit." Many disputes are resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed.
Whenever possible, disputes over fault for an accident or injury are resolved through informal early settlement, usually among those personally involved in the dispute, their insurers, and attorneys representing both sides. A settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both sides forgo any further action (such as a lawsuit), choosing instead to resolve the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of money. The "middle ground" between a lawsuit and an informal settlement is alternative dispute resolution procedures like mediation and arbitration.
Auto Accident and Slip and Fall Cases
Two of the most common type of personal injury cases are auto accident and slip and fall cases. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may have an auto accident case claim and may be entitled to compensation. Alternatively, if you’ve been injured because of a slip and fall incident on the property of another person or business, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
How to Successfully Prepare a Personal Injury Claim
When suffering from a personal injury, you need to understand how to effectively proceed following the accident to receive the compensation you deserve. Providing evidence of who or what caused your injuries is crucial in winning a personal injury claim, and understanding how to preserve different types of accident evidence is key.
Learn and understand the concept of negligence and how it pertains to your personal injury case. Regardless of what kind of personal injury you’ve suffered, there must be proof or evidence to support the claim in order for a lawsuit to succeed. Regarding legal liability: If you know you’re in the right and have the evidence to support your claim, then there will be no doubt of negligence in the circumstances that resulted in your personal injury. On the other hand, if you’re unsure about the evidence of negligence, one of our personal injury lawyers can assess your case.
Understand the compensation you could receive from your personal injury case. Under the law in California, you are entitled to recover for your physical injuries related to the accident. You are also entitled to recover for your lost wages or lost profits related to the accident assuming they are applicable. If you have suffered a physical injury, you may also be able to recover for emotional distress or mental pain and suffering. Not all injuries are easily noticeable or contain a dollar value, and we can help you recover for these real injuries.
Personal Injury Settlement Negotiation
Understand the factors of settling your personal injury case and how to properly negotiate. Settling and negotiating your personal injury lawsuit can involve many steps, however, understanding how to effectively go through the process can help you win your case. Resolving a personal injury case out of court or in a trial contains different compensation and circumstances. We will evaluate the settlement value of your case and help you get top dollar for your case.
Personal Injury Attorney Compensation
Our firm works on a contingency basis on all of our personal injury cases, which means we charge no legal fees upfront. We are only entitled to payment if you receive a settlement in your personal injury case.
Free Personal Injury Case Review
Any potential personal injury case requires a detailed understanding of the facts, the processes, and the law. If an accident has impacted your life, or one of your loved ones, you will want to consult with one of our experienced attorneys to determine if you should pursue a lawsuit. Not sure if you have a case? We can advise you. At Anthoor Law Group, we believe that all our clients deserve individualized attention to achieve the strongest possible outcome for any of their legal matters. We always strive for effective and beneficial results. No matter how complex or challenging your legal issues are, we offer competent, swift resolutions. With our track record of success, you can be confident in our ability to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.