Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney

Calsbad Injury LawyerHave you been injured in a car accident or suffered other injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence? People who have been injured in an accident often experience significant medical, financial and personal challenges. It can be difficult to know where to turn for help after an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, I encourage you to contact me, attorney Suzanne Skolnick in my office in Carlsbad. I help people who have been injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. I handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including:

I am committed to vigorously pursuing the full compensation you are entitled to receive for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. I believe that every person who has been injured by the negligence of others has a right to a compassionate, dedicated and vigorous advocate. If retained as your counsel, I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and obtain for you the compensation you deserve.  I offer a free consultation to discuss your case. 

North San Diego Car Accident Attorney

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than two million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2009. During that same period, more than 30,000 people died as a result of fatal motor vehicle accidents. If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, I encourage you to contact me, attorney Suzanne Skolnick. I represent clients throughout North County San Diego. I handle a wide range of motor vehicle accident claims, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents

Most auto accidents are caused by distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving or some other form of driver negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, you have a right to be fairly compensated for your injuries.

Experience Matters

Calsbad Injury LawyerI have extensive experience in auto accident claims. To protect your rights, you will need an attorney who will stand up to the insurance companies and work diligently to pursue the full compensation you are entitled to receive. My objective in each case is to maximize my client’s recovery. I understand that medical bills, lost wages and other complications arising from an accident can significantly impact accident victims and their families. Whether your case involves whiplash, broken bones, back or neck injuries, or a catastrophic injury like spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury or disfigurement, you can rely upon me to provide the vigorous representation you require. 

Attorney Representing Pedestrians Injured in Carlsbad, California

The weather here in southern California is consistently beautiful, and this means that people tend to be out and about. It is common for people to walk, jog or run for exercise, and there are simply more people crossing the street, walking in and around stores and parking lots or near parks and beaches. This has unfortunately led to a high number of accidents between a pedestrian and a car, truck or other motor vehicle. Pedestrians do not have any form of protection and are extremely vulnerable to painful and serious injuries including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • Broken Hip or Fractured Pelvis
  • Neck and Spine Injury or Paralysis
  • Wrongful Death

If you or someone you love has been injured as a pedestrian by a bike, car, truck or other vehicle, I would like to help.  Contact Skolnick Law Group today for an initial free consultation. 

Dog bite Attacks / North County San Diego Dog Bite Lawyer

In California, the owner (or controller) of a dog can be held “strictly liable” for injuries caused by the animal. If a dog bites or attacks a person, in many cases the owner of the dog is liable for all medical costs, treatment, future surgeries, lost earnings and emotional injuries caused by the dog attack. The principal source for recovery is the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance.  If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog bite, contact the Skolnick Law Group today for a free initial consultation. 

Homeowner’s Insurance Benefits May Be Available to Cover Your Injuries

Unfortunately, many severe dog attacks and dog bites occur in the homes of our own family members, or friends – people with whom we are acquainted. As a result, many victims are reluctant to pursue compensation for their injuries for fear of damaging their relationship with family members or friends. However, it is important to remember that typically, homeowner’s insurance benefits can be used to recover compensation for your injuries. Your family member or friend has paid insurance premiums to their insurance company in order to be covered for the very type of incident that led to your injuries. For example, let’s assume your child is attacked by a dog while visiting a friend, and there are substantial bites and tearing injuries on their face and arms. The child’s recovery can involve several medical treatments, plastic surgery, and emotional counseling to deal with the trauma of the attack, and the child’s loss of trust and security. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of suing the family friend who owned the dog. It is important to consider this distinction: the dog owner has paid premiums to his or her insurance company in order to provide coverage to individuals injured at their home and/or coverage for dog bites that occur in public places. The injured victim can choose to pursue damages up to the available insurance policy limits without causing friends or family additional out-of-pocket expenses to cover the loss. In Southern California, many homeowners’ insurance policies have coverage limits sufficiently large enough to cover all of the dog bite victim’s damages. As a parent, it is important to remember that your child can’t protect his or her own rights while a minor. Instead, each child must rely upon his or her own parent or responsible guardian to protect their rights for them. In the end, the most important thing to focus upon is the well being of the child or person attacked, and ensuring that they have the greatest chance to fully recover from their injuries, and receive the care they require.

Why Should I Contact an Attorney if My Child or I am the Victim of a Dog Attack?

You can be sure that the adjuster from the dog owner’s insurance company will want to settle the matter as quickly as possible (and at the lowest possible cost for their employer). You must remember that the adjuster’s responsibility is to minimize the exposure of the insurance company, and to pay the absolute least amount of money possible for damages. The adjuster is a trained professional, and they are well aware of all of the legal, monetary and medical issues associated with your case. They are backed by a team of lawyers serving the insurance company. These representatives will often try to convince you that the injuries just weren’t that severe, and that you won’t need to hire a lawyer to get a fair settlement. They are hoping that you are not willing to take the time to understand all of the benefits to which you are entitled, and often will not consider the future costs associated with long term recovery.

Protect Your Rights

3525766387_cbebd02b0a_oDo not rely on an insurance company to protect your rights or provide the compensation you need. The insurance company wants to settle your case as quickly and inexpensively as possible. The insurance company will have experienced attorney worksing on its behalf to protect its rights, and you should too. With more than thirteen years of legal experience, Suzanne Skolnick of the Skolnick Law Group knows how to deal with the insurance companies. Call today for a free initial consultation.

Contact the Skolnick Law Group

If you need to speak with a Carlsbad personal injury lawyer, I am pleased to offer a free consultation. I serve clients in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos and throughout North County San Diego. For assistance, call 760-585-7092 or contact me by e-mail.