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FAQ's
FAQ’s

Each and every case is different.  Some cases can be handled without the assistance of lawyer and some cases need the expertise and knowledge of an attorney.  However, it is recommended that you speak to an attorney in each and every cases.  If you are wondering whether your specific situation requires a lawyer, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer and ask.  Many attorneys, including the Mortlock Law Group, offer free consultations.

Bryan E. Mortlock, lives and works in North County San Diego.  Mr. Mortlock is familiar with the attorneys and judges that practice in the San Diego Superior Court, North County Division.  Mr. Mortlock’s local knowledge of the policies, procedures, and trial tactics provides him an asset that many other out-of-county or downtown attorneys do not possess.

Mr. Mortlock handles each case personally.  He does not hand your case over to an associate or intern whom you’ve never met.  The Mortlock Law Group provides each with the “attention they deserve.”

The “attention you deserve” means:

  • Treating our clients with compassion and dedication
  • Responding to our clients calls or emails within 24 hours
  • Taking in pride in helping clients through difficult and trying times

No attorney can guarantee that you will win your case.  Any attorney that promises you he can win your case should be questioned.  What I can promise is that the Mortlock Law Group will work as hard as possible to provide you with the best possible result.  In some cases that means settling before trial and in other cases, that mean trying your case in front of a judge and jury.

Each case and each set of facts surrounding an accident or incident are unique and different; however, what must be proven to “have a case” is:

  • A duty owed to you
  • The duty was breached
  • Causation
  • Damages
If you have these for things then you should contact a San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer to evaluate how much your case is worth.

Each case has a different set of facts.  Without know the specific set of facts applicable to your case, it makes it difficult to determine the value of your claim.  The best way to get a general idea of the value of your auto accident claim is to contact our office or another San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer for a free consultation with an attorney.

The insurance company has adjusters, experts and attorneys all working to pay you as little as possible to settle your case.  However, insurance companies may be liable for:

  • Damage to your property
  • Your present medical bills
  • Your future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
In order to recover for these things, they must be reasonable, necessary, and related to the car accident.

If you or one of your passengers has been seriously injured, hiring an attorney is in your best interests.  If the other driver was at fault, his/her insurance company will utilize a team of adjusters, investigators and attorneys to try to pay you as little as possible. Hiring an experienced auto accident attorney can protect your rights and ensure you receive the attention and compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your car accident.

Most San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers take cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that the attorney does not collect fees unless they are successful in settling your personal injury case.

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in California is generally 2 years from the date of the loss; however, if the claim involves a governmental agency, the claim must be filed within 180 days.  Regardless, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible so that evidence can be gathered and/or retained for the prosecution of your claim.  Waiting to hire an attorney until the last minute can be a huge mistake.

Many people are afraid that if they file a lawsuit they will have to go to court and testify in front of a judge or jury.  The reality is that the majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. In fact, most cases settle before a lawsuit is ever filed.  Even if a lawsuit is filed, the case will likely be settled before ever having to testify in court; however, each case is unique and the likelihood of going to trial varies based upon each cases set of facts.