Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my case cost me?
Expenses vary from case to case. When your case is successful, very often some of the money recovered in your winnings can be put towards paying attorney fees. The cost of a consultation is free, so you should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer from our firm today.

How do I choose the right attorney?
When selecting a legal professional to represent your case it is important to find someone with high credentials and worthy memberships. These are indicators of an attorney's dedication and skills. At Habbas & Associates, we hold membership on the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.

How long do I have to file a claim or lawsuit?
Personal injury lawsuits are subject to California's statute of limitations; a set of laws that limits the amount of time you have to file for personal injury compensation. You must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident or the date you discovered the injury. If you are filing suit against a government entity for personal injury, you only have six months.

How do I know if I have a claim?
If you were injured in a preventable accident then you likely have reasonable cause for a personal injury claim. By contacting our firm, we can help you make this determination.

When should I contact an attorney?
Speak with a lawyer immediately after you seek medical help for your injury. Get the medical attention that you need, then contact an attorney about your legal rights and options. Your health is the most important thing, but your future, finances, and rights are important too.

How much is my case worth?
The value of a personal injury claim or lawsuit depends on a multitude of factors: the extent of your injuries, your medical expenses, your emotional damages, and more. If you missed work because of an injury, you can seek additional compensation for lost wages. Schedule a consultation with our firm to learn more about your legal opportunities after an accident.

How long will my case last?
The duration of any case is subject the particular circumstances of that case. We will be better able to answer this question after reviewing your case and determining how to best move forward. You can call our firm today for a free consultation.

What makes Habbas & Associates different from other firms?
We are a firm dedicated to serving the needs of our clients, whatever they may be. At Habbas & Associates your best interest come first and foremost. We have been utilizing this method of practice for more than 25 years and it has been successful in a number of the cases we have handled. When you are looking for reliable, unyielding legal representation there is no better firm to turn to in the area than Habbas & Associates.

Still have questions? Contact a San Jose personal injury attorney from our firm today.