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Personal Injury

After suffering a serious accident, the most important thing is your well being. Hiring a proven personal injury attorney is probably the last thing on your mind after you or a family member suffers a serious injury.  However, the decisions you make immediately following an accident can impact your ability to recover damages.  An experienced personal injury attorney will protect your rights and make sure your family is taken care of.  Call Michael Nichols in Chula Vista today for your free consultation. 

It is not uncommon to feel fine after an accident or collision or hope that the affect of the accident is minor.  In fact, it can sometimes take several days and sometimes even months before symptoms begin to appear.  Personal Injury laws provide specific deadlines for submitting claims and recovering damages.  The Law Office of Michael Nichols will make sure you don’t get stuck with costly medical bills and that you are compensated for your pain and suffering.

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Insurance agents are professionals who manage claims every day.  Most personal injury claims are made against someone else’s insurance, not your own.  An insurance agent’s job is to pay you the least amount of money possible!  They will make every effort to avoid paying you the full amount you are entitled to.

While it may be tempting to fight insurance companies on your own, an experienced personal injury attorney can offer you and your family peace of mind.  A skilled personal injury attorney will make sure your insurance claim is settled quickly, efficiently, and in your favor.


Take a look below to see the types of personal injury cases the Nichols legal team handles on a daily basis:

Automobile Accidents.  With over 6 million car accidents in the United States every year, you will likely experience a collision in your lifetime.  Even “minor” collisions can have long-lasting effects on your health.  Some people avoid getting medical treatment because they do not have insurance.  Others seek medical treatment and get stuck with expensive medical bills.  An experienced San Diego personal injury attorney will make sure you get the proper medical care and deal directly with your providers regarding payment.


Bicycle Accidents.    Bicyclists have a right to be on the road.  Vehicles have a duty to share the road with bicyclist.  Unsuspecting bicyclists are hit by negligent vehicles operators every day.  Protect your biking rights and ensure that the one responsible is held liable!

Brain Damage.  If you or a loved one has suffered brain damage because of someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to damages.  Brain injuries can occur from blunt force trauma, lack of oxygen, or exposure to dangerous chemicals.  Most people do not realize that brain injury was both minor and major symptoms.  Both, if left untreated, are serious.  Minor symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, poor concentration, change in personality, and depression.  Some of the major symptoms include loss of consciousness, slurred speech, loss of coordination, vomiting,  and convulsions.  If someone has caused you brain injury, The Law Office of Michael Nichols can help!

Catastrophic Injuries.  These types of injuries are usually life-threatening or cause significant traumatic impact on a person’s life.  These kinds of injuries can include things such as severe burns and organ damage as well as spinal cord injuries, brain damage, amputation, or other types of injuries that can permanently impair an individual and prevent them from living a normal life.


Dog Bites and Dog Attacks.  Dog’s are man’s best friend.  Unfortunately, not everyone raises their dogs to be family-oriented, household pets.  The owner of the dog is almost always responsible for injuries caused by their pet.  If you have been attacked by a dog the Law Office of Michael Nichols will make sure you are compensated for your pain and suffering.

Drunk Driving Accidents.  There are over 300,000 alcohol related accidents every year.  Driving Under the Influence is a serious crime.  If you have been hit by a drunk driver you have a right to be compensated for all physical, mental, or monetary damages caused by the other driver’s criminal conduct.

Motorcycle/ Motorized Scooter/ Moped Accidents.  Motorcycle accidents are very common.  Motorists do not pay proper attention to motorcycles on the road.  Broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and road burns are common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents. If you were injured while riding a motorcycle, call the Law Office of Michael Nichols today for a free consultation.

Pedestrian Accidents.  About 70,000 pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles every year.  You have a right to seek medical care and to be compensated for pain and suffering.  Call the Law Office of Michael Nichols if you or someone you know has been the victim of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

Slips and Falls.  Stores and offices have a duty to maintain their premises safe and free from “unreasonable risk of harm.”  You may be seriously injured if you slip on a wet floor, defective stairs, or exposed wires.  Don’t get stuck with expensive medical bills.  Call the Law Office of Michael Nichols and find out your rights!

Spinal Cord Injury.  Spinal cord injuries are more common than they used to be.  Spinal cord injuries can arise from assaults and attacks to vehicle collisions or slips and falls.  If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, The Law Office of Michael Nichols can help you and your family.

SUV and Van Accidents.  An SUV or van accident can sometimes show little property damage because they are bigger and heavier, while the other car involved in the collision will be completely totaled.  Insurance agents use the low amount of property damage as justification to not pay for certain medical expenses.  An experienced Personal Injury Attorney will make sure you are awarded the full value of your claim.  Be sure that you know your rights if you or someone you know has been involved in this kind of an incident!

Trucking Accident.  Trucking accidents can be devastating.  The size and weight of a semi-truck poses a serious threat to other motorists.  Truckers are on the road all day long, get tired, and cause accidents.  The Law Office of Michael Nichols has experience helping the families of those affected by serious trucking accidents.

Wrongful Death.  If the death of a loved one occurred due to someone else’s error, you may be eligible to bring a Wrongful Death case against the one responsible.  While it will not bring the loved one back, it can make being without them less stressful.

You have a right to be compensated for all physical, mental, and emotional injuries caused by the incident.  Medical experts have studied and concluded that along with the obvious, visible injuries victims of these accidents also suffer tearing and scarring of the cervical connective tissues.  This tearing and scarring can have long lasting consequences by decreasing range of motion, accelerating arthritic development, and speed-up the degenerative process.

If you need a Chula Vista Personal Injury Attorney, you can count on The Law Office of Michael Nichols to offer you the compassionate representation.  The most important thing is to get the client back on their feet and going to school or providing for their family.  Probably the biggest effect of a major accident is the interruption it causes in your daily life.  At the Law Office of Michael Nichols we’ll try and get you back on your feet as soon as possible.  Call us today for a free consultation.

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