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Don’t play guessing games when looking for a personal injury lawyer. There’s a reason Sweet James Bergener comes highly recommended by other attorneys, insurance adjusters, and community leaders. Bergener Mirejovsky has the proven track record and reputation among insurance companies to take your cases seriously.

When does an injury qualify as a personal injury claim?

In broad strokes, personal injury is when you get hurt because of someone else’s actions or their negligence. Many of the standards involved are just common sense. You probably have a case if someone rear-ended you at a stoplight. But you probably don’t if you rear end another person.

There’s a broad spectrum of injuries caused by someone else’s carelessness. Taking the time to explore our different practice areas can help you find information for specific types of injuries.

Don’t put off seeing a doctor

Something that often seems to be the hardest part of an accident is admitting that you aren’t the expert when it comes to your own injuries. The stress of a traumatic event makes it very difficult to diagnose any harm that may have come to you. Sometimes injuries take hours, even days to manifest. The best thing for your case and especially for your own well-being is to have a professional determine what kind of injury you are dealing with.

How much does it cost to hire Sweet James?

You’ve probably heard horror stories about hourly rates for lawyers. After an accident, the last thing you want to do is worry about attorney costs. There’s no guarantee of how many hours it could take to properly work a case. Hiring a personal injury lawyer should alleviate stress, not add to it.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, our view is that the best way to get you justice is to charge a contingency fee. What this means is that you pay nothing out of pocket and if things don’t work out, you don’t owe us a dime.

How can a personal injury lawyer even the odds?

Sweet James knows the games that will be played and the tactics that insurance companies will be used against our clients. Before founding Bergener Mirejovsky, James defended insurance companies against injury claims. Knowing their playbook has made James an especially powerful advocate in personal injury cases.

From start to finish, our strategy revolves around each individual case. Developing a relationship with our clients in order to understand your loss and protect your interests is the cornerstone of our mission.

Every personal injury accident requires careful treatment and presents unique challenges. The best way to understand how to handle your case before making any commitments is to call 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation any hour of the day. Let us deal with the insurance company. We know how to do it and we are very, very good at our jobs. While we focus on maximizing the amount of money you get from your claim, you can focus on getting better.

Getting fair treatment and compensation after a car accident isn’t as simple as talking to an insurance company. The insurance adjuster working on your case has one clear priority – to pay you as little as possible, even if you weren’t the one responsible for the accident.

You need someone in your corner with a proven track record going up against insurance companies. Sweet James is here to make sure your rights are protected against the insurance company.

When should YOU call?

IMMEDIATELY.

Many things can go wrong in a car accident case, even when it seems straightforward. Too many people attempt to handle their own case. They inadvertently make mistakes — closing the doors to adequate treatment and fair compensation.

When you call Sweet James, you’ll spend less of your time dealing with the accident and end up with more money in your pocket.

When you’ve been injured, it can be tempting to take the path of least resistance. But doing so seriously hurts your ability to get even the minimum compensation needed to pay your medical bills.

Make sure you’re keeping your path to recovery open. We give our clients the clear answers they need – answers that protect them, their case, and their chances for a full recovery.

What SHOULD YOU expect from the insurance company?

The answer is simple — expect them to screw you.

Big insurance companies hold all the cards and they know how to use them against an accident victim. Going against them alone is like taking a foam bat to a gun fight.

In a typical accident, the pain you feel will only be compounded by the frustration of dealing with the insurance adjuster. Make no mistake, it’s not because they’re bad at what they do, it’s because they are very good.

The harder it is to deal with the insurance company the more likely you are to give up. They want you to quit. Even if you don’t quit, most people get so fed up that they settle too early and for too little. Either way the insurance company is able to save a buck at your expense.

The Bottom Line:  It’s an insurance adjuster’s job to minimize their payouts. They have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to make your claim seem less valuable. Taking advantage of the rules is their job. They know the questions to ask and the way to phrase those questions to make you and your case look as bad as possible. Don’t let them take advantage of you. Call Sweet James today at 1-800-881-2021 for a free case review any hour of the day.

Motorcyclists face some serious disadvantages

It doesn’t matter how experienced or conservative you are when you ride. Anyone is vulnerable when sharing the road with a text-happy teen. Even drivers who aren’t distracted with technology still fail to look out for motorcyclists.

The odds are stacked against you. In an accident, the car itself takes the brunt of the force while those inside it have the advantage of a series of safety systems. For a biker, there’s nothing but the cold, hard road.

In a fair world the defendant’s insurance company would take care of you. But fairness doesn’t just happen. So while you’re trying to regain control of your life, the insurance company is figuring out the best way to screw you over.

Adjusters are very crafty

These guys are case killing machines who can cut your claim to pieces before you know what’s happened. Their questions are designed to win a game you don’t even know you’re playing. They act as if they are trying to help. But really they are asking coldl, calculated questions to put you in checkmate.

One strategy in their endless bag of tricks is the bait-and-switch. The adjuster you are initially assigned will seem pleasant, sincere, and helpful. But as soon as they’ve backed you into a corner and run out your options, the nice adjuster will suddenly become unavailable. Your new adjuster won’t seem quite so helpful, now that your claim has been adjusted into the ground.

The insurance playbook is extensive and talking to them is worse than talking to the police. What you say to a cop can be used against you. Insurance adjusters are never on your side; anything you say to them will absolutely be used against you.


How can I even the odds?

There’s a reason you hear such great reviews of James Bergener and his team from Danny Trejo, radio hosts, other lawyers, and even insurance adjusters. The accident attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky know exactly how to handle your case. Before starting his firm, Sweet James defended insurance companies against injured plaintiffs. He knows their strategies inside and out.

The personal injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky use well-honed strategies that are specifically designed to counter all the tricks insurance companies use. We don’t let them minimize the value of your case. If you have any questions about an accident or want to know what we can do for you, call 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney.

What if I can’t afford a top-notch attorney like Sweet James?

You can. You pay nothing upfront when you hire Bergener Mirejovsky for your motorcycle accident. Instead of charging ridiculous hourly rates to work your case, we charge a contingency fee. This means that you pay nothing out of pocket and owe us nothing until we win your case.

Dog bites are serious. If you’ve been bit, you need to understand and consider your options.

When trained and cared for properly, dogs are dependable companions. But when negligent owners are in the mix, man’s best friend can become a danger to everyone. It’s not just Pit Bulls and Rottweilers that cause injuries. Small dogs can do some serious damage too.

What kind of bites are dangerous?

A myth we commonly hear is that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human mouth. But anyone who has paid attention to dogs knows they aren’t very picky about what they chew or where they lick. Their mouths are full of dangerous bacteria. For this reason bites from small dogs should never be brushed aside. While small dogs can sometimes cause massive injuries, the main concern is the risk of infection.

Bigger dog breeds are much more dangerous when it comes to severe injuries. The damage these dogs are capable of inflicting can be awful. Aside from any immediate physical injuries, there are also concerns of future scarring, especially with smaller children.

You deserve to be represented by a personal injury attorney who understands the nuances involved in these types of cases. Sweet James is uniquely qualified to maximize both your settlement and your recovery.

How do I know if I have a case?

To have a legitimate claim in California, the following conditions must be true:

  • The defendant owned the dog (or other animal)
  • You were lawfully on the premises when you were bit
  • You were injured by the bite

While those rules seem fairly straightforward, navigating the legal system and dealing with insurance companies isn’t. Insurance adjusters are crafty and very good at finding ways to minimize, delay, and deny your claim.

Every case is different and should be treated as both unique and important. Sweet James and the attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky will spare no expense to build your case the right way; the way that will maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries.

Call 1-800-881-2021 to speak with an experienced personal injury team. The consultation is FREE any hour of the day and you’ll discover your rights and the options available to you in your specific case.

Are big rig accidents really that much worse than regular accidents?

Whatever the degree of damage, if you were hit by a semi, chances of sustaining an injury is higher. Getting well and getting your life back to normal should be your number one priority.

Unfortunately that doesn’t line up with the goals of the insurance company. It’s important to remember that their number one priority is saving money – not helping you get better. Let us deal with the insurance company. We know how to do it and we are very, very good at our jobs. While we focus on maximizing the amount of money you get from your claim, you can focus on your recovery.

What makes Sweet James the best choice as an accident attorney?

James Bergener and his team know exactly how to handle insurance companies. Before starting his firm, James defended insurance companies against injured plaintiffs. He knows their strategies inside and out. The Bergener Mirejovsky team is trained to counter all the tricks and tactics insurance companies may use.

 

There’s a reason we come recommended by Danny Trejo and so many radio hosts. But Sweet James doesn’t just talk a sweet game, his case results speak for themselves.

But I can’t afford an expensive attorney like Sweet James

Yes you can. Bergener Mirejovsky operates on a contingency fee. What does this mean for you? It means that you don’t pay us a dime until we collect money for you. More importantly, it means that we have the same interests. Instead of billing you hourly, we are paid based on the results we get for you.

Don’t wait any longer. Call us today for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021 any hour of the day.

 

It’s funny until it’s serious

Everyone has been in that situation when, while walking somewhere in public, a friend loses his footing and falls. Immediately, you start praying that this isn’t anything too serious. The words “please be okay” race through your mind over and over again because if your friend isn’t hurt, you get to point and laugh.

But that split second when you aren’t sure if your friend is injured is actually a bit scary. You hope they are lucky enough to get away with no more harm than a bruised ego. Unfortunately there are times the injuries are more serious. And when that happens you need to know how to help them.

Pictures of the scene of the accident are extremely important. Get photos as quickly as possible before the property owner corrects the dangerous condition.

Seek medical attention. It’s often the case that the seriousness of an injury won’t be immediately apparent. Don’t risk your health or your potential personal injury claim by neglecting treatment.

Getting the advice of a good personal injury attorney is easy. 
At Bergener Mirejovsky we offer free consultations 24 hours a day for anyone who has been in an accident. Call 1-800-881-2021 for a case evaluation. No commitment. No pressure. Just answers.

Doctors are your friends

Something that often seems to be the hardest part of an accident is admitting you’re not a doctor (note: we are not asking actual physicians to admit they are not doctors, just everyone else). An injury can take some time to manifest. The best thing for your case and especially for your own well-being is to have a professional determine what kind of injury you are dealing with.

Why would YOU get money for falling down?

As accidental falls go, every situation is different. Let’s break it down in broad strokes.

You don’t get compensation if it’s your fault or because of the klutz gene your parents passed down to you. But if you’re hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to payment for your losses including medical bills, pain and suffering, and wages from work you had to miss. If you’re legally on a property, the owner of that property has a responsibility to make sure it isn’t a death trap. It’s your local grocery store, you shouldn’t need to send scouts ahead to make sure there isn’t an ambush.

What can Sweet James do for YOU?

It’s not always easy to figure out responsibility after a slip and fall accident, much less prove it. We can help you make sense of your situation. Consultations are always free. Just call 1-800-881-2021 to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We are happy to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After figuring out who is at fault comes the really awful part — dealing with insurance adjusters. They will do everything they can to minimize what they owe you for your injury. There is no end to the games they will play or tactics they will use.

Talking to an insurance adjuster is like talking to the police. The rules are complicated and what you say will be used against you. Your best option is enlisting the help of an attorney who knows their tricks and how to counter them. Before founding the firm, Sweet James defended insurance companies. He has studied their playbooks and knows how to combat them. The personal injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky use this knowledge to make sure the insurance company pays the maximum award possible for your injury.

Sweet James has your back

Most people go to a bar to drink and maybe watch a game, not to get beat up by a bouncer. But sometimes bouncers forget they are there to protect, not pummel the customers.

And it’s not just bouncers in bars that can get out of hand. Situations like this happen wherever there is law enforcement or private security. Stadiums, arenas, racetracks, and similar venues are responsible for creating a safe atmosphere. If the people hired to keep you safe cause injuries instead, you should be compensated. In fact, if you are injured because there isn’t enough security, you deserve to be compensated as well.

What are the different kinds of assaults?

The most common types of assault cases we see at Bergener Mirejovsky are:

  • Bar bouncer assaults
  • Injuries caused by security personnel
  • Injuries caused by a lack of security
  • Police abuse
  • Police excessive force
  • Police brutality
  • Police shootings
  • Police beatings
  • Abuse of power

This list doesn’t include every possible type of assault and it is always best to consult an attorney to see if you have a case.

How do you know if you have a case?

Just because the police already investigated and the D.A. decided it wasn’t worth going after the guy, doesn’t mean you’re out of options. You might still have a civil case. We may be able to help you go after the person at fault for damages, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering.

How do you know if a venue has done enough to keep you safe? Sometimes it’s pretty obvious they haven’t. If you get hurt because only one security guard showed up to an Insane Clown Posse concert, you have a case. Other times it isn’t so easy to tell.

Let’s say you are at a game and get beat up by some 49ers fans. Whose responsibility is that? Obviously the people who beat you up – but what if those individuals can’t pay for your hospital bills?

Another responsible party might be the stadium or security company. How is it their fault? Well that depends on the level of security the stadium was providing. Obviously you don’t expect to be guarded by the Secret Service, but if it is determined that your injuries happened because the security was inadequate, you may have a case.

It can take a fair amount of investigation and a skilled attorney to navigate the legal mess that follows an assault. The best way to figure out if you have a claim is to talk to an expert.

Sweet James and his team can help you figure out if you have a case and how to move forward. Call 1-800-881-2021 to speak with a personal injury expert at Bergener Mirejovsky. All consultations are completely free and we are happy to speak to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Are drivers waging a war on cyclists?

An attorney (and friend) from another firm bikes to work daily through downtown. Although it’s not quite a war on bicyclists yet, teenage hell-raisers seem to be training for one.

While waiting for a stoplight one day, an SUV full of kids pulled up next to him, rolled down the window, and unloaded a barrage of paintballs. Thankfully, he wasn’t seriously injured and these instances are relatively rare.

While it is more subtle, the all too common disregard for bicyclists is scarier. Whether it means cutting across your path while turning right or opening a car door into a bike lane without looking, many drivers are completely oblivious to anything on the road that weighs less than two tons.

What YOU SHOULD do if YOU’RE injured by one of these drivers.

If you can’t avoid negligent drivers, there are things you can do to make the aftermath of an accident much easier.

  1. Get contact information from the driver and any witnesses.
  2. Make sure the police show up, take a report, and include your side of the story.
  3. Go see a doctor! Do this immediately. The trauma of an accident and your lack of medical training can cloud any self-diagnosis you might come to.
  4. Avoid speaking with any representative of an insurance company.
  5. Call a good personal injury lawyer who is experienced in bicycle accidents.

What a bicycle accident attorney do for YOU.

Sweet James and his team know how to handle insurance companies. Before founding Bergener Mirejovsky, James defended insurance companies against people who were injured in accidents. He’s seen all their strategies and knows how to combat them.

It’s no secret that insurance companies want to make money. The more claims they deny or underpay, the more money they make.

Talking to these adjusters is like talking to a police officer convinced you’re guilty. What you say will be used against you. Fortunately, beating insurance companies is what Bergener Mirejovsky does best.

This firm has been battle tested against some of the richest companies in the world—and won. When it comes to your loss, we don’t compromise in getting the full value for you and your family. Full value is fair value. Sweet James won’t let an insurance company run a cost-benefit analysis on your life.

Call the personal injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky at 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation. Let us do the heavy lifting in your case so that you can focus on getting better.

How expensive is it to hire an experienced lawyer like Sweet James?

We make sure that you can get justice no matter what your financial situation is. Instead of billing you by the hour, we charge a contingency fee. This means that we are completely invested in you and your interests. We don’t get paid unless we win your case.

Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles have it worse than just about anyone. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, if you get hit by a 3,000 pound vehicle, you’re going to get hurt.

What’s crazy about these accidents is how often the pedestrian gets blamed. Insurance companies do whatever they can to make sure they pay as little as possible for these accidents. One of the ways they save money is by finding you at fault. Even in clear cut accidents we’ve taken, the pedestrian was found liable until we took over the case.

Regardless of how an accident happens, and regardless of whether or not people are telling you it was your fault, give us a call. We’ve had great success with pedestrian accidents that seem hopeless.

Sometimes, pedestrians are rushed to the hospital and only the driver is left to tell their story. By only having an official report from one-side, it’s common for it to favor the driver, even if the pedestrian wasn’t at fault. Insurance companies will use this against you to devalue your claim.

When you call 1-800-881-2021, an attorney at Bergener Mirejovsky can help you discover your options and build a strategy based on the facts of your unique circumstances. All consultations are free of charge and offered 24 hours a day.

Trust the Insurance Company?

There is no reason at all to risk your case by giving the insurance company a chance to do the right thing. They won’t do the right thing. They’re an insurance company.

Insurance companies have a very clear business model. Take your money from premiums and then deny you fair treatment when it’s time to hold up their part of the bargain.

Call us and make sure you’re protected. We can help ensure you get the medical treatment and legal protection you need so that you’re not the one left holding that bag.

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, exert your rights. Find out your options by calling the Dense Beard of Justice, Sweet James Bergener at 1-800-881-2021.

Even if you think you might be at fault, we can evaluate your case free of charge. Don’t get screwed!

My Team & I Are Ready To Help You With Your Case Today.