Personal injury law broadly covers cases where a person has suffered physical, emotional, and economic loss due to the negligence of another person, such as injuries caused by car accidents, hazardous condition on someone’s property, or dog bites, etc.
Regardless of the types, personal injury cases revolve around the central idea that if a person acts unreasonably and someone gets hurt because of their actions or failure to act, the injured party may be eligible to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for their loss, which includes both economic and non-economic losses, such as medical expense expenses, loss of wages, property damages, and pain and suffering.
A plaintiff in a personal injury cause of action must show that defendant not only acted negligently, but also defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff’s injury. In cases where both plaintiff and defendant were partially at fault, different states apply different rules. In California, Plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by his or her share of the fault.
When you’re seeking compensation for an injury after any kind of accident, chances are you’ll start by filing a claim and dealing with an insurance company. The insurance company then assigns the claim to an adjuster whose job is to investigate the accident and come up with a dollar value in order to settle the claim. Because adjusters work for the insurance companies, they act in the best interest of their employer. They almost always come up with the lowest possible dollar value in trying to keep the settlement payouts as low as possible. Therefore, the moment an insurance company has notice of an accident, they already have a legal team on their side working to offer the lowest possible amount. For this reason, if you’ve been hurt in an accident, it’s in your benefit to have an attorney on your side to represent your interest.
Some common types of personal injury claim we handle include the following:
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our office to speak with our personal injury lawyer for a free case evaluation.