Personal Injury AreasYou can file a personal injury claim if you were harmed as a result of the negligent action of another party. This can happen in many situations, whether you are ini private places, out in public, in your vehicle, n your home, and more. The presence of negligence is what will allow you to file a claim. A few of the areas we practice include:
- Product liability, for when you are harmed as a result of a malfunctioning or broken item. It is important that you do not tamper with the item and that you do not return it to the manufacturer, as it will need to be used for evidence.
- Bed bugs in hotels, apartments, sleeper cars, and more. The creatures can cause allergic reactions and infection, and an infestation can make you throw out whole sets of furniture and clothes.
- Automobile accidents, such as car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and more. There are millions of people on the road each day, and although you may drive safely and defensively, there is no guarantee that anyone else will. Many car accidents are caused by inattention and the refusal to safely navigate around others.
- Slip and falls, which may happen in businesses or on private property. There could be various hazards or dangers present on the property that make it hard for someone to safely walk, and a fall could be linked to the negligent action of the property owner. He may not have known about the problem but reasonably should have, or he may have been perfectly aware of it and chose to do nothing to fix it.
- Medical malpractice, which occurs when a healthcare professional, hospital worker, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other similar individual makes an error that harms you while you’re under their care. These issues can range from prescription errors to surgical errors, and the effects can be devastating.
- Assault and battery, or the intentional abuse by another individual. You could sue for assault, sexual assault, threats and intimidation, and more, which may be carried out over a period of time or in one instance. Battery is the actual physical harm component that can accompany assault.
Call (213) 389-3765 to schedule a free legal consultation.
Common Injuries From AccidentsThe different types of accidents can yield varying injuries. For example, a car accident, motorcycle crash, truck accident, or any other automobile crash can result in numerous broken bones, concussion, closed head injuries, internal organ damage, nerve damage, torn muscles, dislocations, fractures, and more. The high rate of speed and large mass can cause you to be hospitalized for many months following an accident. Other accidents, such as slip and falls, can cause a lot of ligament and muscular damage, such as to your knees, hips, back, neck, wrists, and more. Many times, these incidents aggravate pre-existing injuries or cause old damages to flare up and worsen. More specific accidents can create damages that aren’t common in other situations. For example, dog bites can lead to infection, while prescription errors caused by a doctor can cause neurological damage from medication. Some injuries may be permanent. Paralysis, for example, can cause you to close all sensation and control of various body parts, whether an arm, a leg, or most of your body. Spinal cord injuries can cause discs to herniated and require them to be fused together, which can make movement very difficult. Severed limbs or fingers and toes can create a hard life, especially if you have trouble acquiring a prosthetic. The injuries you receive can be enough to seemingly control or ruin your life. Don’t let them take over – our lawyers will help you get back on track and make sure your damages are fairly compensated by the responsible party. Call our El Cajon personal injury attorneys for more assistance.
Proving Negligence Of A PartyIf you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to show that you were a victim of negligence. To do so, you must prove these four points:
- You were owed a duty of care
- The duty of care was violated or breached by the responsible party
- The breach of duty resulted in an accident or incident of some kind
- The incident caused you to suffer actual physical harm
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Statute Of Limitations For A Personal Injury LawsuitIf you were hurt in an accident, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a claim. You have to take legal action within 2 years of the injury if you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not take action within this time frame, you will be barred from receiving any compensation in the future. The two-year limit can be extended, though, if you meet certain requirements or if your case has certain circumstances surrounding it. For example, minors do not have to adhere to the statute of limitations until they are 18 years old, and those who were physically or mentally incapacitated can wait until they return to normal health. Further, the defendant you are taking action against must be in the state – if he is absent, the deadline is temporarily frozen and will resume once he returns. For more assistance, talk with one of our personal injury attorneys in El Cajon.
Restitution From A Personal Injury ClaimOur El Cajon personal injury attorneys know the best methods for winning you the compensation you deserve if you were hurt in an accident. Some people attempt to go through a claim by themselves with no legal help. This can usually be done if the accident resulted only in damage to a vehicle or some time spent away from work; there are generally fewer bills and expenses to argue over, and a simple estimate from a mechanic and a pay stub can be all the evidence you need. You may not need an attorney in those cases. However, if there are medical bills that need to be paid off, you will likely face heavy opposition from the insurance company, and a lawyer will be a smart investment. Our attorneys will see to it that you receive:
- Coverage for medical bills and expenses, such as those stemming from hospitalization, surgery, ambulatory transportation, physical therapy sessions, future medical procedures, and more
- Reimbursement of lost income because of absent days at your job, and anticipated lost earnings from future absent days
- Payment for damaged property and personal belongings
- Coverage for emotional pain and suffering, such as PTSD, anxiety, fear, mental scarring, psychological trauma, and more
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.