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Personal injury refers to physical or psychological harm that is caused to a person due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions. It can include injuries from accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, and more.
It is recommended to have a lawyer in a personal injury case because they can help you navigate the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved, and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other losses. A personal injury lawyer can also provide legal advice and represent you in court if necessary.
Our law firm has significant experience in Personal Injury in Los Angeles, CA. We have a deep understanding of the legal issues and strategies involved in all aspects of injury law.
Our law firm has a strong reputation for success, professionalism, and ethical behavior and we are highly respected and trusted by clients, judges, and other lawyers and other lawyers.
California Personal Injury Law
Here are some basics of personal injury law in California:
Statute of Limitations:
In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident or incident that caused the injury. However, there are some exceptions, such as cases involving government entities, where the time to file a claim may be shorter.
California follows the doctrine of comparative negligence, which means that if a plaintiff is found to be partially at fault for their injuries, their compensation may be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault.
California law imposes strict liability on certain types of cases, such as dog bites and defective products. This means that the defendant may be held liable for the plaintiff's injuries, regardless of whether or not they were negligent.
In California, personal injury damages can include both economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In cases of extreme negligence, punitive damages may also be awarded.
Most personal injury cases in California are settled out of court, through negotiations between the parties involved. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial.
California does not follow the doctrine of contributory negligence, which would prevent a plaintiff from recovering any damages if they were found to be even slightly at fault for the accident or incident that caused their injuries.
LA Car Accident Law Firm
We focus our cases largely on car accident, motor vehicle accident, and injury cases!
Rear-end accidents, a common occurrence on roadways worldwide, can have serious consequences for both drivers involved and their vehicles. These collisions typically happen when one vehicle follows too closely behind another and fails to stop in time. They can result from distractions, sudden stops, or adverse weather conditions.
Sideswipe collisions occur when two vehicles traveling parallel to each other make contact, often due to improper lane changes or merging errors. Though typically less severe than head-on or T-bone accidents, they can still cause property damage, minor injuries, and disrupt traffic flow, underscoring the importance of vigilant lane-changing practices.
SINGLE VEHICLE CRASHES
Single-vehicle crashes involve only one vehicle and can result from various factors such as driver error, adverse weather conditions, or road hazards. These accidents often lead to injuries or fatalities and can cause significant vehicle damage. Defensive driving, reduced speed, and staying alert are crucial in preventing such incidents.
T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact or broadside collisions, are highly perilous traffic incidents that transpire when the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of another at a right angle, often at intersections. These crashes can lead to severe injuries and fatalities, as the lateral impact zone provides limited protection for occupants.
Head-on collisions are among the deadliest road accidents, happening when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide directly. These high-speed impacts often result in severe injuries and fatalities due to the force involved. Factors like impaired driving, distracted driving, or drifting into oncoming traffic contribute to these catastrophic incidents.
Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle tips onto its side or roof, often involving multiple rolls. They're particularly dangerous, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. High-speed turns, top-heavy vehicles, and abrupt maneuvers increase the risk. Proper vehicle maintenance and cautious driving help mitigate the chances of these catastrophic incidents.
How It Works
Here are the typical steps a lawyer from our law firm takes on a personal injury case:
Our lawyer meets with the client to gather information about the accident or incident that caused the injury, as well as the client's medical treatment and other losses. Our lawyer will also explain the legal process and discuss the client's legal options.
Our lawyer conducts an investigation to gather evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, etc. Our lawyer may also consult with experts, such as accident reconstruction specialists or medical professionals, to evaluate the case.
If our lawyer believes the client has a strong case, we may send a demand letter to the responsible party, such as an insurance company, outlining the client's injuries, damages, and the compensation they are seeking.