Being injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident can be a daunting and frightening experience. In many cases, your medical debt is only the beginning of your problems ― especially if your injury has left you unable to work and earn a paycheck.
Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation in California if the negligent or wrongful acts of another individual initially caused your injuries such as in a car wreck, motorcycle, 18-wheeler accident or medical mishap.
No matter your injury, our car accident lawyers will sit down with you and carefully explain your legal options so that you can make informed decisions.
We provide our car accident attorney representation throughout Southern California, including San Gabriel, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westlake, Santa Barbara, and their surrounding areas.
Interested in how our car accident attorneys can help you? Contact us: 626-888-5206.
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Our San Gabriel car accident attorneys bring extensive experience and the best strategy options to collect the damages and awards your case entitles you to. We are here to vigorously defend and pursue your legal rights when you’re injured – from auto accidents, other accident situations, to cases of personal or corporate negligence.
Our law services include slip and fall accidents, car accidents, other accidents involving negligence, and wrongful death.
Personal injury law in California (CA) covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It includes wrongful death, or situations where an injury proves fatal. Tort law, which you may have heard of, is another term for personal injury. Usually, a personal injury case begins when the injured person, known as the plaintiff, sues a person or business, known as the defendant. Both parties can be represented by attorneys. A personal injury lawsuit claims that the defendant caused the plaintiff’s injury and demands compensation, usually in the form of a money payment known as “damages.”
Although personal injury law covers any kind of case where a person is injured, some kinds of personal injury cases are more common than others. This law field focuses on the injuries caused to individual people. Although property damage may be involved, such as when a car accident damages a car as well as injuring its driver, personal injury law addresses the injured people first and the damaged property second.
Negligence is the cause for most personal injury cases. The definition of negligence is when the defendant fails to meet her legal duty of care and the plaintiff is injured as a result. Most personal injury cases do not go all the way to trial. Instead, they are resolved in mediation or arbitration, where the plaintiff and defendant work out the issue and decide on a settlement, or an amount the defendant will pay in damages to help compensate the plaintiff.
Those personal injury cases that do go to trial may be heard by a jury or by the judge sitting alone. The jury or judge listens to both sides of the case and decides whether and how much each party is liable. The jury or judge also calculates the damages, or the amount of money a plaintiff should receive from each defendant for his injury.