Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in California
The phrase “personal injury” is probably not one that is new to you. You have heard it on TV adverts and seen it in print ads all over the place, but exactly what kind of injury does a personal injury attorney deal with? Well, in short, personal injury attorneys assist people who have been unjustly injured and does their very best to make sure that the person who was injured does not suffer any financial hardships because of that injury. Whether from a driver that was texting behind the wheel or a neighbor that let his over-enthusiastic dog have the run of the neighborhood, anytime someone has suffered an injury due to someone else’s carelessness you have the making of a personal injury claim.
A good personal injury attorney will represent you against other insurance claims, handle paperwork and leg work for you, deal with incoming bills for you, and a million other little things all in an effort to allow you to rest and get better as quickly as possible. The most important thing that personal injury attorneys do, however, is getting you the financial compensation that the law says you are entitled to after an accident. This money is intended to cover things such as emergency room visits, doctor appointments, days that you had to miss from work, and pain and suffering. After all, if it isn’t your fault that you were injured, why should you suffer from the financial fallout of dealing with that injury? Here are a few of the most frequently seen types of personal injury cases in the state of California:
Car accidents are incredibly scary and can result in a wide range of injuries, from mild cuts and bruises to paralysis and even death. Whether they involve passenger vehicles, motorcycles, tractor-trailers, or busses, anytime someone has broken the law and, as a result, injured or killed another human being, they are eligible for a personal injury claim against them. Traffic accidents are far and away the bread and butter of any personal injury attorney as they are the single most frequent cause of personal injury lawsuits.
The state of California has what is known as “premises liability”. This means that if you are injured on another person’s property because they failed to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition then you might be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. This law applies to not only homeowners but to owners of commercial properties such as grocery stores and laundromats as well. The best way to determine if you qualify for a premises liability suit is to speak with a licensed personal injury attorney and go over the details of your case.
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous areas. They require the use of safety gear, such as goggles and hard hats, and usually some form of safety training as well. Construction companies have a duty to make sure that their work sites are as safe as possible and that all of their equipment is properly maintained and up to code. Anyone who has been harmed, whether employee or passerby, potentially has a personal injury case against the construction company.
If you or someone you love has been injured in any type of accident that was only happened because someone else was careless or malicious, then you need to contact the Los Angeles Injury Group right away. We can go over the details of your case and help you to determine if you have a case that qualifies you for personal injury damages. If you would like to discuss your accident in a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, then give us a call at 310-954-7248 today.