The term “personal injury” refers to any injury that a person(s) has sustained as a result of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another party or parties. Personal injury cases are a type of “tort” lawsuit which means that they involve civil wrongdoing as opposed to criminal wrongdoing. The purpose behind personal injury law is to give injured parties a way in which they may seek economic as well as non-economic damages for all losses sustained as a result of the negligence or intentional wrongdoing on the part of the defendant(s).
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The two basic issues in any personal injury claim are proving that the defendant was liable for the damages and the nature and the extent of the damages in question. A majority of personal injury claims involve negotiated settlements between the plaintiff, defendant, their attorneys, and insurance companies,. However, cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries or a fatality often go to trial so that the plaintiff or his or her survivors can receive more appropriate compensation for economic damages ( medical costs, ect.) as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can be life altering. The victim may be left with permanent damage, a lifetime of disability, and a diminished quality of life. These types of injuries can result in enormous medical costs as well as the costs of physical rehabilitation, short- and/or long-term care, and specialized equipment. LEARN MORE
If you live in Southern California, you spend a lot of time on the road, and more than likely, you’ll end up being involved in a car accident at some point in time. A car accident involving serious or catastrophic injuries or a fatality can alter the course of your life and those you love. You need to obtain legal representation so that you can receive fair and adequate financial compensation as well as compensation for pain and suffering. LEARN MORE
A spinal cord injury can occur when there is damage to the spinal cord from some type of trauma as the result of injuries sustained in an accident. These types of injuries can result in a short or long-term disability that requires on-going medical treatment and care as well as a loss of earning potential. All of this translates in to an enormous financial burden on the victim and his or her family. LEARN MORE
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe the death of an individual that was the result of recklessness or negligence on the part of another party or parties. Family members of the deceased including parents, spouse, and children may seek a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation for economic and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Some common causes of these types of lawsuits involve medical malpractice, product defects, and motor vehicle accidents. LEARN MORE