Personal Injury and Negligence Information

What is personal injury law and how does the concept of negligence form the basis for personal injury claims?  The informational articles in this section serve to illustrate some of the key elements in determining liability due to negligence.

  • Hit by a drunk driver in San Diego, CA
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    If you are hit by a drunk driver, it can have tragic effects on your life as well as the lives of any passengers in your car at the time of the accident.
  • What to do if hurt as a passenger in an Uber accident
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    Here are your legal options when injured in an accident as a passenger, other driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian and an Uber driver was at fault.
  • Myths about personal injury lawsuits
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    After sustaining an injury in an accident resulting from the negligence, carelessness, or intentional act of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, many people are hesitant to file a personal injury claim because of the myths about these types of lawsuits and the attorneys that handle them.
  • Proof that the car accident wasn’t your fault
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    In California, if you’ve been involved in a car accident in which you’ve been injured, you are responsible for filing a claim with the other driver’s insurer. If the insurer attempts to deny the claim in an effort to find you at fault, you will need to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault.
  • California car accident stats  
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    When it comes to driving safety rates, California has some one of the worst in the nation. A lot of this is due to the fact that California is heavily populated, and its residents drive the most total miles per year on some of the most dangerous roads in the country.
  • Legitimate reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit  
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    If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by negligence or an intentional act, do you have a legitimate reason for filing a personal injury claim? The intent of personal injury claims is to get financially compensated for all of the costs associated with your injuries. But, there are other legitimate reasons for filing a claim, as well.
  • How do pain and suffering settlements work?  
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    Pain and suffering is a legal term used in personal injury cases to describe both the physical pain and emotional anguish that often follows a personal injury resulting from a car accident, for example.
  • Can you sue for pain and suffering? It depends  
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    While pain and suffering is often a key element in a personal injury case, it can be challenging to prove due to its subjective nature.
  • You can sue for wrongful death. What does that mean?  
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    A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought against a defendant who has caused the death of another person as a result of negligence or an intentional act.
  • Medical Malpractice vs. Personal Injury; what’s the difference
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    Medical negligence, wrongful death, medical malpractice are all part of personal injury law. Consult a personal injury law firm that focuses exclusively in legal & medical malpractice claims.
  • How to prove your medical negligence case in court  
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    Proving negligence on the part of a doctor or other healthcare professional can be complicated because it requires a knowledge of the law as well as the medical field…
  • What to expect at an ER visit  
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    Going to the ER can be a frightening experience if you don’t know what to expect. The more knowledge you have about what to expect in the ER, the better you or a family member can advocate for your care…
  • Medical negligence, defined  
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    The terms “medical negligence” is often used synonymously with the term “medical malpractice. But, it’s only one of the four required elements needed to make a claim of malpractice…
  • Emergency room negligence  
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    Emergency rooms are chaotic places. They’re often overcrowded with long waiting times and ER staff are tasked with greater patient loads. All of this can result in an increased risk for ER negligence.

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