When you are in an auto accident that was not your fault, you have the right to recover bodily injury, property damages, loss of income and possibly more from the negligent driver. This means that there must be a determination of which driver is at fault. The at-fault driver is responsible for monetary compensation for your injuries and damages. However, even if the other driver is at fault and you have sustained bodily injury, the law does not guarantee a recovery. You, the plaintiff or injured party, bear the burden to prove your injury and that it was a result of the auto accident.
Negligence is harm or injury resulting from failure to use caution or care. Our attorneys have experience in dealing with negligence resulting in personal injury or property damage. Often, the law has defined with specificity exactly the kind and level of care that was owed to the victim by the negligent party. Who was negligent and where the negligence occurred are often significant factors in establishing a case - a homeowner will not have the same duty of care or threshold for negligence as an innkeeper or store owner. A civilian giving first aid is not held to the same standards as a licensed physician in the same circumstances.
Victims can rightfully seek compensation if an act of negligence by an individual or a company results in injury, death, or property damage.
To seek compensation, the individual must file a claim, and filing a lawsuit may become necessary. A negligence claim or lawsuit can be based on what someone did or on what they did not do. This applies to individual people as well as companies and corporations.
Accidents and injuries due to negligence come in all sizes and shape - including property damage, premises liability, product liability, personal injury, auto accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, and wrongful death.
Wrongful death occurs when reckless or negligent actions of another person or responsible party results in someone’s death. Common causes of wrongful death include auto or motorcycle accidents, drunken driving accidents, construction accidents, industrial or workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and dangerous and defective products.
We understand that you are dealing with many things after the death of a loved one, not the least of which are your grief and loss, and a lawsuit is not your first priority. It is important to remember, however, that there is a two-year statute of limitation on filing wrongful death actions in California. Therefore, it is important to retain legal counsel as soon as possible after the death of a loved one to preserve your rights.
A wrongful death lawsuit can seek to recover lost income and future earnings, lost benefits and Social Security, medical and funeral costs, lost inheritance, lost companionship and parental guidance, pain and suffering, and general damages.
Our attorneys seek fair and just compensation for families of wrongful death victims.
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Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
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When you or a family member are injured through no fault of your own it can turn your world upside down. You need to concentrate on getting well; we'll deal with getting the compensation you deserve.
An auto accident can happen in a split second; dealing with the injury and damage can take months or years. Working with insurance companies for car repairs and medical bills, not to mention compensation for loss of work or income, can be a real headache. Many bad drivers have low policy limits or no insurance today, so if you are severly injured you may quickly exhaust the at-fault driver's policy. You'll need expert help making your way through the world of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, or suing at-fault drivers or their employers, or dealing with Medicare with its ever-changing rules.
Doctors are supposed to first do no harm. Sometimes they violate this oath, and negligently injure or even cause the death of patients. When doctors who are supposed to help you harm you instead, you need expert help to get the compensation you need to carry on with your life or rebuild your life without a loved one. Medical malpractice is a complex area of the law, generally ending up with a battle between dueling medical experts for both sides. This requires a different type of lawyer than general civil law, because the lawyer needs to be able to know what technical questions to ask and how to interpret and follow up on the answers. By definition you will be fighting against well-financed defendants who may be well-experienced in defending against malpractice lawsuits.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a preventable error that causes injury to a patient which is below the standard of care in the community where the injury occurs. This can only be established with expert testimony of another doctor. These experts are often expensive.
We will evaluate your case before accepting it.
Medical negligence may be indicated when a medical professional fails to take action in a timely manner resulting in injury to a patient. Medical negligence may include failure to run the proper diagnostic tests or failure to properly diagnose or treat a specific illness or injury.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are not just about compensation for your pain and suffering. Often, medical negligence results in financial hardship, including more medical bills than were expected, more time off work to recover and more pharmaceutical bills. Medical negligence can be costly for a patient and his or her family.