Glendale Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury law refers to civil actions for damages that were caused by another person’s negligence, or by intentional torts such as assault and battery. Most personal injury cases involve the negligent misconduct of another.
Typical personal injury cases include people injured by:
• Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents
• Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents
• Bus or Train Accidents
• Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
• Medical Malpractice
• Defective Products/Products Liability
• Dangerous Drugs or Defective Medical Devices
A related cause of action known as Wrongful Death is also recognized when a person dies because of another’s negligence or wrongful conduct. California law allows certain family members or the personal representative of the estate to sue for damages such as funeral and burial expenses and the loss of a loved one.
Why do I need a lawyer if I have been injured?
If you have been injured and another party is at fault, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your injuries, including present and future medical expenses, lost wages if you missed work or have become disabled from working, pain and suffering, and more. Nevertheless, this money is not just automatically handed to you. In most cases, the negligent party has liability insurance, and the insurance company may offer to settle the case for a certain amount. Often times, however, the amount of money offered is not sufficient to meet your expenses and does not accurately reflect the true value of your case. It may be necessary to sue the other party in order to get the full amount of compensation due to you.
When seeking compensation, the burden is on you to prove every aspect of your case, including all the facts of the accident, the defendant’s responsibility, the extent of your injuries and the justification for the amount of money you are seeking. It can be next to impossible to accomplish this without the advice and representation of a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. While most cases settle out of court without the need for a trial, being represented by effective legal counsel is key to negotiating a fair settlement, or litigating the matter when necessary.