I Was Injured. Can I File a Lawsuit for My Injuries?

If someone is to blame for your injuries, then you have the right to compensation. Clients often ask, can I file a lawsuit for my injuries. Short answer, yes. In California, personal injury or tort law, requires the filing of a lawsuit to bring your case to a jury. Jury trials often only occur when settlement negotiations fail and then your next recourse if negotiations with the negligent party falls through. An injury lawyer is critically vital when you file a lawsuit and litigate a case in front of a judge and jury.
Personal injury claims cover a wide range of incidents and types of injuries. Automobile accidents, premise liability, product liability, and medical practice are the most common claims. Your personal injury compensation may depend on the type of accident that caused your injury.

Automobile Accidents

With the ever-growing road population, vehicular accidents occur each day causing minor and severe injuries and sometimes even death. Insurance companies almost always cover automobile accidents, and if you are involved in one you will most likely face insurance attorneys where you have to defend your personal injury claim.

Premise Liability | Slip and Fall Injuries

If you slipped and fell inside someone’s house, in a commercial establishment, or public area; you can demand compensation for your personal injury from the owner or the person responsible for the premises. Injuries from assault and dog attacks also fall under this premise liability. Your personal injury attorney must prove that the owner or property operator knows about the defect in the area or circumstances that caused your injury.

Product Liability

When a defective product caused your injuries, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or vendor. You do not have to prove that the other party was negligent, but your personal injury lawyer have to prove that your injury was caused by the faulty design, error in manufacturing or insufficient warnings on the product or inadequate or wrong instructions on how to use it. However, your personal injury claim may not be successful if the product is too old or you were found careless when you used it.

Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice lawsuit is very complicated so you need a personal injury attorney who are expert in this kind of case. Health care givers, such as doctors, nurses, dentists, hospitals, clinics and pharmacists, are expected to be responsible on their jobs and meet certain standards and if they failed to do so, then you can file a lawsuit against them. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, failure to treat, improper treatment, prescription errors and surgical errors. However, you will need expert testimonies to be successful in your personal injury claim.
When your injuries are caused by someone’s negligence and you can’t agree during negotiations, seek the help of personal injury attorneys so you can file a lawsuit to get the justice you deserve. The May Firm has the experience and resources to help you with any type of personal injury claims. We can handle different types of cases and our case results speak of our capability to deliver favorable outcome for your injury claim. We have personal injury lawyers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Fresno California.

Free Personal Injury Case Consultation

If you have been injured in an auto accident, or any other personal injury matter, call an experienced personal injury attorney. Before you consider speaking with an insurance adjuster or filing a California lawsuit, contact a lawyer so you know your rights and what you should expect.

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