If you were injured and are facing medical bills, lost wages, and/or property damage due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. Personal injury law seeks to assist victims of negligence by helping them receive justice for their injuries as well as compensation for unexpected bills incurred through no fault of their own.
Types of Personal Injury Law
There are several types of lawsuits that fall under personal injury law. The one common thread is that all of them involve someone suffering injuries and/or losses due to another person’s negligence or recklessness. Some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits include the following types of cases.
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Slip and fall accidents (premises liability)
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
Building a Strong Personal Injury Case
In order for you to have a strong personal injury case, a victim must prove the following four elements:
- A person had a duty of care to others to act in a responsible manner.
- The person breached that duty of care by behaving in a negligent, careless or reckless manner.
- The victim suffered injuries as a direct result of this breach of duty of care.
- The victim suffered actual physical, psychological or financial damages.
Deadline to File a Claim
If you are a victim of any type of personal injury in the State of California, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. While this may seem like a long period of time, many personal injury cases take a substantial amount of time to build to ensure that a victim receives the compensation they deserve.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were a victim of someone’s negligence that resulted in a personal injury, you have the legal right to compensation for those injuries and other losses. Ken Sigelman, J.D., M.D., is a doctor who is licensed to practice law in California and Florida, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. For more than 20 years, Ken has had an exceptional record of verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards. If you suffered injuries related to someone else’s negligence, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at 866-971-8956 or online today for a free consultation.