Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Personal injury cases involve incidents where a person is injured due to the negligent, willful, or intentional acts of another person. While accidents do happen, accidents due to negligence should not.
In California, the law imposes a duty of care on every individual to prevent foreseeable harm to others, when it is reasonable to do so. Occasionally, we make mistakes that rise to the level negligence; either by doing things that a reasonable person would not have done or by failing to do things that a reasonable person would have done.
Know Your Rights
When someone is harmed and a breach of duty of care can be established, we can be held liable for the damages to the injured party. However, not every injury is worthy of a civil action, understanding your rights will help you decide if you should “do something about it”. Knowing your options and how much the negligent party maybe liable for are factors that help you decide if you want to pursue legal redress.
At PLC Law Group, you will find experienced lawyers well-versed in California personal injury law, who can help evaluate the many factors that determine how much and what type of compensation you may be entitled.
Examples of Personal Injury
Personal injury law encompasses a broad range of areas, from common scenarios, such as automobile accidents and dog bites, to exceptional situations like nursing home negligence or abuse. PLC Law Group is experienced at representing clients in a vast array of personal injury cases, including:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Slip and fall/premises liability
- Medical malpractice or Nursing Home Abuse
- Products liability
- Dangerous products
- Dog bites
- Catastrophic injuries
If you are injured and believe it was the result of someone’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
Even if you are not sure if you “have a case,” contact a lawyer before doing anything else, including posting to social media about the incident or related activities. Often, people mistakenly compromise their case by talking about their injury to the wrong (and sometimes right) people. Always consult a lawyer before making any statement to an insurance company or their representatives. A lawyer can make you aware of any time limitations on when a case can be filed and what actions are best for recovering any losses.
Personal Injury cases are almost always contingency fee arrangements, where the lawyer is only paid a percentage of the judgement awarded if you win. In other words, you only pay if you win.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident, contact PLC Law Group as soon as possible to evaluate your options and rights for compensation in a possible personal injury case.
Contact us today at (310) 400–5890 with questions or for a free consultation.