Personal Injury is an area of the law dedicated to compensating individuals who have been physically or financially harmed by another’s negligent or willful conduct. When we refer to someone’s conduct as “negligent,” we are generally speaking about someone who was acting carelessly and caused another person harm. This means that you may be entitled to compensation even if your injury was the result of an accident. 

“Serious Injury” is another way to describe personal injury and may be caused by: Automobile, Boating, and Aviation Accidents, Tourist injuries, Medical malpractice/negligence, Public/municipal transit injuries, Spinal cord injuries, Burn injuries (including caustic burns), Amputation, and Dangerous conditions. 

HOW I CAN HELP YOU:

Victims in a personal injury case may be able to recover money damages for lost wages, property loss, medical expenses, future lost income, and pain & suffering, depending on the situation. Your attorney will be able to explain what damages you may be entitled to.

 

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR FILING MY CLAIM?

YES! This time limit, called the statute of limitations, will depend on the specific circumstances of your claim—the state in which the accident occurred, how it happened, who is involved, and other factors. Claims against most governmental entities in California must be filed with the correct agency within 6 months of the date of loss. This is why you must immediately contact an attorney when you feel that you have been injured by someone else’s actions. Your attorney will be able to determine the statute of limitations for your case and whether there is still time to make a claim.