Personal injury refers to incidents which cause INJURY or DEATH to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
A personal injury claimand /or lawsuit is filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
Cause of Injury: A personal injury claim can arise from a variety of causes, including a traffic accident (with pedestrians, cars, trucks, motorcycles, or bicycles), slip and fall, medical malpractice, dog bite, while at work, or arising from a defective product.
Damages: A person can seek monetary damages which typically includes the injured person’s medical bills, pain and suffering, physical and emotional distress, diminished quality of life, and / or wrongful death.
Time Limits: California law imposes time limits in which the injured person can file a claim against a governmental entity or a Complaint against an individual or business entity, which are known as statutes of limitation. If the time limit has expired, the case will be dismissed with no compensation to the injured person.
Therefore, if you have been injured, we recommend that you seek legal counsel at your earliest opportunity. Our firm can provide you guidance in determining whether you have a claim, against whom you may have a claim, and how to proceed in filing your claim and /or complaint with the appropriate Court.