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If you have been injured by the fault, negligent conduct, or intentional act of another person or entity, you may have a personal injury claim.
A personal injury is the physical or mental harm suffered by one person that is caused by the careless or wrongful actions of another. Personal injuries can be caused by auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, and medical malpractice.
Examples of personal injury cases include: car accidents, as in the case of one driver failing to pay attention and hitting another car; falls on sidewalks or steps that are slippery, broken, cracked or raised due to a person failing to maintain, clear or repair them; medical, doctor or hospital mistakes that cause an injury or death; dog bites where an owner is strictly liable for the natural tendencies of their pet.
You must prove the other person or entity owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care by acting carelessly, and that the conduct resulted in harm to you. For instance, if you were stopped at a light and your car was rear ended yet you sustained no injury you don’t have a personal injury claim, you would simply have a property damage claim.
When personal injuries occur, victims and their families are often overwhelmed by pain and suffering, medical bills, and the loss of household income and they may not know where to turn for help. If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious personal injury, it’s important that you have the experience of the attorneys at the Law Offices of David V. Luu in your corner.
Personal injury cases can be complicated. Compensation for your injuries will vary depending upon liability, the facts of how the accident occurred, the nature and extent of your injuries and the damages sustained. However, in general, the type of money damages you may recover in a California personal injury case includes:
Pain and suffering;
Lost income due to your inability to work caused by the damages from your accident;
Medical expenses for doctor visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, chiropractic care, care, and rehabilitation therapy;
The cost of repairing or replacing your car and other items damaged in the accident; and,
Punitive damages in limited types of cases.
In order to maximize your recovery of money damages, you need an experienced attorney who can clearly establish the fault, negligent conduct, or intentional act of another that caused your injuries. In most cases, your attorney must be able to demonstrate that the person who caused your injury owed a legal duty to you. Examples are:
the duty of a fellow driver to obey traffic laws;
the duty of a property owner to maintain that property in a reasonably safe condition;
the duty of the owner of an animal to provide for the safety of others; and,
the legal duty owed by a hospital or doctor to its patients.
Contact the Law Offices of David V. Luu online today or by telephone at (714) 697-8600 to speak with one of our helpful staff members to schedule a FREE consultation and speak with one of our attorneys in Santa Ana, California.