Imagine slipping on a wet floor, getting hit by a distracted driver, or someone else’s dog bites you. Who is liable for your injury? It is a complex question that many victims have asked, for receiving compensation for something that wasn’t their fault. Several factors need to be determined before establishing a personal injury claim.
The details of the accident/incident are highly crucial to evaluate the extent of liability. Most people are in the dark about getting compensated rightfully. Especially for complex accidents, the question of liability is in itself the most important one to answer. This is why you must contact Sarraf Law Firm without any delay.
Know your rights
You are eligible for a legal claim against the party at fault when you have suffered injuries arising out of negligence or lack of duty of care of another person. When another’s recklessness has been proven, the personal injury laws in California provide relief to victims who have suffered such injuries.
It is understandable, that many people are unaware of the instances or the types of injuries that result in a successful injury claim. Accidents can happen but a personal injury law firm can help you understand the nature of your injury and the extent to which you can get compensated.
Reviewing the instances
Personal injuries happen in different forms. The higher the magnitude of the injury, the higher is the claim amount that you can seek. You can not only suffer personal injuries from a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, and slip and fall accidents/incident but also from wrongful death, dog bites, and severe injuries from getting hit as a pedestrian.
Accidents in California are frequent, given that its roadways are challenging. When an accident takes place drivers, operators, and pedestrians can get affected or injured. Most of the accidents occur because of distracted, impaired, or drowsy drivers. While some of them are physically less impairing, others cause damage to the extent that can make your finances reach sky-high.
Car accidents or truck accidents are likely to cause as many injuries as compared to motorcycle or bicycle accidents. A driver’s reckless driving or negligence can cause you severe injuries, following which you can file a personal injury claim.
What constitutes serious injuries?
- Traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries: For which you can be temporarily or permanently disabled causing your medical bills to pile up.
- Amputation for multiple broken bones: Injuries that not only cause physical damage but also result in loss of income and high medical expenses.
- Mild pain or injuries: These involve muscle tear or ligament damage, often getting severe after a few days from the accident.
- Internal damage or injuries: Injured organs and several other internal complications, leading to death or long-term disability.
Premises liability claim
Apart from negligent and reckless drivers, the lack of duty of care of property owners can also result in your injuries. It automatically makes you eligible to pursue a claim for such personal injuries. As a visitor or customer, you are entitled to a safe environment that falls under the liability of the premise’s owner.
There are other personal injuries that you can suffer as the result of someone else’s inappropriate conduct. You can also file a personal injury claim if you have suffered a dog attack or got hit while taking a walk.
The negligence laws in California also allow a victim to file a claim for wrongful deaths. It is when you have lost a loved one to someone else’s fault. Sarraf Law Firm is rooted in assisting its clients in claiming the expenses of medical care and other monetary compensation for injured individuals.