There are numerous reasons why a person would hire a personal injury attorney to represent them in California. With accidents being one of the leading causes of both injury and death throughout the United States, there are over 400,000 personal injury claims filed each year.
The most common personal injury claims throughout California include the following:
Injuries related to car accidents: Car accidents and subsequent injuries are a leading cause of personal injury lawsuits. Automobile accidents can leave victims with significant injuries that often require expensive medical treatment. If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the damage to your property and for your injuries.
Medical malpractice: While the purpose of doctors and medical professionals is to help us when we are either injured or sick, unfortunately this does not always happen. Medical negligence causes hundreds of thousands of people to experience increased physical suffering and wrongful death per year. When a patient is injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, they may seek compensation from the doctor or hospital for their damages.
Dog bites and animal attacks: There are a significant number of attacks from dogs and other animals in California each day. California imposes strict liability for animals which requires that dog owners be held liable for damages that result from an unprovoked dog bite, even if their dog has not bitten anyone before. Even in instances where a bite does not occur, but injury does, an owner may be liable for damages if they were negligent.
Slip and fall accidents: A slip and fall is when someone falls due to the unsafe conditions on a person or company’s property. A few examples of these unsafe conditions can include cracks in the sidewalk, poorly lit or unmaintained stairwells, and slick floors. When injury results from the improper maintenance of property, the victim may seek compensation from the property owner.
Traumatic injuries: Traumatic injuries can result from a variety of accidents. Common traumatic injuries include spinal cord injuries, amputations, brain injuries, disfigurement and burns. When someone incurs a traumatic injury, they often have extreme medical bills, are unable to work and live as normal, and experience severe amounts of pain and suffering. Unfortunately, with many traumatic injuries, it is rare to ever recover fully.
Construction accidents: Injuries can occur quickly and easily at construction sites. It is not uncommon for employees, patrons, tenants or passing civilians to be injured either at or near the construction site. Construction companies are required to take reasonable steps to minimize any potential risk of harm to employees and the public.
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED
If you or a loved one has been injured by someone’s negligence in California, reach out to an attorney at Silva Injury Law today. An attorney can best assess your case and ensure you receive any compensation you deserve for your damages.