Overview of Personal Injury Law

overview personal injury law

You have seen the advertisements on television and on billboards featuring attorneys who espouse an ability to get you a lot of money for an accident. People are injured in traffic accidents every day and insurance companies do not always want to give accident victims their due, hence, there are law firms specifically dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured people.

Each state has specific personal injury laws, so it is important to hire an attorney who is especially well versed in California law. They should have years of experience in representing accident victims and they should have a stellar reputation with the state bar association. They should have a trained staff that is dedicated to researching your case.

If you have been injured in an accident, there are a few things you should know about the law before you hire an attorney.

Insurance in California 

California is a tort state when it comes to insurance, which means that the person who is responsible for an accident is responsible for its associated bills. Because it is a comparative negligence state, your insurance may cover your bills even if you were partially responsible for the accident. You may be able to receive compensation for the percentage of the accident that the other driver caused. For example; if a negligent person was deemed 70% responsible for a crash and you were found to be 30% responsible, their insurance would pay for 70% of your medical bills. 

Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are many ways that a person can get hurt and there are several different personal injury categories. When you hire an attorney, you should make sure they have handled your type of case in the past.

Car Accidents

Car crashes are one of the most common types of accidents. There were about 3,563 in the Golden State in 2018. Auto insurance companies often try to offer claimants too little money and that is when a lawyer can step in and negotiate with the insurance company on a claimant’s behalf.

Premise Liability 

When a grocery store fails to clean up spilled cooking oil or something equally slick in a timely fashion, they may be liable for anyone who is injured because of slipping on it. Anytime a person or business fails to safely maintain their premises, they may be subject to a lawsuit.

Product Liability

Sometimes companies introduce a new product without properly testing it for safety. If a person is injured because they ate a certain kind of food or used a certain product, they may bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer for damages.

Workplace Accidents

Every year, thousands of people are injured or die on the job. Construction and roofing are some of the deadliest jobs a worker can have. If a person is injured in the course of performing their job, they may be entitled to compensation. It is important to enlist the assistants of an attorney to get you the money you deserve.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the country. In spite of this statistic, California has limited the amount of money for which a person can sue if they are injured by a doctor. Hospitals can afford top attorneys, so it is important to have an experienced lawyer by your side when you face them.

If you have been injured in an accident, Lawyers Dennis Grossman and Paul Grossman will work hard to get you the money you deserve. Getting injured is painful and trying, but a good attorney can help ease the pain and help you get back on track.

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Posted - 04/28/2020