Personal injury law involves claims and lawsuits for injuries and other damages brought by an injured person as a result of the wrongful act or failure to act of somebody else. This area of the law doesn’t involve the prosecution of a criminal case. Personal injury law involves private cases against private individuals or corporations where the injured party (plaintiff) seeks compensation for damages that they sustained.
Almost all personal injury cases are brought on the legal theory of negligence. To prove negligence, the plaintiff is required to prove certain elements of that legal theory. Most negligence cases involve motor vehicle accidents. They can also involve construction accidents, slip and falls or trip and falls, medical negligence or malpractice or animal attacks.
As personal injury lawyers, we might also undertake the representation of a person who was injured through an intentional act rather than a negligent act or omission. With an intentional tort, there was a manifest intent to injure the plaintiff. These cases might involve batteries, sexual assaults, theft, false imprisonment or a significant trespass upon the land of the plaintiff.
Personal injury law might also involve the law of product liability when injuries resulted from the use of a dangerously defective product. The product may have been designed improperly, manufactured defectively, or it might have had insufficient warnings or instructions. These cases don’t ordinarily involve the law of negligence. If the plaintiff can prove their case, the defendant becomes strictly liable even if they did everything possible to prevent harm to the plaintiff.
What we do
As Glendale personal injury lawyers, we represent injured people against the other people or businesses that caused their injuries. If a death resulted from that wrongful conduct, we represent the estate and the family of the person who was killed against the person or business that caused their death. Some of the types of accident cases we take involve:
- Slips and trips
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
Don’t cooperate with the other side
It’s highly likely that the insurer of the person who hurt you will contact you and want you to give a tape recorded or written statement. You’re under no legal obligation to do that, and it’s also highly likely that what you said in that statement will be used against you sometime in the future in an attempt to shift the blame for the accident onto you or minimize your damages. You won’t know what you’re doing until it’s too late, and by then, you’ve already prejudiced your case.
Don’t bring us money
When you’ve been injured in an accident by the fault of somebody else, you don’t have to worry about coming to our office with any money. We’re paid on a contingency fee basis, and no fees are due until such time as we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. We’ll even advance the necessary litigation costs of your case on your behalf.
When you’ve been injured by the act or failure to act of somebody else, the law in California permits you to seek certain damages. Those include but aren’t limited to:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost earnings and earnings reasonably certain to be lost in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Any permanent disability
- Any permanent disfigurement
The insurer of the party responsible for your accident is going to start their investigation and formulate their defense right away. That includes wanting a statement from you. When you come to us, we’ll immediately start our investigation too, and we’ll begin building your case. When the Yagoubzadeh Law Firm is representing you, you’ll never hear from the other insurance company again.
We’re an aggressive law firm, buy we’re also sensitive to what you’ve had to go through just because somebody else wasn’t paying attention. Insurance companies, defense lawyers and judges all know us and respect us. Our record of successes speaks for the very high quality of personal injury legal services that we deliver. You can call us at the Raiser & Kenniff Law Firm to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation by one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, or you can use our online contact form, and somebody will be right back with you. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions about your accident case. People injured by the negligent conduct of others deserve just compensation.