Welcome to our California Personal Injury Law page. This section helps you get answers to your legal questions by allowing you to submit them to experienced California personal injury lawyers for review. To ask a lawyer near you, use the search function in the blue box.
How do I know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you have a potential personal injury case, it means you have suffered physical injury or mental anguish caused by actions or negligence of another party. Personal Injury cases can include auto accidents, wrongful death, defective products, medical negligence, truck, motorcycle, train and plane accidents, and work injuries. If you are wondering whether your personal injury case has validity in the eyes of the law, use the zip code or city finder on this page to ask an experienced California personal injury lawyer. There is no charge for contacting and consulting with the attorneys associated with this site.
How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Work?
When one party’s actions or product causes someone else personal injury or damages, the person or business at fault is legally responsible (liable) and can be required to pay compensation. In judging liability, the court looks for negligence (carelessness). When you file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent person or company, you are really seeking compensation from their insurance company. The goal of the insurance company or corporate lawyers is to maximize profit, not help you, which means they will try to pay out as little as possible for your injuries. The job of your personal injury lawyer is to prove negligence and negotiate with the opposing insurance company and their lawyers.
How Much Money Should I Receive?
Compensation is generally awarded based on proof of negligence and degree of injury. So your case value will vary depending on the severity of your injury, the number of wages you stand to lose, and the medical expenses your injuries necessitate.
Can I Handle My Claim Without Hiring a California Personal Injury Lawyer?
Yes. This is what the other party’s insurance company wants you to do so they can pay you less than your case is worth. The purpose of hiring a California personal injury lawyer is to protect your legal rights against a large company (insurance) and so you receive from that insurance company the amount of money you deserve.