PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Whenever someone else’s mistake or reckless behavior causes you or a loved one to get hurt, you have every right to hold them financially accountable for the resulting damages. By filing a personal injury claim, you are essentially saying, “This was your mistake, and you (or your insurance company) should be the one to pay for the costs of my recovery.”
VALID PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
Since personal injury law is (hopefully) an unfamiliar topic to you, the best place to start is understanding what constitutes a valid injury claim. At its core, the term “personal injury” refers to any injury you sustain as a result of someone else’s actions, but for reference, we have compiled a list of some of the most common types of personal injury claims we handle in our practice:
Auto Accidents. Whether you are driving a car, riding a bike or motorcycle, or walking as a pedestrian, the driver of the other vehicle or semi-truck can be held liable for your injuries if they caused the accident.
Product Liability. Defective products can be dangerous. We can help you discover whether it is the manufacturer, distributor, or store who is at fault — then fight to hold them responsible.
Construction Accidents. On-site injuries can be caused by faulty or defective work equipment, the reckless behavior of a colleague or boss, or overall unsafe work conditions.
Premises Liability. This term refers to incidents like dog bites, slip and falls, and other accidents that occur on another person’s property. It is their insurance — not yours — that should pay for the costs of your recovery.
Medical Malpractice. Doctors, surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, and other medical professionals have a responsibility to treat their patients with the utmost care. If you believe your physician made a harmful error, give us a call.
Wrongful Death. Just about any kind of accident (including the above-mentioned) can result in the loss of a loved one. In the legal world, we call this a “wrongful death” because it is a fatal accident that could have been avoided if the people involved had not been so reckless, careless, or negligent.
WHEN DOES A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM BECOME A LAWSUIT?
After getting hurt or losing a loved one in an accident, filing a lawsuit may not be your first instinct. After all, your main priority is healing. However, you may quickly discover that insurance companies aren’t as eager to help you out as you may have hoped. In fact, they are notorious for doing the exact opposite — offering you as little payment as they can get away with.
When you meet this kind of resistance from the insurance company or at-fault party, that is when you should discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit with your lawyer.
HOW TO HANDLE AN INSURANCE DISPUTE
Ideally, it’s best to talk your case over with an attorney before ever speaking with the insurance company. That way, you are less likely to run into an insurance dispute to being with. That being said, even if you have already filed a claim or been denied coverage, we would still be happy to evaluate your case — free of charge.
Once we meet to discuss your case, we can help you determine whether to file a claim or escalate your case to a full-blown lawsuit. From there on out, we will be with you every step of the way until your matter is resolved.
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA
As a personal injury lawyer with more than 30 years of experience serving San Diego County, I am very well equipped to handle all kinds of personal injury cases and insurance disputes throughout Southern California. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, don’t hesitate to give us a call.