When a victim suffers a personal injury due to the actions of negligence of another, it often happens unexpectedly and quickly. A personal injury incident can be devastating for a victim and the victim’s family and it can completely disrupt the victim’s life. The victim’s injuries can be serious, requiring a lot of medical treatment, or even long-term rehabilitation. The victim could lose time from work, and may have to shoulder hefty medical expenses, even if the victim has health insurance. Sudden expenses due to a personal injury can place a significant financial burden on a victim and the victim’s family.
It is unfair for a personal victim in Clovis to have to be responsible for the financial strains placed on them because of their injuries when the injuries are due to the fault of another. That is why personal injury victims can and should seek financial compensation in the form of damages from those who are responsible for causing their injuries. The at-fault party could be personally liable, or may have insurance that will cover a personal injury claim. Damages can be sought from the at-fault party or his or her insurance provider in order to effectively restore the victim to his or her state prior to the cause of the victim’s injuries. Used
Personal Injury Law Is A Complex Area Of Law
Personal injury cases can be complicated. Personal injury claims are multi-faceted, and no part of a claim should be neglected. For instance, when it comes to personal injury claims it is important to understand:
● The scope and extent of the victim’s injuries,
● The legal basis for the specific type of personal injury claim being pursued (e.g., automobile accident law, dog bite law, premise liability law, etc.),
● How the negotiation and settlement process works,
● How to successfully negotiate a settlement,
● How insurance companies operate to pay out as little on a personal injury claim as possible, and
● The specific rules for the court in which the claim is being brought if settlement negotiations fall through.
Since these types of claims can be so complicated and because there is so much at stake for a victim and the victim’s family, it is critical for personal injury victims to work closely with a dedicated personal injury lawyer in Clovis. The legal team at Steven P. Roberts Personal Injury Lawyers knows what it takes to build a strong personal injury case so that our clients can seek the maximum possible recovery amount for the harm that they have suffered. We want to help you get the full financial compensation that you deserve for your personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Claim Causes
Personal injury law is a broad area of law that covers many different causes of action. At Steven P. Roberts Personal Injury Lawyers, we assist our Clovis clients with all types of personal injury claims. Some of our clients’ personal injury claims have arisen from a number of different causes, including but not limited to:
○ Automobile accidents
○ Bicycle accidents
○ Motorcycle accidents
○ Pedestrian accidents
○ Boating accidents
○ Common carrier accidents
■ Bus accidents
■ Train accidents
○ Workplace accidents
○ Construction accidents
○ Slip and fall accidents
○ Drowning accidents
● Medical Malpractice
● Product liability
○ Defective products
○ Defective pharmaceuticals
○ Head, spine and neck injuries
○ Burn injuries
○ Injuries from animal bites
● Wrongful death claims
Even If You Are Partially At Fault, You Can Seek Recovery
When you are involved in an accident, even if you are partially at fault for causing the accident that produced your injuries, you may still be entitled to seek recovery from others involved in the accident for their share of the liability for the accident. California employs pure comparative fault rules when it comes to liability for accidents, which means that each party to the accident is responsible for his or her share of the damages equivalent to his or her share of the accident liability. The victim’s award amount is merely reduced by his or her own share of the liability for the accident, even if the victim’s own contribution of fault for the accident exceeds that of the other parties involved in the accident.
Damages Victims Can Seek In Personal Injury Cases
Various forms of recovery are available to victims of personal injury incidents. In addition to seeking compensation for incurred and future medical expenses, victims may also be entitled to past, present and future lost wages, compensation for property damage, non-economic damages such as loss of consortium or damages for pain and suffering, and in certain circumstances victims may even be eligible to seek punitive damages (i.e., damages that are meant to punish the defendant for his or her willful bad conduct or negligence).
Contacting A Clovis Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident or due to the actions or negligence of another, it is important that you reach out to and speak with an experienced Clovis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. Time is of the essence in a personal injury case, and a thorough investigation needs to get underway immediately so that potential evidence and witnesses do not become lost due to the passage of time. The sooner your personal injury case is in progress the sooner you will be able to obtain compensation for the harm that you have suffered.
When you need a lawyer who is dedicated to your personal injury claim, look no further than the legal professionals at Steven P. Roberts Personal Injury Lawyers. Our legal team will see your personal injury claim through, whether that involves negotiating a settlement, working with insurance companies, or pursuing your claim diligently in court. We want to see you get back to your life as quickly as possible after suffering a personal injury. Let the lawyers handle your personal injury claim so that you can focus on your recovery. For a free initial consultation concerning your personal injury claim, please do not hesitate to contact us through our convenient online form or by calling 800-258-4848 today.