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Irvine Personal Injury Lawyers
- October 3, 2016
When someone else’s negligence causes you personal injury, it’s time to contact a personal injury attorney. At El Dabe Law Firm, our attorneys are well-versed handling personal injury cases that cause damage to your livelihood. Reasonable care is the norm in every state including California. When a person or business fails to adhere to the terms of reasonable care the results in your physical and/or mental injury, you are entitled to seek compensation for your troubles. Our attorneys work to gather evidence to help you build a case against the person or company responsible for your injuries so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
What is Personal Injury?
There are three different forms of personal injury. The first is intentional harm. This occurs when someone sets out to deliberately cause bodily harm to another person. The second is strict liability, which involves the production or sale of a malfunctioning product. An example of strict liability is a vehicle manufacturer that produces a car that does not meet all the safety requirements, yet they continue to sell it to consumers.
As already discussed, personal injury also occurs when someone else fails to use reasonable care. A great example is when a landlord fails to repair a broken stair in a house before renting it out to someone else despite knowing that the stair is broken. If you fall down the stairs because of the broken step, he is to blame for your injuries because he did not use reasonable care to ensure the broken stair did not inure anyone. If the stair breaks and he is unaware that it is not working properly when you fall, it does not fall under the realm of negligence.
There is a very fine line between negligent and unaware, and it’s not always easy to prove. Our attorneys work to gather evidence that proves your injuries are a result of negligence rather than an unexpected accident. Our attorneys are familiar with the laws and the regulations that surround a personal injury lawsuit, and we know what it takes to win.
How Does an Attorney Help Me?
When you are involved in a personal injury case, there many facets to the investigation. Our job is to prove four things.
– Duty of care
– Breach of duty
– Direct cause
Our attorneys gather evidence and take witness statements to prove duty of care. This proves that the negligent party has an obligation to act on a situation to prevent injury to others. When we prove breach of duty, we prove that the party to blame willfully and voluntarily neglected to care for the issue at hand knowing it put others at risk. Proving direct cause means we prove that the lack of action on behalf of the negligent party is the sole reason for your injuries. Finally, we prove harm. This is proven with medical bills, doctor’s notes or anything else that proves you suffered medical injury.
Why Do I Need Irvine Personal Injury Lawyers to Prove Personal Injury?
You aren’t obligated to seek monetary compensation when a personal injury accident occurs. However, you do want to consider it. Personal injury cases include a myriad of different injuries, but nothing is off-limits. You might simply fall down a flight of steps because the maintenance company that cleans the floors in an apartment hallway did not place “Wet Floor” signs on the floor causing you to fall down and break a finger. If you are a writer and can no longer type as a result of this injury, you might lose work and income. Common types of personal injury cases include the following:
– Dog bites
– Car accidents
– Slip and fall accidents
– Work-related accidents
– Motorcycle accidents
– Sexual abuse
– Product malfunction injuries
Not all personal injury cases involve serious injury or death, but they do involve the loss of income due to your injuries as well as the added expense of medical bills you did not otherwise have to pay. Our attorneys want to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Personal injuries often incur medical bills and loss of income, and both cause financial strain on your life.