Santa Clarita Personal Injury Lawyers
Santa Clarita personal injury lawyers
Because the law can’t give injured people a new spine, arm or leg, the only way to compensate them is with money. That’s based on the legal rule that an innocent victim shouldn’t be required to carry the burden of the negligence or misconduct of somebody else. Negligence can occur in any number of ways.
Most injury claims arise from a negligent driver who crashes into another vehicle or pedestrian. Every driver on the road has a legal duty to operate their vehicle in a safe and careful manner so as not to injure or damage the person of others. If that duty is breached, and the driver causes an accident that injures somebody else and/or damages their property, the negligent driver can be held liable.
This is probably the second leading cause of personal injury claims that clients come to us for. The owner or occupier of land can be held liable when an injury is caused by an unsafe condition on their property that they knew or should have known about. These cases are often seen in the context of slip or trip and fall accidents, merchandise spills in large stores or negligent security.
Construction work is the most dangerous form of employment in the United States. More injuries and deaths occur in the construction industry than any other line of work. Most construction workers believe that when they’re hurt at work, workers’ compensation is their sole and exclusive remedy. Most of the time it is, but there are a significant number of cases where construction workers are injured by other workers from other companies. When this happens, another cause of action arises outside of the scope of worker’s compensation. These cases are usually more valuable because the law allows for other damages beyond those in a workers’ compensation case.
When a person dies as a result of the negligence or wrongful acts of somebody else, a claim for wrongful death can arise. This is a civil case for damages and not a criminal prosecution. The California wrongful death statute governs who may file the wrongful death suit along with what damages they might seek. These cases are usually brought by the decedent’s spouse, domestic partner or children. The wrongful death claim is ordinarily filed as a separate count in a personal injury action.
Product liability involves injuries that are caused by defective products that injure people. Defects can be in design or manufacturing. Lawsuits can also be filed for a failure to warn. Everybody in the chain of commerce from the manufacturer to the retailer can be held liable under product liability law. What makes product liability law different from other injury cases is that the injured party need not prove the elements of negligence. Strict liability can attach.
Our law firm handles personal injury cases in Santa Clarita and all of Southern California. We’re aggressive trial lawyers, but we’re professional in court and sympathetic and understanding with our clients. We maintain the highest standards of professional responsibility and excellence. Many accident victims don’t receive the compensation they deserve because they either don’t know their legal rights, or an insurance company got to them before they got to our office. You’ll only prejudice your case if you don’t call us right away. Call us sooner rather than later for a free consultation and case evaluation. Serious injuries deserve serious compensation.