Grounds for Personal Injury Claims

Grounds for Personal Injury Claims

Do you have grounds to sue for damages?

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a serious accident, it is important to consult with an Antelope Valley personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out whether you are entitled to financial compensation. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, and with success, you could receive compensation for all of your losses associated with the accident.

The key question to answer is who is at fault for causing the accident. If it can be proven that the other party is responsible for causing your injuries or the death of your family member, you most likely have cause to file a claim with the goal of recovering monetary damages.

Proving liability in a personal injury claim can be done in many ways:

  • If, for example, you were hurt in a car accident, your attorney will most likely obtain a copy of the police accident report to find evidence that the other driver was at fault.
  • Proof of driver distraction may be obtained through witness reports, as well as by subpoenaing the driver's cell phone records to find evidence that he or she was texting on a cell phone at the time of the accident.
  • In the event that your case involves a claim of medical malpractice, we may investigate the medical records to discover documentation of errors or omissions on the part of the doctor.
  • Premises liability cases such as slip and fall accidents often require the services of engineers and accident reconstruction specialists who can perform an exhaustive study of the incident and provide expert testimony in the courtroom.

Compensation for Accident Victims in Lancaster and Palmdale

As soon as possible after you have been injured or lost a family member, contact us at Accident Attorneys for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to find out whether you have grounds to sue for damages. We have more than 75 years of combined experience fighting for accident victims and their families, and we know how to prepare a case for the best chances of success. With recognitions such as inclusion in the California Super Lawyers® list and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, we have proven our ability to get results for our clients. We believe that you should not be forced to pay the price for an accident that you did not cause.

Do You Have Questions?

  • If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.

  • Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.

    You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.

  • If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.

    If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.

  • There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.

    In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.

  • Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.

    Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.

Have You Been injured in a car accident? Let the Accident Attorneys Help

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