Liability in a Personal Injury Claim
Claim Compensation for Your Accident
At Accident Attorneys, we take pride in helping accident victims and their families to claim compensation for the wrongs they have suffered. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident that you believed was caused by the other party, you can come to us for help.
An Antelope Valley personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you recover monetary damages to pay for your medical expenses, your lost income and the pain, suffering and emotional distress which you have been forced to experience. We are ready to put our more than 75 years of combined experience to work for you!
The courts in Palmdale, Lancaster and throughout the rest of California recognize the right of an accident victim to sue for wrongful injuries.
If your car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident was caused by the other driver, you should have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. The same is true in cases of injuries or illnesses caused by medical malpractice, as well as in product liability cases in which defective products or dangerous drugs are the cause of an injury or death. Whatever the circumstances of your case, you should not be forced to pay the price for an accident that you did not cause.
Liability Insurance Claims vs. Lawsuits
Depending on the circumstances of your case, your claim may be filed directly against the party who is responsible for causing your accident, or it may be against his or her insurance policy. Most traffic accident cases, for example, end up with a claim being filed against the at-fault driver's liability insurance policy, since the purpose of such insurance is to defend the policy holder against legal action over an accident.
In cases that do not involve insurance, whether you are pursuing action against an uninsured motorist or against a corporation, you will be filing a direct lawsuit. In either scenario, you will be seeking to hold the other party liable for the losses that you have suffered in the aftermath of the accident.
Hold the Other Party Liable and Seek Justice
Enforcing the liability of the other party is not only a matter of recovering financial compensation. By taking legal action against the person who caused your injury or your family member's death, you are also holding that party responsible for his or her actions and seeking justice for the wrongs you have suffered. In some cases, this may even result in additional consequences, such as if your lawsuit against a manufacturer ends up in a product recall. You may not only be able to claim monetary damages for yourself and your family, but you could also protect others from suffering similar wrongs.
To find whether you have grounds to sue, contact us now for a free case evaluation to tell us your story and get started on a strategy for pursuing your claim!
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.