Personal Injury Claims & Lawsuits In California
Personal injury is an area of law referred to as Tort Law. A tort is simply a bodily injury or emotional harm that is caused by another person’s negligence or intent. The injured party is the plaintiff and the party who caused the injury is the defendant. The most important thing to remember is that if you are injured because of another person’s negligence or wrongful act, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured and are unsure of your rights, contact the personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP for a free consultation. In order to preserve your right to compensation for your injuries, do not wait to contact us. Call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation, or complete the contact form on this page.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims can arise out of many different types of accidents and situations, such as:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog Bites
- Boating and swimming accidents
- Medical malpractice and Birth Injuries
- Wrongful death
- Toxic substance exposure
Types Of Personal Injury Damages
Damages in a personal injury claim refer to the losses suffered by a victim. There are two types of damages, special and general. For an accident victim to have a viable claim, he must have suffered a loss.
- Special Damages. These include all costs related to medical care, wage loss while recuperating from injuries and property damage.
- General Damages. These can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.
Damages can also be awarded for future earnings and future medical costs.
Time Limitations For Making A Personal Injury Claim In California
The law has strict time limits for filing a personal injury claim. These time limits are referred to as the statute of limitations. If an injured party fails to file a claim within a specified time, they can be forever barred from making a claim for their injuries.
Injured in an Accident That Is Not Your Fault?
Call us at 1-800-718-4658 or complete the contact form on this page. The personal injury attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP will be able to provide a free case evaluation. Our lawyers work with clients to protect their right to compensation. Our attorneys never collect a fee for their services, unless a recovery is made. Contact us today for your free consultation.