What is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm or injury from the negligence of another person or business, typically from an accident. Personal injury claims can arise from auto/motorcycle accidents, amusement park accidents, ATV accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, defective products, dangerous conditions on real property, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, or other negligent actions of a third party.
A victim of any of these events may have broken bones, scars, bruises, paralysis, amputations, brain injuries, spinal injuries, or they may have died due to the incident. Personal injury laws provide victims of injuries a method to recover for these injuries, damages, and expenses related to these injuries. A personal injury claim can become formalized through a personal injury attorney representing you at a civil court proceeding.
A court proceeding seeks to find the negligent party legally at fault through a judgment after a trial, or in most cases, these disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed. If someone has been injured through no fault of their own and a third party is responsible for their injuries, they should contact a personal injury attorney to protect their rights. Unlike some other “self-help” areas of law, personal injury law is very complicated and requires adequate skill and knowledge of the laws to properly recover for injuries. A skilled personal injury attorney at Key Counsel can help to guide you every step of the way to recovery.
The purpose of a personal injury case
The goal of personal injury law is to make the injured person whole; meaning, to put the injured person back in the position they would have been but for the accident. Courts can’t turn back the hands of time and prevent injuries from occurring, so they do their best to provide financial compensation to make up for injuries. Injured persons can recover lost wages and benefits, past and future medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and pain and suffering damages. If the act that caused the injury is particularly egregious, then punitive damages may be awarded as a punishment to the actor. Under certain circumstances, the spouses and families of injured persons can receive financial compensation as well.
Having an experienced personal injury attorney helps to maximize monetary damage awarded for your injuries and ensures that claims are filed pursuant to the requirements of California law. Claims are required to be brought within a certain amount of time or they become unenforceable (Statute of Limitations). Additionally, if the claim is against a government entity, there are very strict legal requirements (Government Torts Claims Act) that must be followed within a very short period of time or these claims become unenforceable.
Why work with Key Counsel P.C. Law Firm for this service?
Key Counsel has dedicated its practice exclusively to zealously representing the rights of our clients throughout the state of California. In your most critical moments, turn to Key Counsel for compassionate and effective advocacy. Our team of highly skilled attorneys have helped California injury victims recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. We fight because we care about your cause. Let one of our lawyers fight to get you the results you deserve.
Along with our years of experience and successfully recovering millions of dollars for our clients in verdicts and settlements, our attorneys have received recognition from some of the most prestigious publications and organizations in the country including Super LawyersⓇ, Lawyers of DistinctionⓇ, and National Association of Distinguished CounselsⓇ .
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another party, call Key Counsel today for a free consultation with a licensed and experienced personal injury attorney.