What Are Common Personal Injury Cases?
Some common personal injury cases include:
- Auto Accidents
- Left Turn Accidents
- Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Negligence Claims
- Tripping Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Products Liability: Defective Motorcycle Gear
- Wrongful Death
- Injury Due to Government Negligence
What Damages Are Recoverable in California Personal Injury Cases?
There are two types of damages that are recoverable in California personal injury cases, which include special damages and general damages. Special damages are those damages that are financial in nature, such as hospital and medical bills or lost wages. On the other hand, general damages are those that are non-financial losses, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress.
What is Loss of Consortium?
Loss of consortium is a claim for damages suffered by the spouse or children of a person who has been injured or killed as a result of the defendant’s negligent or wrongful acts. Generally, claims for loss of consortium are not awarded unless the person injured dies or suffers a severe and enduring injury. The suing party must show that the injured or deceased family member cannot provide his or her spouse or family member with the same love, affection, companionship, comfort, society, or sexual relations that were provided before the accident.
What is a Statute of Limitations?
Statute of limitations is the period of time you have to file a claim or suit. Personal injury cases have a statute of limitations varies depending on the type of case, but generally, the time limit usually starts on the day the accident or injury occurred and can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. However, in claims involving government tort or injury involving government entity, such as an car accident with a government city vehicle, requires the injured party to first file a claim with the appropriate governmental agency within 6 months from the date of the accident. Finally, depending on the outcome of the claim, the injured party will then have either 6 months or two years to file suit. If you fail to follow the guidelines for the statute of limitations, you may lose your right to file a claim. Thus, it is vital you speak to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer immediately to preserve your claim!
Our personal injury attorneys specialize in various personal injury matters including complex personal injury cases, government torts specifically related to auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, left turn motorcycle accidents, truck accident, multi-car accidents, which involve a government vehicle such as Metro Bus, fire truck, U.S Postal Service, and Water & Power Truck. If you have been involved in an accident involving an Government vehicle, give our office a call at (310) 943-1171 for a free consultation!
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