You Have Rights Following An Injury
Personal injury claims are legal claims made
because one person has harmed another either
through negligence or intentional acts. All
personal injury claims involve one or more
people suffering injury or harm and another
person causing the injury or harm. The person
or parties responsible for the injury or harm are
liable under the law for their actions and
accordingly compensation for the harm.
For example, in a simple car accident, one
person is harmed/injured because of the
negligence of the driver who is at fault.
Accordingly, at the heart of all personal injury
claims are the issues of 1) liability and
2) damages. In other words, who did something
wrong (liability) and how serious is the harm (damages). Liability is created by a determination of who is responsible for the harm. Damages encompass the harm/injury suffered. Typical damages include medical care, pain-and-suffering, emotional distress, lost earnings, loss of companionship, future medical care, car rental fees etc.
When dealing with all personal injury claims an early investigation is imperative to determine the factual basis of the event and the extent of the damages. Let's say, for example you have a head-on car accident where the other driver is responsible and your car is totaled but miraculously you are not injured at all. Under this example there would be liability attached to the other driver but the only damages would be property damage/ fixing the car. Another car accident example might be a small bump to your fender but you would suffer whiplash, neck pain, migraine headaches and medical expenses. In this case there would be both liability for the person hitting your fender and damages for which they are responsible because of your injuries.
The amount of damages a car accident victim may recover are unlimited in California. However, restrictions do apply. The length of time to file a lawsuit, called the statute of limitations, if exceeded can deny a claim and your right for recovery. Calculating the deadlines to file is not always simple and is one reason for hiring an attorney to protect your rights.
Because all personal injury claims are different it is important to hire a knowledgeable, assertive counsel to handle your claim. The lawyers at Burns Law Group have extensive experience in personal injury claims. Whether the cases are complex, where liability is disputed, and damages are not clearly apparent or supported by evidence and documentation, or where cases are basic and liability is clear but maximizing the damages for a client is desired, Burns Law Group has vast experience. Burns Law Group has the resources, the experience, and the reputation to go head-to-head with insurance companies. It is critical to get competent legal representation as quickly as possible following any type of injury accident. Call Burns Law Group today, don't delay.
Please note that we work on a contingency basis which means you don't pay us any fees until Burns Law Group gets compensation for you. To be clear, there is no attorney fee if there is no recovery. However, fee or no fee, Burns Law Group is always there to help you decide what's best for you. We will protect your legal rights and maximize your benefits.