Personal injury usually occurs when you are injured through the fault of someone else. The injury can be either physical or mental, but when you suffer due to someone else’s careless, negligent, reckless, or deliberate action, you have a right to demand compensation for the damages incurred.
At the Peck Law Group, one of the areas in which we’re very passionate about is personal injury law. Hiring a qualified Los Angeles personal injury attorney, such as The Peck Law Group, is the first step in the process.
Types of Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can occur anywhere and at any time. There are several common types of personal injuries that include:
Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, or Car Accident
Motorcycle, Truck, and Car Accidents happen every day in a variety of circumstances. Many times a driver is injured due to his or her own fault. At other times careless drivers may cause an accident that injures other drivers or pedestrians.
Car accidents can be a result of distractions, using a cell phone, falling asleep while driving, breaking traffic laws, or even driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The injuries sustained from a car accident can be minor to tragic with many ending in fatalities.
If a car or a motorbike accident was not your fault, you have the right to bring a claim against the driver responsible for your injuries; including pain and suffering, lost wages, and possible future medical expenses.
Boating trips can be fun! Unfortunately a boating accident may occur during your trip. Many times the accidents are caused by the boater’s negligence, while at other times they are a result of poor weather conditions and low visibility.
Federal and State boating laws require even the smallest boat to have the right safety gear on board including life jackets, life rings, whistles, lights, etc. Failure to have proper safety equipment can result in hampering rescue efforts and lead to a claim of negligence against the boat’s owner.
Although we all get sick on occasion and usually visit the doctor’s office infrequently, our doctors and medical team have a duty under the law to provide us with the correct diagnosis, medicine, and treatment options. Many things can go wrong if the doctors are negligent in the care of their patients.
A medical malpractice lawsuit allows you to recover the monetary damages for the mistakes made by your doctor. To prove that a doctor or a member of the medical team is responsible for your deteriorating condition, a medical expert must testify that the doctor or a part of his or her team neglected to provide you with adequate care treatment, and breached the standard of care.
Owners of stores and other public places have the obligation to provide safety on their premises for the protection of their customers. If a person falls or slips at any business location, whether at a big chain superstore or an independent retailer, the business owners are liable for the injuries that their customer suffers from.
Slip and fall accidents at a business location can occur for a variety of reasons including buildup of snow or ice in the entrance, tripping over a mat placed in the premises, or items on display that are placed in the customer’s path that cause them to trip and fall. There are many possibilities of such accidents, and if a fall is caused by a hazardous condition on the premises you can recover the damages from the owner of the business for your injuries or suffering.
Accidents can also occur on the job, especially when working in risky industries like construction. If you are injured on the job due to the negligence of your employer or a deliberate action of someone, you may be liable to compensation from your company for your medical bills, lost wages, and benefits. Many people also develop job-related occupational diseases which does not necessarily occur on the employer’s premises, but can be caused or made worse by the nature of the employment.
Injury from a Faulty Product
We all place our trust in manufacturers and suppliers when purchasing various products and expect them to be safe when used as intended. But when the manufacturers fail to adhere to their duty of care and keeping their products safe, results often lead to a risk in your health and safety.
Faulty or defective products are not only restricted to food. They include damaged furniture, faulty electrical appliances, flawed vehicles, expired medications, contaminated blood during transfusion, and defective medical devices and apparatus.
Injury from a Dog Bite
Almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in America. If the dog bites are not treated properly they can cause serious injury, infections, and even death depending on the animal’s condition. The open wounds of a dog bite can often require proper medical attention and long stays in the hospital.
The law obligates the dog owners to have reasonable control over their pets at all times. If a dog bites another person who has not provoked him/her to attack, the injured may have a legal right to recover the damages from the owner of the dog or another responsible party.
Injury from Someone’s Negligence or Intentional Behavior
As human beings, we all have a duty to behave and be responsible. If someone is injured physically or emotionally due to the negligence or deliberate action of another person, the injured has a right to claim a lawsuit to recover the damages. If a person ruins your reputation which leads to unemployment or any other harm, you may have the right to claim a lawsuit to recover your damages and receive compensation.
If you, a friend, or a family member has sustained an injury, loss of life or financial loss due to someone else’s doings, contact The Peck Law Group toll free at 1-866-999-9085 as soon as possible. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys are waiting by whether you live in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Bernadino, the Antelope Valley, Ontario, or surrounding areas.
Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers can help you recover the monetary damages for your injuries and anguish. The monetary damages that are common in personal injury lawsuits include:
- Medical Treatment: Compensation of a personal injury lawsuit almost always includes the cost of medical treatments. The reimbursements include the bills for the treatment already received as well as the medical care you are likely to receive in the future.
- Lost wages: Many times accidents and life-long injuries prevent workers from returning to work for short or long periods of time. Sometimes the injured is unable to go back to work permanently. The damages for the lost wages not only compensate the income that has already been lost, but also the amount which could have been earned if the accident hadn’t occurred.
- Loss of property and valuables: In case a vehicle, your clothing, or any other item was damaged in the accident, the court obligates the offending party to reimburse the items according to their market value.
- Mental trauma: Serious accidents usually give way to emotional distress which includes fear, anxiety, stress, lack of sleep, etc. The sufferer is paid a compensating amount for their pain and sufferings.
At The Peck Law Group we offer you a free consultation where our team of expert personal injury lawyers can answer all your questions and review your options with you. We try our very best to give you the greatest possible settlement or verdict.
With over 40 years of combined experience working with personal injury victims and millions recovered, we will get you the compensation that you and your family deserve the most. The Peck Law Group works from different locations in California which include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Oakland / Alameda County, and the Antelope Valley.
Remember, a sound body is essential to living life to the fullest. By sustaining a personal injury, you can greatly impact your daily life which can make performing simple and daily life tasks difficult.
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About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.