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What is a Personal Injury Case?

In a nutshell, a personal injury case can be claimed whenever one person is harmed from an accident or injury because of the actions of another person. The accident doesn’t have to be intentional, of course. But someone could still be on the hook for personal injury medical expenses and more under many circumstances.

Personal injuries can be devastating to those who suffer them. These types of claims cover a wide variety of injuries and ills, including:

  • broken bones
  • slip and fall injuries
  • burn injuries
  • automobile accidents and associated injuries
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • and much more

As a result, those who suffer personal injuries may need to press a claim against another individual in order to receive damages to help them recover from the incident.

How Do Personal Injury Cases Occur?

Most personal injury cases occur because of an accident. Take motor accidents, for example. Although no one deliberately tries to cause a motor accident, someone being negligent (like texting on their cell phone instead of watching the road) can easily cause one just the same. That person might be on the hook for a personal injury case depending on the circumstances.

Other types of personal injury cases occur in work environments. For instance, a shelf display at a retail store falling on a customer might occur because an employee didn’t stabilize the shelf or put it together properly. The retail store could be on the hook for a personal injury claim.

Ultimately, personal injury cases can happen anywhere and to anyone, including:

  • at the grocery store
  • on the road in your car
  • on the sidewalk
  • at a park or playground
  • at a restaurant

What Compensation Can You Receive from a Personal Injury Case?

The medical costs for personal injuries can vary wildly, but they are often too expensive for the victim to handle by themselves. Thus, personal injury defendants may be found guilty and their insurance may be forced to compensate the victim for multiple things, including:

  • past and future medical expenses
  • damages for lost income if the victim is unable to work
  • damages for future lost income if the victim is paralyzed
  • pain-and-suffering damages to account for physical and mental turmoil

However, successfully winning a personal injury claim relies on having an airtight case and understanding California personal injury law. For instance, the statute of limitations states that personal injury victims must press a claim within three years of the accident date.

Skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can give you the best chance of winning a personal injury case.

Contact KJT Law Group

At KJT Law Group, our experienced lawyers are well equipped to handle your personal injury case regardless of circumstance or severity. In fact, we have many years of experience under our belts and fully understand California law. We can help you put together the case that can when you the damages you need to fully recover. Contact us right away by phone (818-507-8525) or by email (info@KJTLawGroup.com) and we’d be happy to give you a free case evaluation!

 

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

Black’s Law Dictionary estimates that only four to five percent of personal injury cases ever make it to trial. Very few cases ever do make it into a courtroom. Most reach an out-of-court settlement. This is due to two things. First, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), about half of all civil cases lead to a positive outcome for the plaintiff. Second, it’s time-consuming. It can take months or even years to battle a personal injury case in the courts.

What Should I Do After a Bicycle Accident?

When you’re in an accident on your bicycle, call the police. Of course, if you’re badly injured, you’ll have to rely on a witness to do this for you. If you feel fine, you still must call the police. You might find more damage to your bicycle than you first thought. You don’t want the driver to leave without having a way to get hold of that driver down the road.

Motorcycle Accidents – 5 Statistics That Will Leave You Shocked

In 2015, approximately 8.6 million motorcycles were registered in the U.S. That same year, motorcycle riders suffered 88,000 reported injuries, and 5,029 fatalities were reported. When you’re on a motorcycle, there is very little protecting you from serious injury during a crash. Cars have a harder time seeing you. If there’s a crash, the clothing and helmet you wear are the only protection you have between the ground and other solid surfaces. Here are five shocking statistics about motorcycles and motorcycle accidents.

Hit By A Car Crossing The Street? Here’s What To Do Next

Did you know that most pedestrian accidents occur between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m.? About 3 out of 4 accidents where a car hits a pedestrian take place in the dark. This is why it’s so important to wear bright, reflective clothing. If possible, wear flashing lights that can be seen from different angles.

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