What is a personal injury case?
We have all been injured at some point. However, if your injuries were due to someone else’s wrong doing, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury case. A personal injury suit is different than criminal case because they are not initiated by the government. Instead, a plaintiff must file a complaint against another party claiming that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm. So if you have suffered injuries, and someone else is responsible for these injuries, then you may have a personal injury case. If you do, a court judgment may find the other party legally at fault, which means you can recover damages for your economic and non-economic damages. If you believe you have a case and are looking for help from a skilled personal injury attorney, or if you have more questions, call ELDESSOUKY LAW to speak with one of our lawyers serving West Covina, California.
What kind of personal injury cases do you handle?
At ELDESSOUKY LAW, we have a team of very talented personal injury lawyers who have experience in a number of different kinds of personal injury cases. There are many ways in which a personal injury may come up, and if you are not sure if you have one, it’s best to consult an attorney instead of simple writing it off. You never know what you may be able to recover after your accident. Here are a few examples of types of personal injury cases that we have experience in:
- Bicycle accident
- Auto accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Dog bite
- Truck accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Wrongful death
There are plenty more kinds of personal injury cases that we handle. To get started on your own, call our firm at 714-409-8991 and we can schedule you a free consultation with one of our experience personal injury attorneys.
How do you prove fault in a personal injury case?
Most of the time, negligence is the main legal concept that a personal injury case is built upon. Negligence is proven through several key elements. First, there must be shown that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. A duty of care is another legal term that refers to the responsibility one person has to avoid causing harm to someone else. One example of a duty of care is the duty of care a driver owes to other vehicles on the road. A driver must operate their vehicle with reasonable care at all times, including taking into consideration factors such as traffic, weather, and visibility. Once a duty of care has been established, the plaintiff will need to show that that duty of care was breached. In your own personal injury case, you will need to prove that the actions taken or not taken by the defendant failed to meet the required level of care under the certain circumstances. The final step is to prove that through the breach, you were harmed. Getting help from a skilled ELDESSOUKY LAW personal injury attorney will extremely vital in being able to establish specifically what duty of care was owed and how exactly that duty was breached. Pinpointing theses details is a task that should be left to an attorney. So if you believe you have a personal injury case, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm to get the help you deserve.
What kind of compensation can be won in a personal injury case?
Personal injury cases are brought up usually to seek compensation for what a plaintiff has lost. These can be both economic and non-economic, since the goal is to award the plaintiff in a way that makes them “whole” again from a monetary standpoint. These awards are called compensatory damages and are meant to put a monetary value on all the subsequent consequences of an accident. Here are some examples of compensatory damages that you may be able to recover in your own personal injury case:
- Medical bills
- Long-term care
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Injury to reputation
In some cases, you may even be able to recover punitive damages. These are meant to punish those who have acted in a particularly malicious or reckless manner. No one case is the same, and the severity of your injuries and losses will determine how much you can actually recover. Our skilled personal injury attorneys take a very individualized approach to each case presented to us. Get in touch with our firm to see what you may be able to recover based on your own situation.
Why should I choose ELDESSOUKY LAW to represent me in a personal injury case?
Not only does our firm take away the financial burden by offering free legal advice and representation, but we stand out in our genuine interactions with our clients. Injuries can be tough to deal with, but our lawyers are here to serve you and make sure you are properly and legally represented so that you have the best chances in winning compensation.