Oceanside Personal Injury Lawyer
The personal injury laws in California allow you to file a claim or lawsuit for damages and losses when the negligent actions of another person or entity leave you injured or the accident results in the death of a loved one. Building a strong case and establishing negligence for your claim is the main goal of an Oceanside personal injury lawyer at Lem Garcia Law. As a team of top attorneys that serve clients across California, we’ve made it our mission to provide the type of comprehensive legal representation that focuses on personal attention and excellent client communication.
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How an Oceanside Personal Injury Lawyer Will Fight for Your Rights
When you’re injured due to the negligence of a company or another person, you deserve compensation for your injuries and other damages. You also deserve excellent medical treatment, and recovery for the loss of quality of life, lost wages, and the opportunity to move forward and focus on your recovery. Catastrophic injuries can be life-changing, impacting every aspect of your life including your physical, mental, and financial health.
Our team of personal injury attorneys lives by the principles of integrity and excellence. Our mission has led us to obtain some of the best personal injury verdicts and settlements in CA.
With a hardworking, experienced injury lawyer by your side, your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve are significantly higher. Additionally, you can be sure you hold every party involved in your accident accountable for their actions.
Going it alone is possible, but the added stress of filing the correct paperwork on time, handling court fees, and meeting with insurance companies, can be overwhelming, which can greatly affect your recovery. At Lem Garcia Law, our CA attorneys will take care of the investigation, settlement negotiations and we won’t rest until you’ve received the compensation you deserve.
Types of Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
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When you’re injured in an accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for non-economic, economic, and punitive damages in the form of a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
These damages are awarded for the direct monetary losses that are directly related to the accident, such as:
- Missed time at work
- Property damage
- Medical treatment
Non-economic damages are awarded to injury victims for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental distress
It’s much easier to place a dollar amount on economic damages since you will have medical bills and receipts to back up your claim. With non-economic damages, it can be trickier.
In cases where punitive damages exist, a judge may order the at-fault party to pay additional damages as a form of punishment for their reckless actions. These damages are available in situations where there’s a wanton disregard for the safety of others.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury attorney can handle a wide range of claims, not just auto accidents. Some of the claims we handle at Lem Garcia Law include:
Auto accidents often involve serious injuries that can lead to lifelong disabilities. Some accidents may also involve third parties. Building these cases can be very complex and often takes a thorough investigation to gather the type of evidence needed to ensure our clients receive maximum compensation. If you’re pursuing a claim against the at-fault driver, you need a skilled and experienced Oceanside accident lawyer on your side. Some of the common causes of car accidents in California include:
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Adverse weather conditions
- Reckless driving
A truck accident usually involves severe injuries or fatalities due to the size difference between a passenger car and a semi-truck. Commercial trucks are subject to additional regulations and rules that are designed to keep drivers safe on the road. If the truck company or truck driver violates these laws, it can result in a catastrophic accident. Accident claims that involve trucking companies and third parties can be extremely complex. Don’t attempt to file this type of claim on your own. Let one of our knowledgeable Oceanside truck accident attorneys help guide you through this type of complex legal process.
Because a motorcycle does not provide the same type of protection to the rider that a car can for a driver, the motorcycle accident victim often sustains severe or fatal injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, a personal injury attorney can help you receive a large settlement that can cover the cost of damages.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident on private or public property can cause moderate to severe injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken bones
No one goes out to run errands or visits someone’s property thinking they will end up in the hospital. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are very common. Property owners and business owners have a duty of care to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. If they have breached their duty of care, you can file a premises liability claim or lawsuit. A lawyer can investigate your claim and gather the evidence that’s needed to hold the responsible party accountable for damages.
Accidents happen in the medical field every day. Unfortunately, medical errors can cause lifelong disabilities. These situations can include:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
An attorney at our firm that specializes in medical malpractice can help you explore your options and will advise you on how to proceed with this type of complex claim.
A dog attack is a traumatic experience. In most cases, the dog attacked for no reason, without being provoked. If you have been attacked by a dog, you have the right to bring a claim for damages against the dog’s owner. California, like many other states, has laws that address the liability of the dog owner. You may need ongoing medical treatment due to the severity of the attack, or reconstructive surgery if the dog bites caused disfigurement. Don’t wait to contact a personal injury attorney if you have been attacked by a dog. Schedule a consultation with an attorney today to get the help you need now.
If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another person, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. The compensation available in this type of claim is meant to compensate the surviving family members for their losses, such as loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and loss of benefits.
A product liability claim involves defective products, including anything a consumer can buy, such as medical devices, car parts, toys, and food. This is an extensive practice area that can involve holding multiple parties responsible for injuries and other damages.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Several different factors can affect your claim and every claim is unique. The best way to determine whether or not you have a claim is to schedule a consultation with an injury attorney.
During a consultation, an accident lawyer will examine the facts of your case, looking at it from every angle.
A lawyer may ask the following questions:
- How, when, and where did the accident occur?
- What injuries did you sustain?
- How many people were involved?
- Did you seek medical attention for your injuries?
- Have you spoken to or met with an insurance company claims adjuster?
The answers to these questions, the facts of your case, and any documentation you bring with you to the consultation can help the attorney determine whether or not you are eligible to file a claim.
What is My Claim Worth?
Determining the value of a case can be very complicated and will depend on the types of injuries you sustained, who was at fault, how many parties are involved, and whether or not your injuries are permanent. In many cases, the more severe the injuries, the higher the settlement. By speaking with an experienced lawyer, you can learn more about the value of your claim and what types of damages you can hold the at-fault party or parties responsible for.
Contact a CA Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At Lem Garcia Law, we believe in guiding and supporting accident victims through the most challenging time in their lives. With aggressive and committed representation and open communication with our clients, we will work tirelessly to ensure our clients are heard. If you have been involved in an accident, an Oceanside personal injury lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help.
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