There are seemingly countless ways to sustain an injury without warning. Unfortunately, while you can guard against being harmed in avoidable accidents by generally taking steps to optimize your own safety in any situation, you might still one day be injured in an accident resulting from the negligence or malicious actions of another party.
Has this happened to you? If so, you may seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses and damages by identifying the careless party responsible for your injuries and filing a claim or lawsuit.
Be aware that taking legal action does not automatically guarantee you will receive compensation. The insurance carrier of the negligent party who caused your injuries will likely be responsible for providing the compensation you are seeking. Odds are they will attempt to avoid paying you what you are owed by seeking reasons to deny your claim or settle for less than your claim is worth.
That doesn’t need to happen. With proper legal representation, you will have a much greater chance of arriving at a fair settlement.
A San Luis Obispo personal injury attorney at the Law Office of John B. Richards will help you pursue compensation after you’ve been injured because another party was careless. Allowing us to handle your case will help you devote more attention to your recovery during this critical time.
“Personal injury” is a very broad term that refers to numerous types of cases. Those we handle include:
California law allows victims of motor vehicle accidents to seek financial compensation for their relevant losses and damages when their accidents are the result of another party’s carelessness. Optimize your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation you deserve when filing a claim by hiring a lawyer to represent you.
Enclosed motor vehicles like cars and trucks protect their drivers and occupants to some extent thanks to such safety features as seatbelts and airbags (along with the metal frames of the vehicles themselves).
Someone who is injured while riding a bike or walking around San Luis Obispo on foot doesn’t have this protection. Thus, if you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, there is a good chance your injuries are quite serious. The team at our San Luis Obispo personal injury firm can help you seek compensation accordingly.
Have you been injured because a negligent dog owner didn’t keep a watchful eye on their pet? Contact a San Luis Obispo personal injury attorney to discuss your rights.
Property owners are legally required to take basic reasonable steps to prevent slip and falls and similar accidents. You can file a claim if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall because a property owner or manager did not fulfill their duties.
The designers, manufacturers, and marketers of products can be held liable when consumers are injured because any of these parties overlooked critical defects or failed to properly warn customers about the dangers of using their products.
You should not have to pay for your own medical bills and absorb the cost of other such losses when you have been injured because someone else was negligent. By filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, you can pursue financial compensation for your losses.