Other Areas of Law
Personal injury is an area of law designed to protect those harmed by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction of others. Also called “tort law,” personal injury law encompasses a full range of legal claims.
A personal injury is described as any harm caused to a person. It can be any injury resulting from bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death sustained by any person and caused by an occurrence for which the state or anyone else may be held liable. Also included in personal injury claims are causes of actions for libel, slander, malicious prosecution, and false arrest. Each victim can file a personal injury claim for physical injury, emotional injury and, occasionally, for property damages. In some cases, such as those involving medical malpractice or wrongful death, the family of the injured or deceased can file suit on behalf of its loved one.
Specific common causes of injuries include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Automobile Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Animal Bites
- Wrongful Death
- Slip and Fall
- Workplace Injuries (for which workers’ compensation is not the “exclusive remedy”).
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Aviation Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents Head & Brain trauma
- Nursing Home Abuse
Those who file personal injury claims may be eligible to receive damages, namely financial compensation for their loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disability, and other resulting injuries. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, you are encouraged to obtain legal advice immediately, as there are specific time periods (“statutes of limitations”) for which one has to file a personal injury cause of action.
If you are considering pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it is wise to seek the help of a personal injury lawyer, who has knowledge and experience in representing clients in personal injury cases.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of our website for further information on the California workers’ compensation system and the benefits to injured workers, provided under the California workers’ compensation laws.
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