California Personal Injury Lawyers

Settlement is the name of the game when it comes to California lawyers. Their goal is to get just as much compensation for the plaintiff as potential.

Types of Personal Injury Cases in California

Personal injury cases in California fall under civil lawsuits, meaning that the offender is liable merely for financial compensation, and cannot be charged with any criminal liability.

Personal injury cases in California are pigeonholed into three Different classes: intentional tort, negligent tort and strict liability. Intentional tort is fairly self explanatory: It’s a case where the injury or harm was by choice carried out by the offender. Negligent tort happens when a man?s negligence, recklessness or unintentional activities cause injury to somebody else. Even if the injury is brought on by a dog, it’s the pet-owner who’s held liable for the activities of the creature. Strict liability doesn’t need any evidence that it was the neglect of the offender that caused injury.

Common Cases

Since most of the personal injury cases that happen in California involve neglect, California injury attorneys are trained to litigate negligent tort. These attorneys specialize in bringing into court personal injury cases caused by car accidents, traffic crashes, construction liability, injury due to dangerous property conditions, slip and fall injuries, machine injuries, dog bites or dog attacks. Most of these cases are insured by California homeowner?s liability insurance, California auto insurance, or California underinsured or uninsured motorist insurance policies.

In cases of neglect that lead to the passing of somebody else, a California personal injury lawyer can help the plaintiff (victim?s relatives or heirs) bring the case to the California civil court. The claimant can sue the wrongdoer for the passing of a family member and seek reparation for the damages, but just the state?s district attorney who can raise a case on criminal charges.