Questions About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys Explain the Claims Process
You may be able to file a personal injury claim if you or a loved one have been hurt by the negligence of another party. Personal injury lawsuits may be filed for car accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, or injuries from falls on unsafe properties. This is by no means an exhaustive list of examples. Negligence is the basis for a personal injury claim, regardless of its cause. During a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to show that another party’s negligent conduct caused you or a loved one to suffer damages. Therefore, it is important to choose a law firm with experience investigating and handling these claims.
The Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Ramey Law, P.C. have 59 years of combined experience representing clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others. We take cases in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, including Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County and San Diego County. Our law firm takes motor vehicle crash, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death and construction accident cases.
What Do Personal Injury Claims Cover?
A personal injury claim may involve a person or group of people who have suffered physical, psychological or emotional harm due to the negligent actions of others. As such, personal injury claims can encompass various types of scenarios. The different types of personal injury claims may include:
- Premises liability claims. You may be able to file a premises liability claim if you or a loved one suffered injuries on another person’s property. An example could be if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident inside of a business.
- Car accident claims. A personal injury claim may be filed after suffering injuries in a car, motorcycle or truck accident. For example, you may be able to file a claim if you were injured by a distracted driver or reckless if you suffered injuries.
- Medical malpractice claims. You may be able to file a claim if you or a loved one were harmed by negligent medical care, such as an injury during the delivery of your child, or the failure to diagnose cancer.
- Wrongful death claims. If you lost a loved one to the negligent actions of others, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. These claims can be filed against individuals or business (including hospitals).
- Work accident claims. In some cases, you can file a personal injury claim for certain types of work accidents. For instance, it may be possible to file a claim if a subcontractor or other third party caused your workplace injury.
What Do I Need to File a Personal Injury Claim?
Negligence is the basis of a personal injury claim. You will need to show that the party who caused your injuries or loss was somehow negligent before you can recover compensation. There are multiple elements to showing the other party was negligent. You must show that:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- You were harmed by a breach of this duty.
- There is an element of causation between the breach of this duty and the harm suffered.
- You suffered damages, such as physical, financial, emotional or psychological harm as a result of the negligent conduct.
You could file a personal injury claim for yourself or for a loved one who suffered an injury or death. However, the criteria mentioned above would need to be present for a claim to be successful. You should speak with a personal injury lawyer at our firm to determine whether your claim meets the necessary criteria.
Contact Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys with Questions
The Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Ramey Law, P.C could investigate your situation at no cost. We could help you determine whether it would be possible to file a personal injury claim for damages. Compensation from a verdict or settlement may help pay for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earnings, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Ramey Law, P.C., you may call (310) 988-2400 or you can use our confidential case review form. We could answer any questions you may have about filing a claim. If we take your case, then you will not owe us fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you or your loved one.