Getting Justice in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

September 9, 2022

If you or a loved one have been injured and believe you may be eligible for compensation, you’ve come to the right place. There are many types of personal injury claims, and your lawyer can help you understand how they should be compensated. 

If you’re hurt, you deserve compensation and justice through your lawsuit. Your lawyer can help you get that coverage and peace of mind. 

What Injuries Qualify for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If an injury is eligible for a personal injury lawsuit, it’s because it could have been prevented by the actions of another party. Negligence is a key part of a lawsuit; if someone is careless with your safety, you may have grounds for a claim. 

Personal injury lawsuits can often be broken up into the following categories:

  • Car Accidents Car accidents are among the most common types of personal injury lawsuits. Fault depends on the details of your accident, whether you were hit by a distracted driver, a multi-car pileup, or a single-car accident because of a technical error. 
  • Dog Bites In California, dog bites are the responsibility of the animal’s caretaker, regardless of whether the dog has shown a predisposition to violence in the past. As long as the person bitten was occupying space near the animal legally (such as a public place or the owner’s home with an invitation to be there), the owner is liable.
  • Slip-and-Fall AccidentsIf you slip, fall, and injure yourself because a surface was hazardous (slippery or obstructed) due to someone’s negligence, it is grounds for a personal injury suit. People who own property that the public can access have an obligation to keep things clear and clean for safe passage.
  • Intentional Torts As the name implies, intentional torts are purposeful actions by a party to harm, frighten, or harass the victim. In some cases, you may even need to wait for a criminal trial to conclude before you can seek compensation, but getting justice is worth it. 

What Damages Can I Expect?

Victims who choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit aim to be compensated for the incident and its aftermath. 

You can expect to be compensated for physical damage to yourself or your property, the cost of medical bills, and wages lost during recovery time. These are called economic damages, and they’re a key part of getting justice after your injury. 

With the right personal injury lawyer, you may also be able to pursue non-economic damages or losses that are more difficult to quantify. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, psychological damages, and loss of consortium.

If the person or party who caused your injury did so intentionally or due to gross negligence, you may also be eligible to pursue punitive damages. These damages are solely intended to punish the guilty party for their behavior.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

The evidence needed to support a personal injury lawsuit varies widely depending on the basis of the suit. It can feel like a mountain to sort through, but you don’t have to do it alone. 

With the help of the accomplished lawyers at Kohan & Bablove Injury Attorneys, you will be able to get the maximum compensation for your claim with the minimum amount of stress. 

When you’re ready to speak with an attorney, reach out for a free consultation. Call 1-844-404-2400 or fill out the online contact form below.