Oxnard Personal Injury Lawyer
No one wakes up in the morning expecting they might be seriously hurt or killed in an accident at home, work, while driving, or going about daily life activities. Because people don’t plan for accidents and injuries, when they do occur many victims are overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. The experienced Oxnard personal injury lawyers at Walch Law understand are here to get you help when someone else is responsible for your injuries. Robert and Gary take every case on a contingency fee basis, so pay nothing until after you get paid. Call us today and so we can answer your questions, explain the process, and start fighting for you to get the money you deserve.What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is harm that a victim suffers as a result of another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Injury is a broad term when referring to personal injury, as a physical, emotional, or financial harm may all qualify a victim to sue for compensation.When Do Personal Injuries Usually Occur?
Because nearly any situation imaginable could result in injury if another party behaves in a manner not consistent with their legal duty to the victim, it’s impossible to image every situation where a personal injury claim might arise. However, some situations more commonly result in these lawsuits than others. It’s common to see personal injuries arise during:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Car, truck, train, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
Oxnard, just northwest of Los Angeles and seated beside to the massive, congested 101 freeway, may seem safe on its face. However, the heavy commuter population and busy streets bring massive amounts of residents, visitors, and tourists alike into, out of, and around the city each day. The large number of cars on the road contributes to a large number of accidents, injuries, and deaths. In 2017 alone, 1,598 people were reported hurt or killed by California’s Office of Traffic Safety, and just this year a three-car accident at North Rose Avenue and Central Avenue killed one person and sent two to the hospital.
Off the roads, Oxnard is home to a large population that need a multitude of retail establishments, supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants, and offices to meet their needs. The number of different buildings and services in the city present countless risk of injury for patrons, workers, residents, and visitors alike. It only takes moment of negligence by an individual, a landlord, manager, or property owner, a motorist, or even a government agency for an accident to occur.Winning Your Personal Injury Case
Most personal injury victims pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit alleging someone’s negligence resulted in harm to them. If negligence is established the alleged wrongdoer is usually liable for damages the victim suffered. The legal standard for negligence involves proving:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
- They breached that duty through an action or a failure to act
- The breach caused you injury
Even personal injury victims who may be partly at-fault for the situation that resulted in their injuries could potentially recover at least partial compensation for the harm they suffered in California. Under the principle of comparative negligence, courts will review the facts of a case apportion a certain percentage of fault to each party based on their actions and culpability. Any award of damage a victim receives is then reduced by the percentage of fault they were assigned by the court.Personal Injury Damages
Even accidents or incidents that appear minor may ultimately result in catastrophic injuries or death, astronomical medical bills, long-term or permanent disability, and require a lifetime of treatment. This is why victims who establish another party is liable for their injuries may be entitled to an award of compensatory damages by the court for physical, emotional, and financial harms. Victims may be entitled to recover for injuries including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
- Permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses or burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Accidents can be traumatic, emotional events even without the added anxiety surrounding medical bills, injuries, and potential inability to work. Oxnard personal injury attorneys Robert and Gary Walch understand your situation and will fight to get you maximum possible compensation as quickly as possible so you can focus on your recovery. If someone else is responsible for your injuries you deserve closure and a check quickly, so we avoid unnecessary delays when handling your case. Contact us today to see how our 40 years of experience providing clients with a 95+% success rate can give you a leg up when pursuing the justice you deserve.