Personal Injury Accident in Chatsworth, California
Accidents are called accidents for a reason; nobody expects to be hurt at home, school, work, running errands, or on the roads in Chatsworth. That’s why when you’re confused about the right steps to take when confronted with an unexpected injury caused by someone else you need to contact the experienced Chatsworth personal injury attorneys at Walch Law today. Robert and Gary always offer a no risk initial consultation and take all their cases on a contingency fee, so you don’t pay until we get you paid. Let our team review your unique situation, explain the personal injury lawsuit process, answer your questions, and discuss how we’ll fight for you to get the compensation you. Contact us to get started today!What is a Personal Injury?
Anyone who suffers injury because of another’s negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal behavior may have a claim for personal injury and be owed compensation by the wrongdoer. Injury is defined broadly, so that means any:
injuries caused due to another party’s wrongful behavior may make them liable for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. In Chatsworth, it’s common to see personal injury lawsuits arise from – and compensation be awarded for – situations including:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Wrongful deaths
- Construction accidents
- Uninsured motorist claims
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Concussions and other head injuries
- Car, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, and pedestrian accidents
- Brain injuries
In Chatsworth, a city of over 41,000 people near Los Angeles, personal injuries may arise in almost any situation imaginable due to the large number of residences, multitude of office buildings, numerous businesses and restaurants, recreational establishments, heavy development and resulting construction sites, busy city streets, and proximity to large freeways like the 405, 5, and 118. Negligence on the part of an individual, a worker while performing work, a business, or even the government can all cause injury and render them liable.
To learn if the situation that caused your injury may entitle you to compensation, consult an experienced Chatsworth personal injury lawyer today.How Do You Prove Someone is Liable for Your Injuries?
Victims of personal injuries most often file a lawsuit claiming they are owed compensation for their injuries because they were inflicted when a defendant acted negligently. To do this and establish liability, you must show:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
- Breached it by an act or a failure to act
- Caused you actual harm through their breach
Victims can also create the presumption of negligent conduct by showing defendant injured you while breaking any law, rule, or regulation designed to promote safety, such as the speed limit when driving. This makes the defendant liable for any resulting injuries you can prove.
Even if you are party at-fault for the situation that injured you, you may still be entitled to recover some compensation. In Chatsworth, under the theory of comparative negligence the court hearing your case will review the facts and assign each party involved a percentage of fault depending how their conduct contributed to the accident. Any award you receive will be reduced by the percentage of fault you were assigned for the accident.Getting Compensation for Your Chatsworth Personal Injuries
Even seemingly minor accidents can result in life-changing, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries for unsuspecting victims. In these situations, an innocent person’s life changes instantly and permanently – lifelong care and extensive medical treatment can result in astronomical bills, and the potential of an inability to work for life seriously impacts the victim and their family’s financial future. This is why courts may award victims of negligence compensation for their mental, physical, emotional, and even financial injuries. It’s common to see awards for injuries including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident of any kind, we you may be suffering from anxiety about bills and an uncertain financial future in addition to the trauma you already endured during your accident. Chatsworth personal injury attorneys Robert and Gary Walch will fight for you as soon as they’re hired to get you the most money possible for your injuries quickly. We want to give you peace of mind and get you closure and a check, so we make sure no avoidable delays occur and we will always communicate promptly and update you about your case. Contact us today to see how our 40 years of experience providing clients with a 95+% success rate can work for you!