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Personal Injury Accident in Granada Hills, California

When you’re involved in an accident, your life may be turned upside down physically, emotionally, and financially if you were hurt. Though someone else caused your harm, you may think you can’t afford to hire an attorney to help you get the money you need because of large medical bills or an inability to work. The Granada Hills personal injury attorneys at Walch Law understand your concern, which is why we offer a free initial consultation and take all their cases on a contingency fee. This means you don’t pay until after we get you paid. Let our team review your situation, explain the personal injury lawsuit process, answer your questions, and discuss how we’ll fight for you to get the compensation you need and closure you deserve. Contact us to get started right away!

Personal Injuries Explained

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 means any physical, mental, or financial harm suffered by the victim.

Common Causes of Injury

There are many scenarios where accidents can happen and personal injury lawsuits may be properly filed. However, some are more common than others. To learn if the situation that caused your injury may entitle you to compensation, consult an experienced Granada Hills personal injury lawyer today.

Personal injuries often result from:

Granada Hills is a bustling city of over 52,000 near Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. Here, personal injuries may arise in almost any situation imaginable due to the large number of residential homes, apartments, office buildings, businesses, restaurants, and retail establishments. The growing population also requires a large amount of construction in the area to keep up with demand, so construction sites are a common sight around town. The city is also home to busy streets, heavy traffic, and close to major, gridlocked freeways like the 405, 5, and 118. Negligence on the part of an individual, a worker performing their job, a landlord or property owner, a motorist, or even a government agency responsible for keeping people safe can all cause injury and render them liable.

Negligence

Personal injury victims usually file a lawsuit claiming against the alleged wrongdoer claiming they are owed compensation for injuries caused by the defendant’s negligence. If you can prove negligence, the defendant is usually liable for your injuries. Negligence is proven if you can show:

  • 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
Negligence Per Se

Victims can also create the presumption a defendant was negligent if they can prove the defendant caused their injury while breaking any law, rule, or regulation designed to promote safety. This includes traffic laws such as speed limits or the prohibition on texting while driving or driving under the influence. It also includes safety regulations from OSHA.

What if I’m at Partially Responsible?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, you may still be entitled to recover partial compensation. Courts in California use the theory of comparative negligence, meaning the court assigned to your lawsuit will review the facts and assign everyone involved a percentage of fault that corresponds to their level of fault in the accident. Any award for damages that you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Getting Compensation for Your Granada Hills Personal Injuries

Even accidents that seem minor at first can result catastrophic injuries, massive medical bills, a long-term or permanent inability to work, or even death. These consequences can turn a victim’s life upside down and throw their financial future into turmoil. These considerations are motivating factors for courts to award an injury victim compensation for damages caused by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to recover for harms such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Permanent disfigurement, scarring, or disability
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In some cases, you may be entitled to an additional award of damages if the defendant engaged in particularly vile, reprehensible behavior when you were injured. These are difficult to prove and entirely up to the court’s discretion but can be very large if they are awarded.

Speak to a Lawyer Today

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. Granada Hills personal injury attorneys Robert and Gary Walch will start working as soon as they are hired to get you the most money possible as quickly as possible. We want to give you peace of mind, a sense of closure, and a check, so we make sure unnecessary delays don’t occur in your case. Contact us today to see how our 40 years of experience providing clients with a 95+% success rate can help get you the compensation you deserve.

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