Personal Injury Accident in Simi Valley, California
We know the time after an accident can be confusing and the idea of making decisions and taking action overwhelming. That’s why the Simi Valley personal injury attorneys at Walch Law offer a no risk, obligation-free initial consultation. We’ll go over your unique situation, explain the process of a personal injury lawsuit, answer your questions, and discuss how we can best help you get the compensation you deserve and what to expect. Time is not on your side, so don’t wait – call us to get started today!Personal Injury Defined
Any injury caused by another’s negligence, recklessness, intentional, or criminal conduct can create a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Injury is broadly defined in Simi Valley – physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and financial harm all meet the criteria of personal injury damages. Simi Valley personal injury claims commonly arise from:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Wrongful deaths
- Construction accidents
- Car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Brain injuries
Because so many different situations constitute personal injury, it’s wise to speak with a Simi Valley personal injury attorney to see if your unique circumstance may permit you to file this type of claim.Personal Injury Claims in Simi Valley
Though personal injury claims can arise anywhere at any time, in Simi Valley some situations arise more often than others. Simi Valley is a growing city on the outskirts of Los Angeles, so dangerous residential and commercial construction sites are everywhere that can injure workers and innocent bystanders alike. The variety of buildings and establishments in the area creates a wide array of slip or trip and fall risks on stairs, carpets, floors, and rugs. Located near the busy 118 freeway, Simi Valley is a commuter-heavy town and cars are the main mode of transportation in the area. Heavy traffic and a population of motorists that regularly engage in distracted driving, speeding, and other bad behavior mean 356 people were reported injured or killed in Simi Valley during 2017 alone.Establishing Liability in a Personal Injury Case
The most common way to establish liability and hold someone responsible for your personal injuries is to prove they acted negligently. To do this you need to show a court they owed you a legal duty of care, breached that duty by acting inappropriately or failing to act when necessary, and this breach harmed you. If you can show this the responsible party will be liable for related injuries that you can prove. Negligence may also be presumed if you can show the wrongdoer broke a law, rule, or regulation designed to promote safety when they caused your personal injury.What Happens if I’m Partly at Fault for the Accident that Injured Me?
In some cases, you may be partly responsible for the accident that left you injured. However, despite this you still may be able to recover some compensation for your injuries. Simi Valley, like the rest of California, uses the theory of comparative negligence when more than one party is at fault. The court hearing your case will review the facts and assign each party involved a percentage of fault for their part in the accident. Any award you receive will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility you bear for the accident – so if you were held 50% responsible and received a $2 million award of damages, you could only recover $1 million. A skilled Simi Valley personal injury lawyer can help argue for a determination of minimal fault on your part.What Compensation is Available for My Injuries?
Personal injuries can generate catastrophic and even fatal injuries as well as damage your mental state and your financial future. If you can establish another’s bad behavior caused your injuries, courts may award you damages to compensate for injuries such as medical bills, lost wages and future earning, property damage, pain and suffering, permanent disability or disfigurement, and even funeral costs.Don’t Delay – Contact a Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident of any kind, we understand your life has been turned upside down and there is often a lot of anxiety surrounding medical expenses, inability to work, and an uncertain financial future. Simi Valley personal injury attorneys Robert and Gary Walch will work hard from the moment you’re hired to get you the most money as quickly as possible for your injuries. Our team makes sure no avoidable delays occur in your case on our end, and to avoid unnecessary stress on your part we will always communicate promptly and update you on the status of your case. Time is off the essence, so call us today to understand why our team is the right choice after an accident.