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Personal Injury Accident in Studio City, California

Accidents happen, but because no one is prepared for an accident when it happens – one of the reasons they’re called accidents – an unsuspecting victim can find their life turned upside down in a split second. If someone’s negligence resulted in physical injury to you, an inability to work, expensive property damage, or astronomical medical bills, you may think your finances won’t allow you to hire an attorney. The Studio City 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 pay nothing 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 will fight for you to get the compensation you need and closure you deserve. Call 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 means any physical, mental, or financial harm suffered by the victim.

Common Situations Creating Personal Injury Claims

There are many scenarios where accidents can happen, and personal injury lawsuits may be properly filed in the aftermath. Personal injury lawsuits often result from:

Studio City is seated near downtown Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles near busy streets and the massive 101, 134, and 405 freeways. It’s a city where personal injuries can happen in almost any way imaginable. The large number of apartments and homes, office buildings, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, and retail establishments present an endless list of risks for patrons, workers, residents, and visitors. The city also requires a large amount of construction to build new structures and restore or renovate older buildings, so high-risk construction sites are a fixture in town. All it takes it a moment of negligence by individual, a worker on the job, a landlord or property owner, a motorist, or even a government agency for an accident, injury, or even death to occur.

Establishing Liability for Your Injuries

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 damages. Negligence is established if it’s proven:

  • 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 can also be proven if 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 leash laws designed to prevent dog bites.

What if I am at Partially At-Fault for the Accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, you may still be entitled to recover partial compensation under the theory of comparative negligence. In California, the court hearing your case will review the facts and assign everyone involved a percentage of fault based on their level of responsibility for the injury-causing accident. Any damage award you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault. A skilled Studio City personal injury attorney can argue for the minimum possible fault to be assigned to you in these situations.

Getting Compensation for Your Studio City 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
  • Permanent disfigurement, scarring, or disability
  • Property damage

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 quite 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. Studio City 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 no unnecessary delays occur in your case. Contact us today to see how our 45 years of experience providing clients with a 95+% success rate can help get you the compensation you deserve in a hurry.

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