When you or a loved one is injured as a result of another party's negligence or carelessness, the harm done is often more than just physical. Your life may be thrown into disarray due to expensive medical treatments, missed work, and other losses. You should seek the help of a dedicated personal injury lawyer who can protect your rights and secure maximum damages, while you focus on recovery.
The law firm of San Diego Injury Lawyer has earned a reputation for helping clients rebuild their lives following personal injury and loss caused by car collisions, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, and other results of negligence. We are dedicated to protecting our clients' legal rights and work tirelessly to secure the maximum amount of compensation. Our lead counsel, Kerry Steigerwalt, brings over 30 years of experience to a wide range of legal practice areas to benefit our clients through every stage of a settlement or lawsuit. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in San Diego, CA, schedule a consultation at our law firm today.
If you have been attacked by an animal, our attorneys will work diligently on your behalf to secure compensation from the responsible party. We can help you recover damages for medical care, lost wages, and other losses.
Types of Personal Injury
Personal injury constitutes more than just physical harm. A personal injury lawsuit may also involve the following.
Physical Injury: This is the most common type of personal injury, and constitutes damage, disability or illness caused by the negligence of another person, corporation, or entity.
Financial Injury: Several cases of personal injury involve some degree of financial injury, caused by unexpected medical expenses or loss of income due to the victim's inability to work. Though less common, it is also possible to sustain financial injury without being hurt physically. If a third party's carelessness or reckless behavior threatens the economic stability of the victim or devalues his or her property, this may create the grounds for actionable financial injury.
Intentional Injury: Negligence is defined as a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would have under the same circumstances. However, in cases where the harm or injury was caused intentionally or resulted from gross negligence, the injured party may sue for intentional injury.
Injury to Reputation: These cases include claims of defamation or slander that can negatively impact the victim's emotional and financial stability.
Benefits of Retaining Legal Representation
It is important to retain the legal counsel of a skilled attorney to protect your best interests in a personal injury claim. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all types of personal injury cases and can provide you with skilled advice and guidance pertaining to your unique claim. We can build a strong case by analyzing the evidence to determine the appropriate amount of damages to pursue based on the immediate and long-term cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, and other factors.
We provide every one of our injured clients with compassionate counsel and aggressive representation.
Our ability to consistently recover large settlements and jury awards for our clients truly differentiates us from our competition in San Diego. We have been a part of the community for over three decades, and we provide every one of our injured clients with compassionate counsel and aggressive representation.
Elements of a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury lawsuits make up a significant portion of civil litigation in the United States. There are some minimum requirements an injured person must meet to file a personal injury lawsuit:
- An injury must have sustained by that person, or his or her property must have been damaged
- This injury or damage must have been caused, either fully or partially, by the negligent behavior of a third party
- The victim must have suffered pecuniary (monetary) losses because of the injury
- The personal injury lawsuit must be filed within the state's statute of limitations, which in California is two years from the date of injury
Specialized Legal Representation & Personal Attention
The attorneys at San Diego Injury Lawyer have been recognized by their peers as some of the top legal professionals in the country and are routinely featured in industry lists such as the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers. We offer skilled representation in various personal injury cases, including:
The premature death of a loved one is severely distressing in itself, but the pain and frustration increase significantly when it is caused by the negligence of another person. Whether your loved one passed away due to injuries sustained in a DUI accident, or due to faulty prescription drugs or products, your compassionate attorney can represent you and secure just restitution, lessening the financial burden after a wrongful death in your family.
Establishing liability in a slip and fall accident can be a complex process that requires the skills and knowledge of a seasoned personal injury lawyer. The employer or owner on whose premises the accident occurred will be represented by insurance companies that will try to settle the matter with as little compensation as possible. Your attorney can aggressively pursue your case to recover damages for your losses, including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and the ongoing cost of rehabilitation in the case of serious injuries.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents cover a vast gamut of accidents, including car, motorcycle, truck, pedestrian, bicycle, bus, train, and DUI accidents. Though arising from different circumstances, these accidents can cause victims to sustain horrific injuries that may require extensive and lengthy treatment. Victims may also suffer from financial hardships caused by the loss of income.
Each of these cases requires a deep understanding of the laws governing each sector, and your personal injury attorney can doggedly pursue your claim until you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Defective Drugs and Unsafe Medical Devices
Our legal team also represents clients in all types of product liability cases, with an emphasis on defective drugs and unsafe medical devices. These types of lawsuits, which involve many plaintiffs who were injured by a medication or medical product, are typically handled as multidistrict litigation. This process combines issues (such as evidence) that are common to all cases, but allows each plaintiff to retain their own legal counsel and make their own decisions about accepting settlements and proceeding to trial.
Millions of Dollars Recovered
Our attorneys specialize in many areas of personal injury law. We work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not have to pay any legal fees until your personal injury attorney has successfully secured damages for your losses. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
Contact us today
If you or a loved one has been injured because of another party's negligent actions, it is imperative that you obtain compassionate legal help to protect your legal rights and pursue compensation for your losses. Please contact our law firm today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with one of our attorneys.