What is Involved in an Orange County Personal Injury Case?
Most of us have heard the term "personal injury" used at some point in our lives, whether it was heard in lawyer advertising or from a relative or friend who was involved in an Orange County car accident. What many people don't realize are the factors involved in a Los Angeles or Orange County personal injury case.
Personal injury is a legal phrase used to describe a physical, mental or emotional injury. This type of injury does not include property damage and is most commonly used when referring to a type of lawsuit where the plaintiff claims that the defendant's actions caused his or her injuries.
Personal injury cases often include car crashes, truck accidents, bicycle collisions, pedestrian accidents and dog bites. In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff attempts to prove that the negligence of the defendant caused the accident, which could entitle the plaintiff to financial compensation. Monetary damages in a personal injury case may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Other costs associated with the injuries
Occasionally, the plaintiff will be awarded punitive damages, which are offered when the defendant's actions are found to be intentional or malicious.
If you have been injured in an accident and you believe someone else was to blame, you should contact a personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer will be able to review your case to determine who was at fault. Trouble finding an attorney? Get this valuable book, written by attorney Jim Ballidis, "Avoid Lawyer Advertising Hype. A lawyer's method of finding a lawyer." You can contact us as well as we are an Orange County personal injury attorney at the law office of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Inc. at 866-981-5596. We know how traumatic it can be facing a personal injury lawsuit and will guide you through this difficult time in your life.
Our law firm represents personal injury cases in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Kern County and Ventura County.