Personal injury law in California covers a broad spectrum of issues when one has been physically or emotionally injured, and this often includes personal property that has been damaged. In legal circles, personal injury law is also known as "tort" law, the French word for "wrong." Personal injury or "tort" law is the body of law that allows one to be compensated in the event that someone's carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct injures or damages you or your personal belongings.
Automobile accidents are classic examples of the types events covered by tort law. If someone hits the back of your car while you are stopped at a red light, that person commits a tort, and is referred to as the "tortfeasor" (French for "wrongdoer"). In America that person is generally referred to as the "defendant" once a lawsuit is filed, and the person harmed is called a "plaintiff" or "claimant."
Serious injuries result each day from low speed rear-end collisions. If you have been hurt or injured as a result of a rear-end collision get medical attention first, then contact an experienced Personal Injury Law Firm to discuss your case, because an experienced car and truck accident lawyer can provide you with better legal advice than an insurance agent.
If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call the Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates now at 1-800-704-0151. The consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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State law usually governs personal injury lawsuits, but federal law may apply in certain circumstances. For example, an injury suffered on federal property may be covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act, or liability for injuries suffered in an airplane crash may be governed by international treaties. A claim for personal injury must be accompanied by an injury that can be compensated. In other words, one must prove an injury in order to seek monetary damages. For example, if you were to slip, trip or and fall due to someone else's fault or negligence, you could not recover damages if you were not injured in some way.
The law of personal injury is concerned with determining who may be responsible (who is "liable," or has "liability") for causing injury and how much the responsible party should be required to pay for any damages resulting from the injury. Personal injury law can be classified in the following three broad categories, or degrees of fault: negligence, intentional torts and strict liability torts. Each category is comprised of different types of legal wrongs (or "causes of action"), and indicates a different "standard of care" that may apply to a given incident.
In all matters involving personal injury accidents it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file the lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations. For more information Contact Us.
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