Personal Injury FAQ
Accidents and injuries happen every day in Southern California. After an injury, you can face financial losses, as well as physical and mental suffering. You should discuss your rights to compensation with a personal injury lawyer in Upland. The following are some examples of questions the right attorney can answer.
Which accidents can lead to a personal injury case?
A personal injury claim can arise if another party was negligent and caused your injuries. Negligence can occur in many situations, and the following are some accidents that commonly lead to personal injury claims:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
No matter how your injury occurred, you should have a lawyer evaluate whether you have the right to take legal action.
What type of compensation can I expect?
Losses can take many forms following a serious injury, and the compensation you may request will depend on the types and extent of the losses in your particular case. Some common losses include:
- Medical expenses
- Estimated costs of future medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Future lost earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- Permanent injuries
- Wrongful death
The more serious your injuries, the greater your losses will likely be. A lawyer will need to evaluate your losses before they can give you an idea of how much compensation you deserve.
How do I prove liability for my injuries?
To obtain compensation, you must prove that another party was negligent. This means the party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused your injuries. There are many types of evidence of negligence, including witness reports, police reports, arrests or traffic violations, video footage, and more. Gathering evidence and proving liability is an important way a personal injury lawyer can help.
Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Upland Today
The Law Offices of Brian Brandt handles many types of accident and injury cases. Call 800.983.4467 or contact us online for a free case evaluation with an Upland personal injury attorney.