Vital Personal Injury Laws in Los Angeles County

By: Lala C. Ballatan

There are some fundamental personal injury laws contained in the laws being implemented in Los Angeles County that everyone need to be well informed about.

Things you have to do in case you were injured in the aftermath of an accident

1. Avoid any more circumstance that may aggravate your injury or in other words, protecting yourself from becoming subject to further harm or causing further harm to others.

2. Immediately seek medical attention by calling an ambulance, going to an emergency unit, calling your doctor and scheduling an appointment for general check up.

3. Identify persons who may have witnessed the accident.

4. Keep a record of crucial and noteworthy conditions during the time of the accident

5. Safeguard and organize the evidences gathered you have gathered.

6. Report sustained injuries, losses and other damages to the insurance company.

7. File necessary government reports.

The legal rights that you can recover for personal injury sustained

An injured person, who can recover compensation for the damages caused by the accident, may become subject under any number of applicable legal theories:

• negligence, product liability, elder abuse, willful misconduct, professional malpractice, assault and battery, premises liability, government torts, highway design, civil rights violation, employment discrimination, Interference with contract, Violation of Consumer Rights, Invasion of Privacy, Slander and Defamation, False Arrest and Imprisonment, Dog Attack and Common Carrier

The parties liable for the personal injuries sustained by the victim/s

• The person who has been negligent of his/her responsibilities and thereby caused the accident to occur

• The company employing the person who had been negligent, as well as his/her joint venture partners

One accident may involve a number of theories concerning liability. It is important to investigate every aspect of the accident, meticulously in order to identify these and therefore sue all the parties responsible.

Proper courts to file the Personal Injury Lawsuit

Lawsuits involving personal injury case that occurred in California can be filed in California courts. This also applies to personal injury lawsuits wherein the person being sued has some noteworthy connection with the said state.

The lawsuit must be filed in the particular county within California where the incident happened, or the county within California where one or more of the defendants reside.

Damages that can be recovered in personal injury lawsuits

Remedies that can be awarded for plaintiffs in a personal injury case may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Past and future pain and suffering

• Past and future medical expenses

• Past and future earnings lost

• Significant Property damages and the loss of use during the period required for its repair

Under the professional malpractice, this theory includes several conditions like medical and legal malpractice, fraud, misrepresentation and deceit, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.

For more information about the Los Angeles personal injury laws, seek the legal assistance of Los Angeles Personal Injury lawyers at http://www.personalinjurylawyerinc.com/


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