Injured in a Negligent Accident?
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Representation You Can Trust
According to a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC), “accidental injury has become the No. 3 cause of death for the first time in U.S. history”. This category includes preventable wrongful deaths due to a car accident, falling or drowning. Negligence is often the reason behind accidents and it can come in many forms. Examples of negligence include distracted or aggressive driving, a company releasing a defective product and medical malpractice. If you have been wrongfully injured due to another’s negligence, then it is in your best interest to hire qualified personal injury lawyers to help protect and fight for you.
The Temecula / Murrieta / Riverside County personal injury lawyers at our local California law firm have provided zealous and effective representation for victims since 1995. Your life after a serious injury is never the same, even if you receive a favorable outcome in many circumstances. We understand that and tailor our services to meet your individual needs in the present as well as the long-term. We diligently investigate your personal injury claim in order to build a strong case. Our goal is to build the strongest case possible in order to receive a favorable outcome in your case. We achieve this by utilizing our decades of experience handling all types of personal injury claims in California. In addition to our experience and ability to address all issues that arise with the insurance company, we offer personalized service every step of the way.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of another, then it is in your best interest to consult local Temecula / Murrieta / Riverside County personal injury lawyers. They will be familiar with state and federal personal injury laws and will be able to fight and protect you to the maximum extent of those laws. While hiring a lawyer may seem like an expensive and unaffordable option, it could be the option that pays for itself in the long run. If you have been wrongfully injured, then you deserve restitution for past, present and future damages suffered.
These damages are often sizable, depending on the circumstances, and can include medical bills (including ongoing treatments and extensive rehabilitation), compensation for lost wages (including any future lost earning potential as a result of the injury) as well as pain and suffering caused by the incident. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will better your chances of receiving rightful compensation rather than the likely lowball offer you will receive from the guilty party’s insurance company.
Additionally, if you have been wrongfully injured by a company, then be prepared for any legal proceedings you pursue to be tedious and difficult. Companies, especially large corporations, often have a retainer of lawyers on their payroll in the event that they are sued. It will be the sole job of these lawyers to ensure that you either do not receive the full amount you are asking for or that you do not deserve any compensation at all. One of the experienced personal injury lawyers at our firm have faced such situations before and know how to negotiate and fight for your best interests against competing parties.
What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?
A person can be injured in a multitude of ways. The following are some of the most commonly reported reasons that people file personal injury claims:
- Dog bites. When a dog (or other animal) attacks a person, then the pet’s owner can be held liable (even if the attack happens off his or her property). For example, if a dog digs a hole or otherwise manages to get out of its enclosed area and attacks someone, then the pet owner can be held responsible even if he or she is not home, was unaware that the dog was out or if the attack happened down the street from his or her home.
- Sexual assault by health care providers. While a scary thought, it is true that abuse happens in health care settings, such as clinics, hospitals and doctor’s offices. According to the Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management (GHSHRM), the professions where sexual abuse is reported the most is “various counseling professions” (85%), specialists’ offices (7.3%) and nursing (3.7%).
- Nursing home abuse. Elders can also suffer sexual assault and other forms of abuse at the hands of nursing home personnel. Elders most at-risk for elder abuse in these settings are individuals who have no family to visit them (and therefore no one to keep an eye on them). The most common examples of elder abuse include neglect, withholding medication and unlawful use of restraints.
- Medical malpractice. When we seek the help of a medical professional, we are putting our health and our trust in the hands of another who is supposed to be well-educated in how to correctly treat patients. When a person is wrongfully injured due to a surgical error or other form of medical malpractice, then several parties — including the surgeon and the hospital itself — may be held liable.
The Temecula / Murrieta / Riverside County personal injury lawyers at Gnau & Tamez care about helping you and your family seek justice. We are dedicated to your case and will be zealous advocates to help you obtain the maximum compensation available.
We Are Experienced Trial Lawyers on Your Side
As experienced personal injury lawyers, we know how to effectively litigate your personal injury case. We work hard to explore all favorable options as it relates to your situation. This includes discussion of potential benefits of settlement negotiation or taking your case to trial depending on the specifics of your claim. We handle cases for clients in Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and the surrounding areas.
Being injured is stressful enough. Let us handle your personal injury claim so you can focus on getting your health back. Learn more about your legal options and how we can help by scheduling a free case evaluation. Call 951-370-1111 or contact us online. Hablamos español.