Personal Injury | Aghabegian & Associates, PC Blog
A deposition is an important and useful resource to gain information and discover potential evidence for a case. Depositions typically take place during the pre-trial “discovery” phase of a civil lawsuit, such as a personal injury lawsuit. This means that if a deposition is conducted, it will happen after the lawsuit has been filed but before it reaches the settlement or trial stage.
Many people are aware that after suffering an injury at the hands of someone else, they can sue that person for the physical harm they’ve caused. However, far fewer people know that they have the right to sue another person not only for physical injury but for emotional suffering as well. In contrast to physical injuries, emotional trauma can be difficult to quantify, but that doesn’t mean that its impacts aren’t significant or that it can’t be sued for.
A person has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for any type of injury. While dog bites, car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents are among the most common accidents that result in personal injury lawsuits, they aren’t the only ones you can sue for. In fact, if you were injured in any way due to the actions of another, so long as you have the evidence to prove it was the other person’s fault, you can sue for personal injury.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence or even intentional act of another, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for the harm you’ve been caused. The legal term for the compensation you seek to receive in a personal injury case is “damages.” The exact amount of a personal injury damage award varies based on the unique circumstances of the case, as do the type of damages awarded.
You’ve suffered an injury and you think someone else caused it. What do you do? Situations like this happen all the time, and the best course of action you can take is to hire a personal injury attorney to help you file a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims can be filed for a wide variety of disputes, ranging from accidents and defective products to defamation and intentional acts. Some of the most common examples of personal injury issues include bicycle, car, trucking, and motorcycle accidents, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful deaths. In this article, we will help you gain a better understanding of how personal injury law works, the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit, and the rights that you have as an injured party filing a personal injury claim.
One of insurance adjusters’ favorite ways to devalue or deny personal injury claims is to state that your injuries were caused by a preexisting condition. They may argue that you were injured at work or while playing a sport, or that your injuries are due to age. Their goal is to convince you to accept a small settlement or to avoid fighting back altogether, but this is a mistake.
Nothing is more terrifying than watching your child suffer, especially when it involves a violent dog attack. Children are particularly exposed during these attacks and can suffer lifelong injuries. If your child was bitten by a dog in California, then there are certain steps you should take to heal your child and protect your legal right to compensation.
No one can doubt the massive changes brought on by COVID-19. The pandemic has completely overturned many people’s lives and added new pressures to an already struggling economy. As personal injury attorneys, we were not immune to these changes, but along the way we learned new ways to help our clients — and the pandemic has only reaffirmed our duty to serve those injured in serious accidents.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most devastating injuries an individual can deal with. Damage to the brain not only requires immediate, and often expensive, medical treatment, but also carries the potential of a lifelong disability. While your immediate concern may be to cover the costs of your emergency room bills and surgery, it is always important to plan for the future. Oftentimes this means developing a life-care plan, which accident victims are allowed to include in a personal injury claim if someone else caused their TBI.
Roughly 90% of personal injury claims are settled out of court between a plaintiff’s lawyer and an insurance company. But what about the remaining 10%? What if the defendant’s insurance company refuses to pay a claim or will not offer proper compensation for the plaintiff’s injuries? Well, in California, so long as the plaintiff is still within the statute of limitations, then he or she can file a lawsuit in civil court for damages.
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