Everyone knows that accidents happen. However, many accidents and injuries are avoidable, and there is someone responsible for making sure that no one gets hurt. The building that does not repair their stair rail, the shop that does not salt its icy parking lot, or even the pet owner who does not control their dog are all examples of situations where an accident becomes a liability.

The victims of injuries caused by the neglect or even the overt actions of another should not have to bear the brunt of their injury and medical expenses alone. This is why personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of accidents receive the settlements they need for a full recovery. You can rely on the personal injury attorneys of injurylawyersanjose.org because we can help guide you through the maze of insurance claims and legal requirements that lie between your injury and the settlement you need to pay your medical bills.

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You Discover Who is Liable for Your Injury?

Liability is something that a lawyer can help you discover. If you have been injured as the result of negligent maintenance, warning, or dangerous environments, or defective equipment, a personal injury lawyer can help you locate the party responsible. A lawyer has resources and research capabilities beyond the average citizen to discover the corporate owners of property and brands that may have caused your injury.

Your lawyer also has the time and energy to pursue the liable party and prove your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Of course, your lawyer can also help you pursue a personal injury case when you know exactly who is liable. A reckless driver, the owner of a dangerous dog, or an employer who has disregarded your safety can and will be held responsible.

We will defend your right to a fair settlement after injury.

Fighting Back When You Have Been Wrongly Injured

After getting injured, many people internalize the mistake as their own. However, quite often, injuries were caused or failed to be prevented by a responsible party. The only complication is that, of course, they will not want to provide the medical costs that you are rightly owed. You should not have to suffer both injury and financial hardship when another person or even a corporate organization is responsible for the harm you have experienced.

It is important to fight back and claim a rightful settlement to cover your medical costs, missed work, and undue hardship. Hiring a personal injury lawyer ensures that someone will be fighting for you, hunting down liable parties, and building a strong case to counteract attempted insurance claim denials, even while you focus on your injury recovery.

Contingency: Why It’s Safe to Hire a Lawyer After You’ve Been Injured

One of the most important things to understand about personal injury lawsuits is that they will not cost you anything to try. Personal injury lawyers like our team works on contingency. That means that you don’t have to pay anything until/unless we win your case. When that happens, payment will be a percentage of the settlement that we win for you, so that you never, ever, lose money by hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Our job is to fight for you against big corporations and insurance companies that don’t want to take financial responsibility for causing your injury. Not to cause you more hardship. So when you reach out to a personal injury lawyer, you don’t have to worry about the cost to get an advocate who will work hard to ensure you get a settlement that fairly covers your financial needs during recovery, and then some.

The Top 10 Types of Personal Injury

Personal injury accidents can be anything that results in injury where the responsibility to prevent that injury falls on another party. This could be negligent maintenance of a public space, unsafe design of a product, or reckless behavior that causes an injury.  Here are the top ten types of personal injury cases. 

Your situation may fit into this list, but there are also dozens of other less common personal injury situations, so do not exclude yourself without first consulting with a personal injury lawyer to discover if the actions or negligence of a liable party caused your injury.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a broad category that includes many different types of falls, not just slips. A “slip and fall” case might involve loose gravel, an unsecured handrail, or an uneven walking path just as often as it involves water or ice.

The core element of a slip and fall personal injury case is that you have been injured by a fall on property open to the public that could and should have been prevented with proper maintenance or warning signs.

Dog Bites

Arizona is a strict liability state for dog bites. Owners are responsible for keeping their dogs from causing harm to others, and the owner can be held legally liable even if the dog has never bitten anyone before. However, for a victim to claim liability, they must have been lawfully located (allowed to be where they were), and the dog must not have been provoked.

Defective Products

Every year, thousands of products are recalled by dozens of brands. Sometimes, a manufacturing error occurs in the plant, and defective products are shipped. Sometimes, a product’s design is so unsafe that it must be quickly pulled from the shelves as reports of injuries come in.

If you were injured by a defective or dangerously designed product, the manufacturers or the designing brand likely has liability and can be sued to cover your medical bills.

Car and Motorcycle Accidents

Auto accidents are often considered their own category. However, you can separately file a personal injury suit outside of the usual insurance tussle if your injuries were caused by the reckless traffic behaviors of another party.

Interestingly, you can also file suit if your injuries were caused by a poorly maintained road. For example, if a bad pothole causes a car accident, you can hold the city or private property owner liable.

Bicycle Injury Accidents

Bicycle injuries are not always the fault of the cyclist. Bicycles are sometimes hit by full-sized vehicles or pedestrians can even take actions that put the bicyclist at risk. Poorly maintained bike paths can become the liability of a park or city. But the single most dangerous risk for bicyclists is being “doored” in which a car parked on the curb suddenly opens their door into the bike path without checking to see if a bicyclist is able to stop before hitting the door.

Medical Malpractice

It is always a tragedy when a doctor makes a mistake that hurts or even kills a patient. However, this is why all doctors must carry malpractice insurance. If you or a loved one have been damaged by medical care, it is important to file a medical malpractice personal injury suit to cover your recovery costs.

Workplace Accidents

Employers do not always take proper responsibility for injuries that occur on the job. However, legally, they are responsible for providing a safe workplace, work equipment and enforcing safety policies on the job. If you are injured in the workplace and worker’s compensation is blocked (or just not enough), you can file a personal injury suit against your employer.

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is not always just an overnight sickness. You can contract dangerous and long-term conditions from a single bad food exposure. If your health has been seriously impacted by food poisoning, you can sue the caterer, restaurant, packaged food brand, or similar liable party for the cost of your care.

Environmental Exposure

Another type of personal injury relates to harmful environmental factors. For example, if you are rented a home with extensive black mold and develop breathing problems, or if an employer fails to provide hearing protection in a deafeningly loud environment.

Wrongful Death

Lastly, and most tragically, is wrongful death. If a person is killed due to circumstances that would otherwise be a personal injury case, the suit becomes far more serious. Wrongful death cases are vitally important because they keep corporations and reckless individuals from getting away with deathly dangerous choices or fatal negligence.

Your personal injury lawyer will fight to see justice for the loved one you have lost and hold the responsible party accountable through every tool available to us.

Get Justice for Your Personal Injury

We believe that every victim deserves justice through a successful personal injury lawsuit. Whether you have been injured by negligent maintenance or reckless endangerment, we will find the responsible party and hold them liable on your behalf.  Let us help you with your personal injury case. Contact the personal injury attorneys of injurylawyersanjose.org for your initial consultation.