Personal Injury

San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or a loved one is injured in an accident in San Diego or elsewhere, emotions understandably run high. The well being of the victim and their family is of the utmost importance to our lawyers and our firm. Medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, property damage, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages are generally at issue when one suffers an injury. A personal injury claim may be brought against the individual(s) and/or company(ies) that may be responsible, as well as parents/guardians and others in certain circumstances.

There are multiple forms of damages that you may be entitled to from a personal injury. This includes economic damages to compensate you for money that you have lost and may continue to lose in the future. This may include, without limitation, medical bills, psychology and psychiatry bills, property damage, lost wages, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other similar damages. You will also be entitled to non-economic damages, which may include, without limitation, pain and suffering, emotional distress (depression, anxiety, and other things that affect your life) and other conditions which affect your ability to life a happy and normal life. The San Diego based attorneys at the Justice Law Group handles personal injury claims including:

“Negligence” & “Intentional Torts/Punitive Damages”

Generally personal injury claims in San Diego usually contain a cause of action for Negligence.  Negligence is a claim based on recklessness or carelessness as opposed to an intentional tort. In civil litigation, if a plaintiff (injured party) proves that he or she was harmed through someone else’s negligent actions, they can recover damages. When you are going about your daily life, people and entities owe a general duty of care towards you to not harm you (such as by crashing their car into you or having a wet floor which you slip on). To prove Negligence in a Personal Injury case in San Diego it must be established that a duty of due care was owed and the defendant(s) breached their duty of due care – and as a result someone (the plaintiff) was harmed. The test to establish a breach of the duty of due care is whether a reasonable person in the same situation would have acted differently. This is both a subjective and objective test and is generally fact specific. Often times it involves expert testimony to help establish this.

Establishing a Negligence cause of action in San Diego will entitle someone to obtain economic and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage from a Personal Injury. Aside from Negligence, there are also personal injury claims that involve Intentional Torts, such as an Assault and Battery or when a drunk driver crashes a car into someone. With intentional torts it is also possible to obtain punitive damages. Punitive damages serve to punish the wrongdoer for their actions. The amount of punitive damages that someone may be entitled to are based on the gravity of the harm (how severe the conduct was that resulted in the harm) and the financial well-being or assets of the defendant(s).

The Justice Law Group of San Diego provides you with a free evaluation to identify your damages as well as potential assets to aid in recovery. Our attorneys will deploy investigators when necessary and use our legal experience to properly assess your claim. We will immediately retrieve all relevant documents to assist your case, including all available cell phone records and any relevant video records, work reports, prior accident reports, litigation history, police reports, disciplinary action reports, and other relevant documentation. When an injury occurs there are many important steps to take, from deciding whether to initiate a lawsuit to evaluating your damages and properly planning your recovery. Obtaining the proper experts and properly documenting your damages are key to achieving positive results. It is important to tackle your case at the outset, making sure details are accounted for such as obtaining witness statements and information, documenting your injuries and economic damages, and obtaining proper medical treatment to ensure your recovery.

Personal Injury Attorneys at the Justice Law Group understand the pain and suffering that an injured party endures after an injury. Seeking the prompt advice of an experienced lawyer to discuss the accident, the personal injuries and the recovery process are key. Do not wait until it is too late. Often times the victims of accidents are offered some version of compensation from an insurance company of the at-fault party. Be very careful in your consideration of this offer. If you accept a settlement from the insurance company, even if your condition gets worse in the future, the insurance company has no obligation to further compensate you for your injuries. Insurance companies are profit-motivated businesses. Their goal is simple – to maximize profits, which means paying out as little as possible to make the  party with the personal injury happy, even if it does not result in full compensation.

At the Justice Law Group of San Diego, we understand the personal injury claim laws and how they apply to each client’s particular case. We prepare each case to maximize the value for you before the trier of fact, whether it be a judge, jury, or arbitrator – as well as the insurance companies. If you have been injured in a car, on a bike, in the workplace, or simply while socializing with your friends, our lawyers will fight to ensure you are fairly compensated and justice is achieved. Contact our office today to discuss your Personal Injury case, free of charge and obligation.

How much do we believe in our ability to successfully fight for you?  If we take your case, you pay NO ATTORNEYS FEES, unless and until we recover payment for you. At the Justice Law Group of San Diego, you will not be passed to a secretary or paralegal, instead you will speak to the Personal Injury lawyers who will be handling your case all the way through trial when necessary. Call us today.  858.412.0019 or