Personal Injury Lawyers in Encino, California
We handle a wide range of personal injury claims
Millions of people visit emergency rooms across the United States each year due to accidental injuries. Too many people here in the Encino area know firsthand how quickly and significantly an injury can change their lives. These injuries can happen in a wide variety of accidents. No matter how an injury occurs, it is critical to ascertain whether you have the legal right to hold someone else accountable for your losses.
At Blair & Ramirez LLP, our personal injury attorneys work with clients suffering from many types of injuries stemming from many types of incidents. If you believe that another party caused your injuries, you should discuss a potential claim with our personal injury attorneys in Encino, California, as soon as possible.
Traffic accidents in Encino
Traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries and resulting claims. About three million people report injuries from car crashes every year, and many of these injuries require medical treatment, time away from work, and more. If you sustain injuries in a collision, you should not hesitate to call an experienced auto accident injury lawyer in Encino, CA. Traffic crash victims can recover for their losses when another party is responsible for causing the accident. There are many ways that drivers or other parties can be negligent, resulting in liability for an accident. These circumstances include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Aggressive driving
- Drowsy driving
- Violating traffic laws
- Defective vehicle parts
- Road hazards
If you sustain injuries in an accident, you should get the medical treatment you need, and then contact a car accident lawyer in Encino, CA so that we can evaluate who might be responsible for your losses. Collisions can involve many types of vehicles, and our team regularly handles claims arising from:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- ATV accidents
Other common personal injury claims
Of course, there are many ways in which you can be injured that have nothing to do with a motor vehicle accident. Here are some of the most common personal injury claims our team deals with:
Slip-and-fall accidents are notoriously common and can cause shockingly serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. When they occur on someone else's property, victims can often recover compensation for their accident-related losses. Common locations for slip-and-fall accidents include grocery stores, parking lots, shopping malls, schools, and offices.
Premises liability claims
The personal injury claim process
After an injury, you might have an idea that you deserve compensation for your losses, but it can be difficult to know just how to go about obtaining that compensation. It is important to have the help of an experienced attorney as early on in the process as possible to ensure your rights are protected.
The personal injury process often begins with an insurance claim. This claim can be against another driver, a company, a property owner, or another negligent party. It is important to have an attorney handling the insurance process, as insurance companies will work to minimize any payments to claimants.
If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, your lawyer can take the matter to court by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A little-known fact is that the overwhelming majority of personal injury claims are resolved through the settlement process during litigation, before the case makes it to trial. This means that victims and their lawyers negotiate an amount that covers the injury victim’s losses, which can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities and disfigurement