When someone is injured because of someone else’s carelessness, the victim not only suffers the pain of the injury but also the financial burden of recovering from the physical, emotional, and financial trauma. However, if the victim pursues legal action, the careless person or entity responsible for the injury can be forced to pay for the financial recovery. For nearly a decade now, the founder of Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC has been helping personal injury accident victims throughout Thousand Oaks and surrounding Southern California areas. We stand up to insurance companies and corporations that have billions of dollars in assets, and we compel them to pay the compensation that victims need for their injuries and damages.
What Is a Personal Injury?
As it relates to you and our clients, it means you have an injury that was not your fault. The injury was most likely caused by the action or inaction of another person or company. Injuries are not limited to just physical injuries, but also include emotional and mental damages. When you bring a personal injury claim, you are asking those at fault or their insurance company to compensate you for your damages or losses. These damages will include your doctor bills, loss of earnings and money for you inconvenience, distress and suffering
Types of Personal Injury Cases That Our Law Firm Handles
Although the causes of various injuries might be different from case to case, the common thread running between all of them is carelessness and negligence. Here are a few examples of just some of the types of negligence cases that we handle:
- Auto Accidents
- Claims against the City of Thousand Oaks
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- School Bus Accidents
- Thousand Oaks Transit Bus Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Institutional Abuse
How Much Is a Personal Injury Case Worth in Thousand Oaks?
In California, victims of personal injury cases are entitled to receive payment for a variety of expenses associated with their accident. There is no one-size-fits-all amount that an accident or injury is worth, however. The severity of the injuries that a victim suffers as well as the impact that the injuries has on their life will be used to evaluate a fair settlement or verdict.
Damages that can be claimed in a personal injury case include:
- Past medical bills in connection with the accident along with medical bills reasonably believed to be incurred in the future.
- Earnings lost as a result of the accident and injuries along with any earnings reasonably believed to be suffered in the future.
- Any permanent disfigurement or disability.
- Past and future pain and suffering.
- Diminished enjoyment of life.
- Other substantial and valuable damages in cases involving wrongful death.
Comparative Negligence in California
There are times when an accident victim might have been partially fault for an accident, like in a crash in an intersection. In such cases, any negligence attributable to the injured victim must be determined. If a claimant is determined to have been 20% negligent, that percentage of fault is deducted from any award. For example, on a case with a value of $100,000 and 20% negligence, the victim would receive $80,000. This is known as the law of comparative negligence. If the parties are unable to agree on the issue of comparative negligence, a jury can decide the case.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it expensive to hire a Thousand Oaks personal injury lawyer? We provide a free consultation, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we secure a settlement or award for you. There are no out of pocket expenses. We accept cases when we believe we can improve the outcome for you. How do I know if I have a Thousand Oaks personal injury case? During your initial, free consultation, our attorney will review your case and let you know all of your legal options.
Contact a Thousand Oaks Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
After you have been injured in an accident, it is critical to seek medical attention immediately. This is especially true if you were not at fault for the accident. Insurance companies might interpret your delay in medical treatment as a lack of severity to your injury. It is also important to gather as much evidence as possible to outline the circumstances that caused your accident. This can include a police report, pictures from the accident scene, and any other documentation to demonstrate the other party’s negligence. Once you have started those preliminary steps, give us a call. We will help you to identify the best course of legal action to ensure you receive the largest settlement amount for your recovery. If the insurance companies don’t cooperate, we a ready and willing to fight your case in court.