No one wants to file a claim for Personal injury in Pasadena, but it may be the only way to receive the compensation you deserve. Personal injury is the term lawyers use to denote a bodily injury or injury to the mind and/or emotions instead of damage to your property. Generally, it is a tort lawsuit stating that the injury was caused by negligence of another party. Damages include intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED), and of course bodily injury.
Personal injury lawsuits include traffic accidents, work accidents, assault, tripping, and product defects or product liability. It also deals with dental and medical accidents which are responsible for billions of dollars worth of medical negligence claims each year. Industrial disease cases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, occupational deafness, and repetitive strain injuries are also included. It is essential that you hire a good team of Attorneys Pasadena for a successful outcome for your claim.
The most common Personal injury Pasadena claim has to do with motor vehicle accidents. It is estimated that there are more than six million auto accidents each year in the US, and this includes injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians as well as drivers. Unfortunately, traffic injuries appear to be on the rise due to the added distractions of texting and cell phone usage while driving. These cases may involve a scenario where a driver runs a red light while talking on a cell phone and collides with another vehicle. The damages, pain and suffering and even wrongful death may amount to millions of dollars for the injured party.
Another type of Personal injury Pasadena claim involves premises liability cases where a personal injury happens on someone else’s property. An example would be a slip and fall injury where a customer receives an injury after slipping and falling on a wet floor in a supermarket or other business. Unsupervised swimming pools, defective porches, and many more dangerous situations can lead to premises liability. One exception would be if an employee is injured on the premises of his employer. In this case, worker’s compensation law is applicable rather than premises liability law.
For more information on what personal injury Pasadena is all about and what to do in case you or someone you know falls victim, please contact Khalaf & Khalaf attorneys.