A friend of yours lives in an old apartment building that has been neglected throughout the years. The ceilings in a number of the apartments leak during heavy rain. Complaints have been filed from the tenants and the property owner acknowledges the problem and promises to repair the leaky ceilings. One night during a storm and heavy rain, the ceiling from the upper apartment caved in and fell causing injury to your friend. She received a couple of broken ribs, a broken arm and injury to her back and neck. Now unable to work due to the negligence of the property owner, how is she going to work to support herself? How will she pay the hospital and medical expenses she has now acquired?
Accidents happen, but when they happen due to the negligence of others, Torrance Personal Injury Lawyers can be with you every step of the way to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Traffic accidents, accidents at work, assaults, defective product injuries, negligent property owners and medical malpractice are all examples of personal injury claims. Personal injury claims include injury to the body as well as emotional distress.
An experienced lawyer will go over each step with you in the injury claim process. They will collect the information from you and from the other party involved in the claim. Initial court papers will be filed. What will need to be accomplished is proving neglect and putting a price on your injury. If found that negligence did cause your injury, you should be compensated for the loss of your income. You should also be compensated for medical expenses related to the injury as well as for any future medical expenses due to the injury. In some personal injury cases, the defendant can also be punished for the negligence that resulted in the injury.
You can find out more about Torrance Personal Injury Lawyers by contacting the American Bar Association. They can give you the names of qualified lawyers in your area that you can contact. Ask friends and family members for recommendations as well when you are looking for a personal injury lawyer.