Wrongful Death & Personal Injury
We take personal injury matters seriously. If you are looking for an injury law firm in LA, you are in the right place. Personal injuries are torts. This means they are acts that cause an injury that results in civil or even criminal liability. Personal injury occurs due to the negligence or actions of a person (legal or natural). Thus, it has two elements: liability and damages.
It is vital to distinguish between intentional and unintentional harm. That is right; you can get compensation even if the harm was not purposed. Let’s explain.
This is harm done to someone on purpose. The severity and the relationship between the parties do not matter. Nor does if the responsible party is a company or an individual. This may lead to compensation and, in some cases, to jail time. Personal damage caused intentionally may fall under criminal law, which means it is different than unintentional harm. This is especially the case when it causes death injuries.
Personal injury cases are accidental harm caused by failure to provide reasonable care.
Reasonable care is a tricky term. Each case has its standards. Here, the relationship between the parties matters. For example, a case between a tenant and a landlord has its particularities. There is a contract, and landlords must follow certain standards of reasonable care. They are responsible for maintaining the structure of the building. Picture this: a landlord does not fix a stair they know was damaged. A tenant falls. Then, the landlord could be liable for the damage.
Other cases are in a gray area. Whenever someone uses an object recklessly, then the liability decreases.
Defenses to Liability
What if you have to defend yourself in a personal injury case? There are many things you can do:
- Prove that the injury was not a result of the negligence.
- Show the person assumed the risks of the activity before agreeing to it.
- Prove the person had a preexisting condition.
What cases do we handle?
Now, what if you are the injured party? There are many personal injury categories. Here are just some of the cases we can help you with:
This is the most common type of personal injury case. It can involve a variety of footings:
- Two motor vehicles
- A motor vehicle and a bicycle
- A motor vehicle or bicycle and a pedestrian
Another common case is a vehicle in good condition that has a manufacturing error that causes an accident. Here, you can file a claim against the company.
Road accidents have an evident victim and guilty party, so it might not be too hard to win a case. Still, some cases, i.e., when they involve two motor vehicles, can be difficult. You need the best personal injury law firm in Los Angeles.
Dogs bite people daily. This can happen while walking, at a park, or on their own properties. A bite can lead to rabies or other infections. If the dog is a pet, the owner should walk it on a leash and tell strangers if they should not touch the dog. Any dog left unattended outdoors should not be able to leave the yard. If the owner fails to provide reasonable care, they might be liable for damages their dog causes.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere. If you are a human being, you have slipped and fallen at some point. Not every fall becomes a personal injury tort. We would all be rich if that were the case. Thus, it is only a tort when a company or individual does not warn that there is a risk in walking somewhere. The classic example: placing a “wet floor” sign when a part of a store was mopped. Generally, they do not cause much damage but, in some instances, they can cause serious injuries. They are difficult because they typically need a detailed incident report to proceed.
Companies must have reasonable care when making their products. If they know of any defects, they must not distribute them or recall them if they were placed on the market. Defective products harm many people every year. Yet, people do not fight because the guilty party might be a large company. You need an attorney who is unafraid of taking difficult cases.
How the Law Handles Personal Injury
What should you look for in a personal injury attorney? First, that they defend their client’s interest above anything. Winning can greatly change someone’s life. These cases can end up with unpayable medical bills. Losing is not a luxury you can afford.
At Gharibian Law, we have a team of dedicated attorneys that study every case in detail. We will do all we can to win the case for you. We act based on your interests and making justice for you.
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate! Contact us right away. You will find out that we are the right law firm for you. We want to win your personal injury case. We hope to make you feel at ease and confident about your personal injury case.