Personal Injury San Diego
A Competent Personal Injury Attorney in San Diego
As a personal injury lawyer with many years of experience, Larry Sidiropoulos knows that injury victims have many challenges to overcome. No matter whether the offending party is represented by an insurance company with billions of dollars in assets, or internal pressures associated with the court system, Larry and his legal team will stand by you. When you have to go “toe to toe” with people and businesses that have more financial resources than you do, it pays to have the best representation possible. No matter how hard the offending party tries, Larry will always get to the truth, and bring it out in court. When it comes right down to it, you wont find this kind of experience, preparation, commitment, and technological advantages at any other law firm.
As you may be aware, Tort Law and Civil Law are often used interchangeably with the term Personal Injury Law. In a sense tort law covers all acts that do not fall within the penal codes. While a person cannot be sent to prison or jail because of tort proceedings, then can be forced to make financial restitution for any harm that arises out of personal negligence.
Today, when people think of personal injury law, motor vehicle accidents are often the first example that comes to mind. Consider a situation where your vehicle is hit from behind by another vehicle while stopped at a red light. If you suffer from injuries because of that collision, you can take the other driver to civil court in order to seek financial compensation.
In order to win a claim of personal injury, you must be able to prove that you suffered some type of loss as a result of someone elses negligence. If you cannot show that harm was caused to you at the time some type of accident occurred, then you will not be able to obtain financial compensation. For example, if you fall on someone elses property because of a garden hose hiding in the grass, you will not be able to successfully sue them if you were not injured in the fall. When you work with Larry Sidiropoulos, he will carefully analyze your claims in order to make sure that you have a viable and compensable claim.
These and other incidences are often managed via civil law proceedings:
- motorcycle and truck accidents
- accidents where you slip or fall
- property hazards
- damages resulting from the use of a product
- dog bites or attacks
- accidents that occur at a construction site
- injuries during the birth process and medical malpractice
- injuries that occur while on the job
- negligence that occurs in a nursing home or other assisted care facility
According to California personal injury law, if injury is caused by the other party, they are held responsible for the damages, and required to compensate you for them. Typically, the nature of the act will determine the outcome, as well as the amount of compensation that is awarded. In order to better understand how this works, it will be of some help to understand that each personal injury case falls into one of three categories: negligence, strict liability tort, and intentional tort. Each type of case is handled differently based on the degree of injury, as well as the actual cause of the damage.
Even though you may be very distressed when an injury occurs, it is very important to think clearly and do everything that you can to preserve evidence and establish the cause of your problems. For example, if you or a loved one fall in a store because of an unmarked wet spill, you should make a point to gain documentation of the incident, as well as your injuries.
It is also important to contact an experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer. Without a question, it is also very important to hire the right lawyer. Fortunately, when you contact the Law Offices of Larry Sidiropoulos, your claim will be carefully reviewed. If you have a valid case, we will pursue you case aggressively and efficiently in order to ensure you receive adequate compensation for your injuries. Today, you can obtain a free consultation by contacting our office via phone. You should not delay in making this call, considering how much is at stake.
What is a Statute of Limitations and How Does it Work in California?
Basically, a statue of limitations is a deadline. Once a certain amount of time passes, you will not be able to bring a particular case to court. For example, if a loved one is killed in a car crash, you have a certain amount of time to settle the case. Unfortunately, if you do not have competent legal advice, incorrectly filed paperwork, or the wrangling of the other lawyer can prevent your case from being brought to trial in a timely manner. This is just one of many reasons why you should contact a lawyer as soon as an injury occurs. As a general rule of thumb, the sooner you make contact and get things rolling, the better chance you will have of avoiding statute of limitations problems. Even if you do not hire the lawyer in question, or provide them with a retainer, at least you will be prepared to pursue the case in court if you cannot settle it on your own.
When it comes to determining the statute of limitations for a case, a great deal depends on the nature of the accident, as well as the case. In California, you may find that you will have less time to pursue a case involving a slip and fall, while those involved a car accident may have more time. In addition, accidents involving children, cases that will be brought against a public employee often have a completely different set of guidelines.
Aside from actually bringing the case into the courtroom within the statute of limitations, you will also have to make sure that all documents and evidence related to the case are in order. This includes providing copies to all parties involved. Depending on the case, you may need to include public employees that were involved in managing the injury scene, as well as anyone else that may have witnessed the incident.
During the process of learning more about the statute of limitations associated with tort law, you should also try to familiarize yourself with the Discovery Rule. Basically, these rules govern extensions to the normal statute of limitations timeline. Consider a situation where you fall in a store, and bump your head, causing amnesia. Under this, and other circumstances, you may not be capable of realizing that harm was done to you, let alone contact a lawyer and go to court. If you did not have reason to believe an injury would occur beforehand, and you were not negligent in your own actions, then you may still be able to bring the case to court once you have regained the ability to do so. The Discovery Rule would also apply if you purchase an item with hidden defects which cause you some type of injury, even though you exercised all due precautions during operation.
For the vast majority of cases, you cannot simply ignore statute of limitations guidelines. If you have been injured because of the actions of another person, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible. This will help ensure that you do not miss vital deadlines, and will also help you to determine how to go about getting the compensation that you deserve.
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