Personal Injury Attorney San Francisco CA
If you have been injured through no fault of your own and because of the negligence or malice of another person or entity, you should not have to suffer financially on top of the physical and/or psychological pain you’ve endured, and from other aspects of your life that have been negatively impacted because of your injuries. You may be able to hold the person or entity that caused your injury and the pain that it has caused and unfortunately, may continue to cause, liable for the financial damages your injury has caused, as well as for things such as your pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of abilities.
If you are taking care of a family member who has been seriously injured or are in the horrific situation of grieving over the loss of someone you love, you should not have to have added financial worries during this difficult time. If a family member is injured to the point where they are incapable of making decisions for themselves, the family may be able to hold the person or entity responsible for this accountable for the damage they have caused. When a much loved family member is taken away unexpectedly and seemingly for no good reason, their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation.
When someone is injured or made ill in California because of someone else’s negligence, malice or recklessness, the injured person and/or their family may be entitled to compensation.
The term personal injury is a broad legal term that encompasses injuries and illnesses that could have been prevented. An example of this is, if a patient sees a doctor and the doctor fails to diagnose a serious condition, disease or illness and the person becomes unnecessarily ill because of the doctor’s negligence, even though the victim’s problem is that they are ill, it would still be filed in the courts under the broad term of a personal injury.
A personal injury can be a physical and/or psychological injury. An example of a psychological injury is if a person is subjected to a hostile work environment and their supervisor(s) fail to do anything about it, if they suffer from serious anxiety and/or depression as a result of feeling unsafe at work, in legal terms, this kind of psychological damage would be considered a personal injury.
Common Reasons for Personal Injury Claims
There are many, many different reasons that people try to protect their rights by filing personal injury claims. Under the umbrella of personal injury are common kinds of personal injuries and within these categories, are even more specific areas of those kinds of injuries. The following are some of the more common kinds of personal injury claims that people file in California:
- Car and Other Moving Vehicle Accidents
- Dangerous and/or Defective Products
- Dog Bites and Other Injuries From Pets
- Hospital Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents,
- and Other Premise Liability Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
There are many causes of personal injury that are not mentioned here. If you or a loved one is suffering because of a personal injury or if you have lost a family member because of this, the Hallinan Law Firm is here to help.
Contact the Hallinan Law Firm for a free case consultation today.