When you sustain an injury because of another person’s misconduct, someone needs to pay. And a Pasadena personal injury lawyer from Weinberg Law Offices, P.C., can help ensure that you do not foot the bill.

An individual who hurts you negligently or intentionally should compensate you for all of the harm they cause you, and we are not afraid to fight for your compensation in any legal arena. We are award-winning, and we are aggressive when necessary. You can contact us today to schedule a free consultation. 

When to Seek Help from a Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney

Any time someone else is at fault for an injury you suffer, you should seek medical care right away and then immediately speak to an attorney. Speaking to an attorney right away can help you prevent the following:

  • Missing the statute of limitations for filing your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance or filing a lawsuit in court,
  • Making unnecessary and prejudicial statements to the at-fault party’s insurance company, and
  • Wasting time with low-ball offers from the at-fault party’s insurance company.

After suffering an injury, you will likely have to deal with the perpetrator’s insurance carrier. And no matter how communicative and “nice” they might seem, insurance providers are looking for ways to undercut your recovery so they can save a dollar.

When you hire our Pasadena personal injury lawyer, we put insurance carriers on notice that we are prepared to take your case to trial if they do not present an adequate settlement offer. We are ready to battle it out to protect your interests.

What a Personal Injury Case Looks Like

Personal injury cases come in many forms, but many cases hinge on whether the person who caused you harm was negligent. In a negligence case, you must prove the following four elements:

  • The person at fault owed you a duty of care,
  • The person at fault breached their duty of care toward you,
  • The breach of the person at fault caused you harm, and 
  • The harm you suffered from the breach resulted in damages.

A defendant in a personal injury case can also be strictly liable for your damages. These elements can come up in the following types of cases.

Car and Automobile Accidents

Through their negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct, a driver could be liable to pay for your related bills or financial losses after a car accident. And proving that an at-fault driver failed to follow applicable traffic laws could be the basis of your case. Our knowledgeable legal team can pinpoint all violations committed by an at-fault driver to help make sure you have the strongest case possible and access to the highest level of damages.

Slip and Fall Injuries

When you take a tumble on another person’s property because of a dangerous condition there, you might be entitled to payment. In general, an owner is liable for injuries others sustain on their property if the owner didn’t use ordinary care in managing their property. A dangerous condition that might give rise to a slip-and-fall case could include:

  • Wet floors, 
  • Uneven surfaces, 
  • Poor lighting, and
  • Unsecure railing.

We can handle your claim with a property owner’s insurance carrier or initiate a civil lawsuit to obtain compensation for your losses and suffering.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice involves harm caused by a healthcare professional’s negligence, such as:

  • Misdiagnosis, 
  • Surgical errors, 
  • Medication mistakes, or 
  • Failure to respond quickly enough to medical needs.

While medical malpractice cases can be based on negligence, identifying the healthcare professional’s duty of care is often more complex. You will likely need an expert from the healthcare field to prove that the healthcare professional was incompetent or impaired when taking actions that harmed you.

Workplace Injuries

While workers’ compensation is typically your only remedy against your employer after you get hurt at work, you can sue a third party for your workplace injury. If someone who doesn’t work for your employer negligently or intentionally causes you harm while you are working, you can seek financial damages and other legal relief.

Assault

If you are the survivor of an assault, you have rights under criminal and civil law. While a criminal case can help prevent the assaulting party from hurting others in the future, a civil case can address some of the day-to-day effects an assault may have had on you. 

If you choose to file a civil case against the assaulting party, we can help you recover compensation for the physical and emotional harm you have suffered. This compensation could cover:

  • Related healthcare expenses,
  • Financial losses, and 
  • Payment for emotional distress.

We understand that participating in litigation over an assault is emotionally taxing, so we work hard to make sure our representation is compassionate and supportive.

Wrongful Death

When someone else’s misconduct causes a person’s death, those who were close to the deceased can seek legal relief. If you have one of the following relationships with someone who has recently passed, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • You were the deceased person’s spouse or domestic partner,
  • You are the deceased person’s child,
  • You are the deceased person’s parent,
  • You were the deceased person’s legal guardian.

If you had one of these relationships with someone who passed away, your right to take legal action might depend on additional circumstances. We can review your case and help you make the best choices to address the misconduct of anyone who caused your loved one’s passing.

Dog Bites

California imposes strict liability on dog owners for bites occurring in public or private places. This means that the owner is liable even if the dog has no prior history of aggression.

Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Depending on the type of personal injury case you initiate, there are several types of legal relief you could receive. Remedies include:

  • Economic damages—which is compensation for current and future financial losses;
  • Non-economic damages—which is payment for your pain and suffering; and 
  • Exemplary damages—which are additional damages a defendant must pay when their actions are malicious, fraudulent, or oppressive.

Each type of personal injury lawsuit requires specific legal elements to be proven, and the processes can be complex. Consulting a qualified personal injury attorney is often necessary to navigate the legal requirements and maximize your damages.

Contact Weinberg Law Offices Today

Pasadena personal injury lawyer

When you need the help of one of the best Pasadena personal injury lawyers around, you should call Weinberg Law Offices. Attorney Yoni Weinberg has been passionate about championing the rights of the mistreated since his childhood. And over the years, Mr. Weinberg has coupled his passion with award-winning legal skills to help the people of California. 

Not only have Weinberg Law Offices received several accolades from the legal community, but we have also received numerous top reviews from our clients. And we serve several communities of individuals who do not speak English. Mr. Weinberg has traveled the world and is fluent in Hebrew, English, and Spanish. If you need help, give us a call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.