If you or someone you care about has recently been injured as the result of another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you may have a right to financial compensation. At Pacific Attorney Group, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers represent victims and families who have suffered harm through no fault of their own. We support our clients through difficult times, and we always fight for the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Our legal team is passionate about protecting the rights and futures of our clients. No matter what the case may be, we make it a point to work personally with clients and to use our extensive experience and resources to maximize their compensation. Each injured victim and family has unique needs and goals, which is why we always deliver personalized service and constant availability.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we focus exclusively on representing injured victims and families – personal injury law is all we do! Because we concentrate on this practice area, we are able to devote the necessary time and energy to each and every case. We also have the insight and experience to handle a wide range of personal injury claims.
Speaking with an experienced lawyer after any type of accident or injury is an important step to take – and one that can protect your legal right to compensation. Our legal team is prepared to respond immediately to your call for help, inform you of your rights, and explain how you may be entitled to compensation for any of the following damages:
Taking action to contact our legal team as soon as possible can ensure that you receive the information, support, and assistance you need to navigate the personal injury claim process. For more information about your case, call 800-670-8142 for a FREE injury consultation or fill out an online case evaluation form.
Simply speaking, the statute of limitations (SOL) is the given timeline that you have following an injury; it is a window of opportunity that you have to file a claim. In California, general personal injury and negligence claims have a SOL of two years. This involves the Discovery Rule, however, which means that the SOL does not apply until the injury or illness has been discovered or would have reasonably discovered. There is a one year SOL for cases of wrongful death, although this does not apply to cases involving asbestos or medical malpractice. For medical malpractice, it is three years.
After an accident, you may wonder whether you have grounds for a lawsuit and what person can be held responsible for the injuries you or a loved one have sustained. The general principle of personal injury law in Los Angeles is that the incident must have stemmed from negligence, intentional wrongdoing, or strict liability. In these cases, the defendant (the person responsible for your injuries) must have acted or failed to act and this caused your injuries. The actions may have been intentional, as in the case of an assault, or unintentional, as in most motor vehicle accidents.
Depending on the case, whatever party or parties who caused your injuries may be held responsible. In an auto accident, this may be the driver of the other car. In a case involving medical malpractice, this may be the doctor that made a mistake or acted carelessly in providing your medical care. If you were injured by a defective product or a defective drug, the manufacturer may be held liable. By investigating your particular incident and what led to your injuries, an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can determine against what party you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit.
No two cases are exactly the same, and as such it may be difficult to determine exactly what your injury claim should be worth. However, a lawyer experienced with these matters can work with experts in medicine and economics to establish what your case should be worth – based upon what amount of compensation will best help you rebuild your life as much as possible.
Personal injury law covers a broad range of accidents and injuries, all related to or stemming from negligent or intentional conduct or strict liability. All types of auto accidents are covered under personal injury law and are the most common grounds for these types of cases. Additional cases may involve medical malpractice, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, defective products as well as toxic exposure and poisoning.