When you go out each day, we know the last thing on your mind is what you will do if you get injured. Whether you are on your way to work, out doing some shopping, or in the hospital, you do everything you can to be safe.
Unfortunately, there are times when other people’s negligence causes you harm and it is out of your control. When that happens, you will likely have questions about what to do next.
When you need a Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, you can count on the team at JML Law to be by your side, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
What Are Personal Injuries?
If you have been injured, you may have many questions:
How will I be able to pay my bills if I cannot work?
Will my insurance cover all of these expenses?
Those are questions that need to be answered, but we also want you to know that you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim if someone else is responsible for your injuries. Most of us face dangers on daily basis, but here are some common ways people get injured due to other people’s negligence:
Work accidents: when someone gets injured at work, they are supposed to be covered under workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, there are times when people are denied a claim or even fired for reporting an injury.
Vehicle accidents: California is a dangerous place when it comes to accidents. Out of the hundreds of thousands of accident injuries in the state, for the last reporting year, there were nearly 12,000 serious injuries (spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, etc.). Many of these accidents were caused by drunk or distracted drivers.
Pedestrian accidents: there were over 14,000 pedestrian accidents in California’s latest reporting year, many due to negligent drivers, but also caused by badly repaired pedestrian walkways, errant electric scooter riders, and more.
Slip and fall accidents: when you go onto someone else’s property, you expect to be safe. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents cause many injuries each year. They happen due to the carelessness of property owners and their agents (managers and employees).
Faulty products: thousands of faulty products are put on the market each year. Sometimes there is a design or manufacturing problem. Other times, there is a labeling issue.
We want you to know that these are just a few ways in which people sustain personal injuries. Always seek legal assistance for advice.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURIES
The Woodland Hills personal injury attorneys at JML Law have experience helping clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries as a result of the incidents mentioned above. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Other severe back or neck injury
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Significant scarring or disfigurement
In addition to these traumatic injuries, our attorneys also help clients who have sustained a range of emotional and psychological injuries as a result of the incident that caused them harm. This can include prolonged feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, and depression. We regularly help clients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. We fully understand that injury victims need compensation for all of their visible traumatic injuries as well as their unseen emotional and psychological injuries.
TYPES OF COMPENSATION AVAILABLE FOR A WOODLAND HILLS PERSONAL INJURY CASE
There may be various types of compensation available to Woodland Hills personal injury victims. At JML Law, we work to recover both economic and non-economic damages on behalf of our clients. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Complete coverage of all medical bills related to the injury
- Compensation for prescription medications or medical devices
- Coverage of physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Lost income if a person cannot work while recovering
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
There is no set amount of compensation available to injury victims in Woodland Hills. Rather, the total amount of compensation will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular injury incident. In most situations, we will find that the more severe the injury, the more likely a person will be to recover higher compensation amounts. Other factors that can affect compensation amounts include the length of time a person is away from work and the level of a person’s pain and suffering.
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO FILE A WOODLAND HILLS PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual in or around the Woodland Hills area, you need to be aware that you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that injury victims in this area have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the person who caused them harm.
If a personal injury victim fails to file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe, they will lose the ability to recover any compensation at all, regardless of how severe the injuries were or how much liability the other party had for the incident.
Moving Forward From Here
Do not wait to seek legal assistance in the aftermath of an incident that leaves you injured. If someone else’s careless or reckless behavior has caused you harm, the experienced team at JML Law is ready to fight for you. We do not think that you or your family should be in financial jeopardy due to someone else’s mistakes.
We will work to get compensation for all of your accident-related expenses, from medical bills and lost income to hidden costs like pain and suffering. When you need a personal injury attorney in Woodland Hills, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.