Sherman Oaks Personal Injury Lawyers
Experienced Sherman Oaks Personal Injury Lawyers
If you are seeking experienced Sherman Oaks personal injury lawyers with a long history of success throughout Los Angeles County and Southern California, call Freeman & Freeman, LLP. We know the law and we know how to protect your best interests. Our attorneys, accident-scene investigators, medical experts and other specialists are all prepared to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Personal injury law in California is intended to compensate persons who are injured by the actions of another, whether those actions are negligent or intentional. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident that could have been prevented, it is essential to obtain the guidance of a skilled Sherman Oaks personal injury lawyer to help you through the process of filing a legal claim. A personal injury action can be a complex and frustrating experience. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to alleviate the frustration and maximize your chances of winning your case. At Freeman & Freeman, LLP, we are extremely experienced handling the difficulties that the injured and their families face when trying to resolve a personal injury claim. Our Sherman Oaks personal injury lawyers will aggressively fight to protect your rights and hold the responsible party or parties accountable for your injuries.
Types Of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
A broad range of claims are included in personal injury actions. At Freeman & Freeman, LLP our Sherman Oaks personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout Southern California who have been injured in a wide variety of ways including the following areas:
- car accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- truck accidents
- boating accidents
- bus accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- wrongful death
- slip and fall
- dog and other animal bites
- premises liability
- defective products
- assault and battery
- elder abuse or neglect and nursing home abuse
- medical malpractice
Who Is Liable For Your Injuries?
In order to determine who is responsible for your injuries, the basis for the claim must first be established. There are three basic types of personal injury claims:
- Negligence claims: claims based on negligence are the most common. Someone is liable for your injuries if his or her negligent action caused your injury. A person who acts negligently does not intend to cause injury. Their liability is a result of careless or thoughtless action (or a failure to act) as compared to how a reasonable person would act in the same situation. In the case of individuals with specialized training or knowledge, such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, pilots, etc., their standard of conduct is compared to how a reasonable person in those fields or professions would act. This type of negligence is covered by a special area of law called malpractice.
- Strict liability claims: have nothing to do with fault and negligence does not have to be shown. Also called “liability without fault,” strict liability is usually applied to 1) injuries from animals where the owner or handler of the animal can be liable; 2) abnormally dangerous activities (such as storage of explosives) where the property owner can be liable, or 3) products liability (injury due to defective products). When a defective product causes injury there are several potential responsible parties, including: the product manufacturer (or the manufacturer of a component part of the product), the wholesaler, the retail store that sold the product to the customer, and anyone who assembled or installed the product.
- Intentional wrongs: requires an intent by someone to act in a way which results in harm to someone else, such as assault and battery. In many instances of intentional wrongs, the victim may pursue a civil personal injury lawsuit in addition to filing criminal charges. For example victims of domestic or sexual abuse may file both civil and criminal lawsuits.
There are many other potential liable parties depending upon the circumstances surrounding the accident. A local or state government entity may be liable if the accident occurred on public property. An employer may be liable for the actions of an employee that caused injury. A property owner could be liable for being careless in maintaining the property, even if the owner did not create the dangerous condition.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Sherman Oaks or surrounding community, contact us as soon as possible. Freeman & Freeman, LLP will diligently pursue your claim and secure the compensation you deserve. You may be entitled to receive damages for such things as past and future medical costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (a spouse’s claim of lost companionship), and other related damages.