California Personal Injury Attorneys for Women
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Personal injuries, otherwise known as torts, involve one party that suffered injuries, distress, or pain as a result of another party’s negligence, intent to harm, or strict liability. California’s legal system allows for individuals to receive financial compensation for injuries if another party is at fault. If another party is responsible for your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek money damages. A personal injury attorney can help prove the other party’s liability and solicit the compensation you deserve. If you prefer for a woman lawyer to represent you, contact us to get in touch with one of our female personal injury attorneys.
At Her Lawyer, we don’t get paid unless you win your personal injury case. We never request any upfront or retainer fees from our tort clients.
What type of personal injury cases does Her Lawyer handle?
In tort cases, it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney with specialized experience in your particular legal matter. Her Lawyer’s personal injury attorneys carry specialized experienced in the following types of personal injury cases:
- Auto Accidents
- Sexual Assault
- Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Electric Scooter Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bar/Night Club Injuries
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Elder Abuse
- Other Personal Injuries
Her Lawyer is one of the few legal services in California that does not charge clients for legal representation in personal injury cases unless compensation has been awarded. We don’t get paid unless you win.
The Basics of A Personal Injury Lawsuit
Personal injury cases, also known as tort lawsuits, are filed when a person suffers pain, distress, or injuries as a result of another party’s negligence, intent to harm, or strict liability.
Every personal injury claim holds two fundamental principles: financial compensation and liability. If a party (plaintiff) can prove another party’s (defendant’s) liability, the plaintiff may receive financial compensation. For a party to be held accountable for another party’s injuries, the plaintiff must prove that:
- A party had a duty of care, or a legal obligation to act responsibility
- The party breached the duty of care
- The breach of duty caused you harm
- You suffered damages as a result of that harm
If proven, a plaintiff may receive financial compensation for, but not limited to, the following injuries:
- Medical, therapy, and rehabilitation bills
- Lost income or wages
- Funeral/burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Punitive damages
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, whether they be physical, psychological, or monetary. A personal injury attorney can gather and examine relevant information to strengthen your tort claim and ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve. Based on your situation, needs, and preferences, Her Lawyer will connect you with the most qualified attorney in your local area. If you prefer to be represented by a woman lawyer, we can connect you with one of our female personal injury attorneys. At your request, we’ll get you in touch with one of our women personal injury lawyers.
Determining the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury attorney will examine a number of factors when determining the value of your personal injury case. Generally speaking, the more losses an individual endures as a result of the injury, the more he or she is willing to collect in compensation.
The following factors may be considered when determining the value of your personal injury case:
- The injury’s severity
- Medical, rehabilitation, and therapy costs
- Lost income or wages
- Future loss of income
- The injury’s effect on your mundane activities
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral/burial costs
- Punitive damages (if the party intentionally inflicted distress)
Of course, the value of a personal injury claim is mainly based upon the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries. For example, an individual that suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the accident would likely have a much higher case value that an individual that sprained an arm. Once all factors of your case have been examined, your lawyer will handle your case accordingly. You and your attorney will develop a thorough strategy to strengthen your personal injury claim.
Possible Outcomes of Your Personal Injury Case
Personal injury cases can either be resolved by formal lawsuits or informal settlements. In a formal lawsuit, your case will be fully taken to court, where a judge may order a liable party to pay the other party. In an informal settlement, the defendant and the plaintiff collaborate outside of court to reach a monetary agreement.
In a formal personal injury lawsuit, your attorney must follow the civil procedure in accordance with the local court system. This may include filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party, determining fault, establishing fault, and taking your case to the courtroom.
In a formal lawsuit, a court judge determines if the defendant is at fault, and will order a legal monetary obligation accordingly. The judge or jury may require the plaintiff to pay the defendant financial compensation by a formal settlement.
Most personal injury cases do not make it to the judge; they are settled outside of court.
An informal settlement can be granted before or during a lawsuit.
In an informal settlement made before a lawsuit, the at-fault party pays the other party financial compensation before the lawsuit is even filed. An attorney and the at-fault party, or often an insurance company, work together to reach a fair settlement amount.
An informal settlement can also be made after the lawsuit has been filed but before the court has granted a settlement amount. Typically in these cases, insurance appraisers know the defendant is serious about seeking compensation, and then attempt to reach a fair settlement amount outside of court.
Although personal injury cases can be resolved in court, successful tort lawsuits are often settled outside of court.
Personal Injury FAQs
What’s the difference between a tort and personal injury?
While a tort is a legal claim against an at-fault party, a personal injury claim is made against an at-fault party specifically when the defendant suffered injuries as a result of the at-fault party’s actions or inactions.
What should I do after a personal injury?
The first thing you should do after a personal injury is to seek medical attention. Your health is by far a priority, so make sure you get medical treatment. Even if you do not feel physical pain, your injuries can be harmful and it’s important to treat them as if they are. Also, a medical record will provide extensive documentation of your injuries, strengthening your case.
Next, you’ll want to take pictures of your injuries, the scene at which the injury took place, and anything else that may provide documentation of the circumstances leading up to your injury. Gather other any other relevant evidence that may strengthen your claim. Some clients choose to keep a journal where they document the severity of their injuries; this may increase the value of your case. Consult a personal injury attorney to help you navigate through California’s complex tort laws. At Her Lawyer, we won’t charge you a dime unless you win your case. When connecting you with one of our personal injury lawyers, we’ll prioritize your needs and preferences. At your request, we can get you in touch with one of our female personal injury attorneys.
How can I strengthen my personal injury case?
To strengthen your personal injury case, gather evidence, and document your injuries as much as possible. The more pertinent evidence a court sees, the more likely they are to make a fair, informed decision when decreeing a money judgment.
Does my personal injury case need to go to court?
No, your personal injury case does not need to go court. Most personal injury cases never reach the courtroom; they are often resolved by informal settlements outside of court.
Can I still file a personal injury lawsuit?
Depending on your state’s statute of limitations regarding personal injury claims, you may or may not be able to still file a personal injury lawsuit.
A statute of limitations is a legal decree stating the amount of time an individual has to perform a certain legal action.
What is the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in California?
In California, personal injury cases can be filed not more than two years after the date of incidence. That means that if you fail to take file your personal injury claim within two years of the injury, you may lose your entitlement to financial compensation.
Are there any exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases in California?
A personal injury claim may be exempt from California’s two-year statute of limitations if:
- The individual suffered physical or mental incapacitation as a result of the injury
- The injured individual was under 18 years of age on the date of the injury (in this case, the statute of limitations will begin once the individual turns 18)
- The injury was not revealed to the individual until after the date of incidence (in this case, the statute of limitations will begin once the individual understands he or she has been injured)
Do I need an attorney for my personal injury case?
Although you are not legally required to hire a personal injury attorney to represent your claim, your chances of winning are much higher if you do. Our personal injury attorneys carry refined expertise in California’s legal procedure and can help you strengthen your case. Her Lawyer will match you with the most qualified attorney near you based on your unique legal situation, needs, and preferences. If you prefer to be represented by a woman lawyer, we can get you in touch with one of our female personal injury attorneys.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
While most personal injury attorneys charge retainer or upfront fees, WE WON’T CHARGE YOU A PENNY UNLESS YOU WIN YOUR CASE! Contact us to get in touch with the most qualified personal injury attorney near you for free.
Personal Injury – Attorney Principles
Protecting Your Legal Rights
Your attorney’s highest duty and priority will be to protect your legal rights. In personal injury cases, this includes seeking your deserved financial compensation with his or her utmost capability.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win
That’s right. We won’t charge you a dime unless you win your personal injury case. We’re one of the few legal services that offer personal injury representation without an upfront retainer or fee. To get in touch with a personal injury attorney near you for no charge, contact Her Lawyer.
At Her Lawyer, we understand that every legal situation is different; so, it only makes sense that every solution is unique. Based on your individual circumstances, needs, and preferences, we’ll match you with the most qualified attorney near you. Although our lawyers will handle your unique legal matter with confidence, expertise, and discretion, we understand that you may feel more comfortable with certain attorneys. Some clients request that the attorney representing them is of preferred sex or gender. At your request, we can connect you with one of our experienced female personal injury attorneys.
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