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Who Should Be Held Accountable For Your Injuries?

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  May. 20, 2011 1:08p

Aside from natural causes, when people sustain injuries to their body that affect their physical and emotional wellbeing, the injuries are typically a result of some form of an accident, either on behalf of the individual themselves, or on behalf of another person, corporation or entity. A person can injure themselves when they cause a car accident, or when they fall off a bicycle or dive into a shallow pool. However, a person can also sustain injuries as a result of someone, or something in their environment. Such injuries fall under personal injury law, and in personal injury cases, the victim has the legal right to pursue damages from the legally liable party. Personal injury law serves to encourage people to be responsible for those around them, and it discourages them from conducting themselves in a reckless, careless or injurious manner, where others can be harmed or killed as a result of their actions.

Types of Personal Injuries

Personal injury law encompasses all shapes and forms of personal injuries. Personal injury law can include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, and boating accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous products, defective drugs, driving under the influence accidents, train accidents and nursing home abuse. Additionally, injuries to children, workers’ compensation cases, premises liability cases, slips and falls, swimming pool drowning and even wrongful death all fall under personal injury law.

When you are injured in an accident as a result of somebody else’s recklessness or utter disregard for human life, your first priority should be seeking medical attention. Second, you should retain the services of a qualified and experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney. An attorney will have the knowledge and tools necessary to examine the details of your case, in order to uncover the legally liable party. In some cases, the liable party may be very clear, as in a drunk driving accident, in others it may be a manufacturer or a distributor as in a dangerous product case. In a workplace accident, you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim as well as pursuing damages from a third party. Uncovering potential sources where damages can be sought will rely heavily on the expertise of your personal injury attorney.

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries or in a severe case, suffered from a wrongful death, contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus without delay!

Contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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