Southern California Personal Injury Lawyer
What Does the Law Define as a Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a legal term used to describe an injury to the body, mind or emotion of an individual as opposed to an injury to property. The term personal injury arises from its use in civil law and alleges that the plaintiff has been injured by the negligent or intentional acts of another. Personal injury also can result from an invasion of privacy or when one is defamed by another. Of the many types of personal injury claims, most result from traffic accidents, accidents at work, injuries resulting from product defects, assault and/or battery incidents, dog bites accidents, injuries following negligent conduct and emotional distress caused by outrageous conduct of another.
What is Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Damages in a civil lawsuit usually comes in the form of money damages and are generally awarded to place a claimant in a position that he would have been in had the defendants conduct not occurred. Damages in a civil lawsuit are quantified under two headings: general damages and special damages. These two types are classified as compensatory damages and are both designed to return the injured to the position they were in prior to the alleged injury.
General damages compensate the claimant for the non-monetary aspects of the harm suffered. Also known as pain and suffering or loss of amenity, general damages (money) and includes past, present and future injuries.
Special Damages on the other hand, compensate the claimant for quantifiable monetary losses that are particular to the specific claimant. For example, if a person was injured in an automobile accident, the victim could seek damages that would cover medical expenses, damage to the motor vehicle, and the loss of earnings now and in the future. Each of these would be classified as special damages which are recoverable if (1) damages can be proved with reasonable certainty, (2) the injury was proximately caused by the defendants conduct and (3) the injury was not a remote result of the defendant’s conduct.
The Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
If you or a loved one has been injured by the intentional or negligent act of another, it is important to have the right legal representation on your side. To recover the rights that you promptly deserve and to obtain the monetary damages that you may be entitled to, make the proper choice when choosing an experienced attorney in Personal Injury Law.
At Khansari Law Corp., APC, we are commited to bringing you top notch and aggressive legal advice to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, emotional distress, property loss and other possible damages. Our firm handles a vast array of personal injury matters which includes, but is not limited to, the claim and defense of the following legal issues:
- Personal Injury resulting from Auto Accidents;
- Soft Tissue/Minor Impact Insurance Claims;
- Premise Liability;
- Dog Bites;
- Assualt and/or Battery Claims;
- Negligence Claims;
- Intentional Tort Claims; i.e. Stolen or Misused Property, Trespass or Shopkeeper Detention;
- Product Liability Claims i.e. Design Defects, Manufacturing Defects or Failure to Warn Defects;
- Defamation Claims;
- Invasion of Privacy Claims; and
- Negligent and Intentional Emotional Distress Claims.
With offices in the Los Angeles area, conveniently located in Encino, Khansari Law Corp., APC is prepared to aggressively and effectively handle your personal injury matter.
It is important to have an attorney who is experienced in the intricacies of Personal Injury Law and cares about your situation. At Khansari Law Corp., APC, our staff is committed to doing just that.
If you wish to speak to an experienced Personal Injury Law attorney, please do not hesitate to call our offices at (424) 248-6610. You may also e-mail us now at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any of your questions or to request a consultation to discuss your Personal Injury Law options.