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Types of Personal Injury

A personal injury case can be complex. Personal injury law allows an injured plaintiff a chance to get compensation through the courts system. This is only applicable if the injury was caused by some sort of negligent or intentional act that caused the plaintiff harm.

In personal injury, there is a variety of different situations that can constitute a personal injury case. Although it can vary based on the circumstances, personal injury cases normally revolve around negligence or intentional harm. Personal injury can range from a dog bite to a prescription error.

If a person believes that they have been injured due to another’s negligence, it is in his or her best interest to contact the attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles Lawyers

Injuries from negligence or intentional harm can happen in a variety of ways. If you have been injured and wish to file a claim for monetary damages, it is essential that you contact an attorney at Yarian & Associates, APC.

The attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC are a team of exceptional qualified personal injury attorneys. We have been representing clients for personal injury since 2001 with winning results. The firm founder, Attorney Levik Yarian, has even been able to procure millions of dollars in settlements in past personal injury cases. We want to be your partner and help you get what you deserve.

Yarian & Associates, APC accepts clients throughout the greater Los Angeles County and Tulare County area and adjoining areas including Los Angeles, Fresno, Glendale, Visalia, Irvine, Riverside, Pasadena, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park and Long Beach.

Don’t suffer unconditionally any longer. Call (844) 291-1911 and get a free consultation with a highly qualified and experienced attorney in personal injury.

Overview for Types of Personal Injury in California


Motor Vehicle & Pedestrian Accidents

A motor vehicle accident or pedestrian accident can be traumatizing and leave the victim with severe injuries. Often in these cases, liability will reside with the driver that struck the victim. However, in some cases, safety regulations and standards for commercial motor vehicles and trucks may be brought into question.

Pedestrian accidents almost always result in a serious bodily injury. Once again, it is common for the driver who struck the pedestrian to be held at fault. However, sometimes liability can be established with road design, construction companies, or other third-parties entities that are named as defendants.

Motorcyclists are also subject to major injuries when involved in motor vehicle accidents. When a person has been injured due to negligence in a motor vehicle accident or pedestrian accident they should contact a personal injury attorney to find out more about their right.


Medical Malpractice

It is common for a person to put their absolute faith in doctors and the medical system. Sadly, errors and negligence do exist within the medical profession. A person who has experienced medical malpractice can experience mounting costs and incredible suffering.

For a medical malpractice claim to be filed, some standards and circumstances have to be established. A person who is filing a claim for medical malpractice is required to prove that a doctor-and-patient relationship was established and some sort of proof that shows the malpractice led to injury.

Medical malpractice can happen in a variety of situations. Birth injuries, prescription drug errors, surgical errors, and delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis is a few types of medical malpractice types. A medical error can cause a condition to worsen, add on other medical problems, make recovery longer, or even cause death.


Worker’s Accidents

Employees injured on the job should be entitled to worker’s compensation and any additional compensatory damages. However, employers and insurance companies may try to contest these rights. Worker’s accidents can happen in a variety of professions, most commonly seen in construction and large retailers.

A person injured on the job due to their employer’s negligence may be entitled to compensation. It is important that he or she seeks a personal injury lawyer who knows the technicalities and any potential limitations of California law.


Product Liability

A product liability suit can be divided into two categories, negligence and strict liability. A product liability negligence case incorporates any act or failure to act that causes an individual or company to breach its duty of care to consumers. Some examples of this can be negligence in training procedures, manufacturing regulations, safety protocols and more which result in a defective product.

In a strict liability case the plaintiff can recover without proving the manufacturer’s negligence. The plaintiff only needs to show than injury occurred and the defendant was responsible. The manufacturer would be held liable due to a defect in the product such as inherent design flaws, marketing defects, or manufacturing errors. For instance, if a phone battery blows up and causes an injury, even though the manufacturer took all necessary precautions, they would still be liable because they are responsible for that product.


Dog Bites

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 4.5 million dog bites in the United States annually. Out of these, California tops the chart number one in dog bite injuries. The state of California is a strict liability state, which means the dog owner is held responsible for any bite injuries.

Strict liability applies for dog bites for victims who are in a public place, are lawfully on private property, or on the dog owner’s property. The dog owner is held liable for any harm their dog causes. Dog bites can be severe and result in heavy costs and injury. A person who has been bitten by a dog should contact a personal injury attorney.


Premise Liability

Premise liability is a category of personal injury litigation where a person is injured while on another party’s property. If a property owner does not maintain their premises, or warn visitors of hazards they can be held liable. Premise liability injuries can range from simple slip-and-falls to amusement park accidents.

A premise liability case must prove a few elements to receive compensation for injury. California’s Jury Instructions state that the defendant must have owned, leased, occupied, or controlled the property and that they were negligent in the use or maintenance of the property. They must also prove that the plaintiff was harmed as a result of this negligence. Premise liability cases incorporate both public and private properties.


Additional Resources

What is Personal Injury Law? – Visit HG.org, a legal resource for citizens and lawyers. Read an article detailing personal injury law and litigation. See common types of personal injury and common defenses used in the courtroom. Have access to other personal injury resources and steps to file a claim with an attorney’s help.


Find a Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, California

Personal injury cases can happen in a variety of different ways. However, no person should suffer due to another’s negligence, no matter if it was due to a dog bite or a car collision. Any person who has been injured as a result of another person’s carelessness or recklessness, should contact the personal injury attorney’s at Yarian & Associates, APC to find out whether they are entitled to compensation.

Our attorneys have over twenty years of experience. We understand how stressful these legalities can be to clients and are dedicated to helping you get what you deserve. Do not wander this legal journey alone. At Yarian & Associates, APC, we file personal injury claims for clients throughout greater California and nearby communities including Glendale, Visalia, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena, Bell Garden, Riverside and Irvine.

Call us today at (844) 291-1911, or submit an online contact form to schedule an appointment for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case today.


This article was last updated on June 26th, 2018.

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