Personal injury law is a broad area of legal practice that attempts to protect the rights of an individual who claims to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Negligence is defined as the failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person, under the same circumstances, would have exercised. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you recover financial compensation for your accident claim. Personal injury accident victims and their families may suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage understand the impact this can have on your life and we will help to get you a full recovery for all your losses. Damages that may be recovered for personal injury claims include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of past and future earnings
- Loss of ability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Exemplary damages
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage have nearly 30 years of experience in personal injury cases. Our attorneys have the legal and financial resources to successfully help victims seek justice and can advise you of your legal rights and options if you or a family member has been injured. Some leading causes of personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical accidents
- Work injuries
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home abuse
In California there is a rule known as the “statute of limitations” and any lawsuit arising from any personal injury must be filed within a certain time limit or the injured person’s legal claim will be barred and his or her right to sue will be lost forever. It is especially important that you seek the expertise of a San Diego personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage as soon as possible if you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury. Every state has enacted its own statute of limitations, requiring any personal injury suit be filed in court within a set time after the incident or injury. Contact our office today at (619) 338-0505 for a free legal consultation. The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage are knowledgeable in tort law, which also includes civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property, reputation,or rights. Person injury torts can be categorized in three general ways:
- Negligence tort – one in which the harmful action was unintentional but was brought about by another party’s actions that were unreasonably unsafe (e.g., medical malpractice).
- Intentional tort – involves an action that was carried out voluntarily and with foreknowledge of the wrongful or harmful consequences (e.g., battery or assault).
- Strict liability tort – also known as absolute liability. Occurs when the wrongdoer bears absolute legal responsibility regardless of proof of negligence (e.g., liability for making and selling defective products).
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, contact the Law Offices of Robert Vaage at (619) 338-0505 today. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you and your family receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you. Call today for a free legal consultation.