Murrieta Personal Injury Attorneys
Were you recently hurt in an accident or assault? Were your injuries someone else’s fault? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. To learn more, call a Murrieta personal injury attorney with the Reeves Law Group. Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping injured victims seek the compensation they need.
Struggling to cope with your physical and emotional injuries can make life seem overwhelming especially if you are dealing with high medical costs. Do not hesitate to contact the Reeves Law Group today to discuss your legal options during a free case consultation.
What Is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law is designed to help injured people seek compensation when someone else causes their injuries. Personal injuries attorneys often help people hurt in an accident or intentionally hurt by another. Injured victims can bring a civil lawsuit against the person, business, or government entity they think responsible for their injuries. Legally, these responsible parties may be held liable for the victim’s injuries. When found liable, the party who caused the victim’s injuries or damages may have to pay the victim.
Personal injury cases are broad, and can encompass a wide variety of accidents and incident types. Common types of cases include:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Wrongful deaths
- Slip and falls
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace or construction site accidents
- Brain injuries
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous consumer products
- Bicycle accidents
Not every accident may lead to a successful case for the victim. The law requires certain legal elements be established through facts. These required elements may change depending on the victim’s specific situation compared to other personal injury cases. These elements help prove the responsible party’s liability, which generally must be proven in order to receive compensation. It is quite common for victims to be hurt due to someone else’s negligence. In fact, cases based on negligence are some of the most common personal injury claims.
To prove negligence, the victim must show the defendant (the person, business, or government entity being sued) owed the victim a legal obligation, or duty. Next, the victim must prove the defendant breached that duty either through their action or inaction. That breach of duty must be the cause of the victim’s injuries, and those injuries must cause some sort of damages.
Proving that someone else was negligent is harder than it may seem. Every case is different and each victim’s damages are unique. A well-trained and skilled Murrieta personal injury lawyer can assess the case and determine the victim’s legal options and possible case strategies.
Local Injury Statistics
Riverside County is one of California’s largest, with a population of 2,292,507 according to 2013 U.S. Census data. With such a large population, it is not surprising that so many Riverside County and Murrieta residents are hurt in accidents and assaults each year. According to the California Department of Public Health, thousands of injuries are reported each year. In 2012, the CDPH reported the following for this area:
- 127,945 non-fatal emergency room visits due to unintentional injuries
- 11,385 non-fatal hospitalizations due to unintentional injuries
- 692 unintentional deaths
- 562 non-fatal hospitalizations due to assault injuries
- 6,620 non-fatal emergency room visits due to assault injuries
- 96 deaths due to assault
These statistics include injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, falls, machinery accidents, gun violence, assaults, and many more types of incidents. Again, not all of these injuries led to personal injury claims. However, Murrieta residents injured in an accident or intentional crime should contact a Murrieta accident lawyer to discuss a possible claim.
Hiring the Right Murrieta Personal Injury Attorney
Following an accident, a common source of personal injury cases, the responsible party’s insurance company may contact the injured victim. Often, these insurance companies offer the victim less than they are owed. Sometimes, a victim may not even realize the extent of their damages until long after the accident occurred. It is important to contact a Murrieta personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you are injured. A competent lawyer can discuss your situation, assess the facts, and help you determine whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
At The Reeves Law Group, we have over 25 years of experience helping personal injury victims. Our attorneys have a strong reputation for a reason, and are dedicated to professional and respectful service to our clients. Contact The Reeves Law Group today for a free case consultation.