San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys
In 2009, unintentional personal injuries sent over 149,000 San Diegans to the emergency room, hospitalized 21,149 people and resulted in 949 deaths. Needless to say, personal injuries are a serious matter. When a personal injury happens to you, an experienced San Diego personal injury attorney will know what to do to help you receive just compensation for your injuries.
Unintentional Injuries in San Diego
Many individuals often confuse unintentional injuries with “accidents.” However, the two are actually quite different. The main difference is that unintentional injuries are predictable and can be prevented with the appropriate prophylactic, or preventative, measures.
Conversely, accidents are often unavoidable and can happen by chance. In either case, someone ends up hurt, and the harm is usually caused by another person’s negligent actions.
As the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, unintentional injuries are a serious problem. Some unintentional accidents are self-inflicted, meaning that the injured person hurt him or herself. However, the majority of unintentional injuries result from the actions of one person causing harm to another, whether done on purpose or not. When an unintentional injury, or accident, happens to you or someone you love, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer in the San Diego area as soon as possible to help preserve your rights.
Unintentional injuries can result from many sources, such as fires, accidental falls, slip and falls, drowning, motor vehicle accidents, injuries caused by natural phenomenon or the environment, accidental poisoning, sports or recreation, injuries that result from public transportation or suffocation. Many of these unintentional injuries result because someone was negligent in some way.
Sometimes the Other Party’s Insurance Company Gets Involved
Sometimes, if there has been a severe injury or if someone has died, the at-fault party will call upon their insurance provider to handle the aftermath of the accident. In such a case, as the victim, or surviving family member, you will need to retain a personal injury attorney to help you deal with the insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for being convoluted in how they deal with victims and their families, deliberately being confusing and difficult to deal with when a claim is filed. Essentially, the insurance company’s goal is to be the biggest possible headache for the victim to deal with so that the victim will accept a settlement just to be done with the whole ordeal.
An experienced attorney knows how to deal with an insurance company. With many years of experience behind him or her, a good accident attorney knows what expect, what to do, and exactly how to do it to save everyone time and trouble. Your attorney will most likely deal with a claims adjuster or mediator for the insurance company, who has probably processed thousands of personal injury claims. The lawyers at The Reeves Law Group have the skills and knowledge to match wits with the insurance company and will be able to expedite the resolution of your case by navigating through the insurance company red tape for you.
Personal Injuries Should be Taken Seriously
Injuries can significantly impact a person’s life and could have lasting effects. An accident could leave an individual unable to work, or in need of medical attention. It is estimated that in 2009, accident and personal injuries cost San Diegans upwards of $3.4 billion dollars in lost productivity and medical care. If you are the victim of an accident due to the negligence of another, you will need to contact a San Diego personal injury lawyer because you are likely entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses. It is highly likely that you are also be entitled to compensation for any lost wages or time you needed to take off from work due to the accident.
Every accident case is unique and requires its own special evaluation by an experienced attorney. If you desire a case review free of cost by a specialized personal injury lawyer, contact us.