Posted by Gurjit Srai In Personal Injury April 8, 2024 0 Comment

No one wants to experience an accident, but unfortunately, it is an all-common occurrence. When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity, it can be even more frustrating. With the help of an experienced Fresno accident attorney, you can file a personal injury claim against the at fault party to get compensation for your injuries.

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

The term “personal injury” refers to the physical, emotional and/or psychological harm caused by another party’s negligence, reckless actions, or intentional acts. The legal definition of “injury” includes the invasion of a legally protected interest that results in loss, damage or suffering of the victim.

As part of your personal injury claim, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • Out of pocket expenses

Your Fresno personal injury lawyer will look at the details of your case and help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

The type of injury you suffer depends on the specific facts of your case and the type of injury you were involved in. Below are some common types of personal injury claims:

  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Work in jury accidents
  • Burn injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Wrongful death

Regardless what type of personal injury claim you were injured in, if it was caused by the negligence of another entity you should contact an attorney to help you get the justice you deserve.

Negligence and Liability

In order successfully file an injury claim, you have to prove the elements of negligence. Negligence is when someone fails to reasonably act, thus causing injuries to another party. The elements of negligence include:

  • Duty – the expectation to use reasonable care with regard to others
  • Breach – the wrongful act or conduct
  • Causation -the relationship between the party’s breach of care and the damage that occurred
  • Damage – damages include anything you suffered as a result of the injury

Contact an Experienced Fresno Accident Attorney

If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.

The Fresno accident attorneys at the Srai Law Offices advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call 209-323-5558.