San Luis Obispo Personal Injury Lawyer
San Luis Obispo, ranked among the top five places to live in the United States, is a bright and cheery place. There are incredible farmer’s markets, like the one that takes place every Thursday night on Higuera Street, breathtaking beaches such as Pismo and Avila, and historic streets to stroll down. However, even somewhere as idyllic as San Luis Obispo can be potentially dangerous and accident prone. It’s important to be prepared should you become an unwitting victim.
Even the safest and most aware San Luis Obispo County resident can become the victim of a serious personal injury accident because of another person’s negligent actions. With dangerous intersections like Santa Rose & Foothill or Los Osos Valley & Calle Joaquin, each with over 70 accidents a year, the unexpected can happen at any second. If a person negligently disregards the safety of other people, he or she can cause catastrophic car crashes, motorcycle and bicycle collisions, work accidents, and many other dangerous incidents.
California and federal law protects the rights of those wrongfully harmed by others. As the victim of a personal injury, you have the right to file a claim or lawsuit against at-fault parties for compensation that pays for your various losses.
Proving responsibility, causation and damages can be complicated. It is important to have the help of an experienced, aggressive and skilled trial attorney to guide you through the process and to convince the insurance companies to pay you the compensation you deserve. In the event that you or a loved one has been harmed in such an incident, call NordstrandBlack PC and receive a free consultation concerning your losses and rights.
What are Your Rights?
There are countless types of injury-causing accidents that fall under the category of personal injury in California. With so many factors to take into account, remember that if you have been injured by another person, either accidentally or intentionally you may qualify to recover for your personal injury.
While most people bring attention to incidents involving catastrophic and disability-causing incidents, this is not required to qualify for a personal injury case.
If you suffered physical injury and/or financial harm from another's wrongdoing you must prove that a person or organization caused your injuries and are therefore liable for your losses. For example, if you or a loved one was hit by a car on Higuera Street while shopping in Downtown San Luis Obispo, you must prove that the other driver was negligent and that the injury accident was caused by the accident. This is more complicated than it seems, which is why it is helpful to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer.
What Losses Can be Compensated?
After receiving treatment at the French Hospital Medical Center on Johnson Ave, it is important that you receive the compensation you are entitled to if you receive an injury due to an accident. Optimal recovery is only possible with financial stability. Some losses that may be covered by a claim for injury damages include, but are not limited to:
- Property damage;
- Hospital bills;
- Future rehabilitation services; and
- Wages lost due to being unable to work.
The seriousness and length of time associated with these losses will differ from case to case. As such, the amount of compensation needed will change.
Proving Fault and Your Losses
You cannot prove that you were injured by an at-fault party by your word alone. You need evidence to support your claim that you were involved in the accident, that you were injured in the accident, and that the amount of money you are asking for is legitimate.
Evidence can be in the form of photographs of the accident scene, damage to the vehicles and resulting injuries and testimony from eyewitnesses. Other evidence may be in the form of testimony from doctors and other medical providers, employers, life care planners, accident reconstructionist experts, and other experts depending on the type of injury and damages. An experienced trial lawyer can assist you to get the medical treatment and expert witnesses you need to prove the maximum value of your case so that you receive the full amount of compensation you need.
A San Luis Obispo Personal Injury Attorney Dedicated to Your Recovery
You should be enjoying the Oceano Dunes, or the Avila Valley Hot Springs, not worrying about hospital bills or lost wages. San Luis Obispo County personal injury attorney Renée Nordstrand has helped countless clients hold at-fault parties responsible for their dangerous actions and receive full compensation for their physical and financial losses. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, contact the legal team at NordstrandBlack PC. You will get a free consultation to better understand your rights through the aid of a skilled attorney.