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When a serious accident changes your life, our legal system allows for civil lawsuits so you can seek damages against someone responsible for harming you, meant to offset your medical bills and compensate you for the pain you have suffered. You have to take action quickly to ensure you are able to hold those responsible liable for their actions and gain the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or attack, do not hesitate to contact us. NordstrandBlack PC has Ventura personal injury attorneys standing by to listen to what happened and talk about your options going forward. We understand that the legal system can be complicated and intimidating, which is why we are here to help you and fight for you. Call us at (805) 962-2022 for a free case evaluation.

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case is a type of civil lawsuit that you can file in order to hold someone who harmed you financially responsible for what he or she did. It is completely separate from criminal charges, which are handled by state prosecutors when a crime has occurred. If someone has been arrested and charged in a criminal case, such as a DUI, you can file a separate civil personal injury claim against him or her if the crime injured you.

What Accidents Result in Personal Injury Cases?

Many things can be grounds for a personal injury case. Some examples include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Train Derailments
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Animal Attacks/Dog Bite
  • Premises Liability
  • Defective Products
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Wrongful Deaths

In Ventura, Highway 118 and Highway 126 see more than their share of dangerous accidents. These sometimes-winding roads can be dangerous, especially at night, and many motorists are not as careful as they should be, leading to tragic accidents.

What Injuries Can Occur?

People may be injured in many ways after a serious accident, and not all of these injuries are physical. However, some injuries are quite common in Ventura accidents. These include:

  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Neck and shoulder injuries (whiplash)
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

What Are Negligence and Liability?

The terms "negligence" and "liability" come up often when you are looking into a personal injury lawsuit. Quite simply, "negligence" refers to any action that is not what a reasonable person would be expected to do. Driving while intoxicated, failing to obey traffic laws, failing to repair damaged stairs, not keeping a dog on a leash, and firing a gun up into the air all may be considered negligent actions, depending on the surrounding circumstances.

In order for “liability” to exist there must be causation. This means that someone behaved in a negligent way and that negligence directly caused an injury, which makes the negligent party at least partially responsible for the injury. If a vehicle is going well above the speed limit while driving beside you, but you break your ankle on a broken piece of sidewalk, the person who drove too fast is probably not liable for your injury, because the injury is not related to his speeding. However, if the driver struck you because he was going too fast and could not slow down, the driver can be held liable for harming you.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Yes; you absolutely need a lawyer to represent you before filing a personal injury lawsuit. Federal, state, and local laws are complicated. Any mistake you make can harm your case or cause your claim to be denied in a civil court. An experienced Ventura personal injury attorney not only helps you avoid these pitfalls, but takes the burden of legal proceedings off your shoulders.

Call NordstrandBlack PC at (805) 962-2022 to handle your Ventura personal injury case. Your consultation is free, and we will advise you on the best options for your unique situation.

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