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A serious injury can leave you feeling overwhelmed by medical bills, lost wages, and intense pain and suffering. If your injury is due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. A Temecula personal injury lawyer can help you by reviewing the details of your case and identifying all of the parties liable for your injuries. If the reckless actions of another person left you with serious—and possibly permanent—injuries, you may want to contact a Temecula personal injury lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Negligence and Your Injuries

When another person fails to use the same care that a reasonable careful person would use in similar circumstances, that person is negligent. While you may use as much care and caution as possible, you may experience serious injury by someone who failed to do the same.

Serious injuries can turn your world upside down in an instant. Your ability to work or to enjoy your favorite activities can come to a complete stop. Depending upon the severity of your injuries, you may never return to a career that you worked hard to build.

The skilled personal injury trial lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are committed to helping members of the Temecula community who find themselves in this stressful position. The costs associated with your injuries should not come from your own pocket. Your life may never return to the way it was before the accident, and that is not fair. If you experienced serious injuries due to the negligence of another person, contact Gomez Trial Attorneys now.

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. Other types of personal injury cases include:

A personal injury case can involve one or more of the following types of serious harm:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function.

A brain injury can affect you or a loved one in the following ways:

  • Cognitive function: Effects such skills as thought processing and memory.
  • Motor function: Effects mobility, balance, and results in muscle weakness.
  • Sensations: Effects such sensations as taste, touch, hearing, and vision.
  • Behavior/emotions: Affects the ability to control anger and increases the risk of depression.

If your loved one experienced a severe brain injury, they may require more care than you can provide. Placing your loved one in a skilled nursing facility is never an easy decision. Such facilities are expensive, with an average cost of $8,365 per month. Your loved one deserves quality care. Seeking compensation that can help pay for this care is possible under California law. Discussing your case with a member of our team is the best way to explore your legal options.

Spinal cord injury – The spinal cord performs an important function in communicating with the brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts this communication, resulting in limited or no sensation or movement below the point of injury.

Accident victims who experience such a catastrophic injury often rely on a power chair for mobility. Home modifications are generally necessary to accommodate the power chair. Modifications to vehicles—or the purchase of accessible transportation—is another necessary expense.

Power chairs, vehicles, and other important necessities require frequent replacements throughout the years. According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the costs associated with a spinal cord injury can reach into the millions of dollars throughout the patient’s lifetime.

Internal injuries – Some of the most dangerous injuries are those that exhibit no signs or symptoms. Internal injuries like that of internal bleeding can damage organs and result in death if left untreated. Seeking immediate medical attention following an injury is imperative for your health and any future litigation. Medical records can serve as valuable evidence for your case.

Broken bones – A traumatic accident can leave you with more than just a broken arm or leg. How the bone breaks within your body can determine your recovery time.

The types of bone fractures include:

  • Transverse: The break is in a straight line across the bone.
  • Oblique: The break is diagonal across the bone.
  • Compression: The bone is crushed.
  • Comminuted: The break is in three or more places and fragments are present at the fracture site.

These are just a few examples of the way a bone may fracture as the result of an accident. Your fracture may require future surgeries, extensive physical therapy, and result in a long recovery. You may need assistance with daily tasks such as bathing and dressing.

BurnsBurns come with a substantial risk of serious infection. Many patients require specialized care at a burn center, often placing them far from family and friends. Plastic surgery can help with scarring. Some patients find counseling helpful for dealing with the emotional stress of such an injury. speak to an experienced Temecula burn injury lawyer today to learn how you can get the compensation you need.

Serious injuries like these and others require expensive medical care that can continue throughout your lifetime. Medical costs continue to climb, making the need for financial compensation even more vital for one’s future if they are injured. If you or your loved one was seriously injured due to no fault of their own, legal representation may be necessary to ensure that you or your loved one has the funds necessary for medical care and much-needed peace-of-mind.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

You may make every effort to drive defensively and obey every traffic rule while on the road. All it takes for your life to change in an instant is one driver who chooses to drive negligently or recklessly.  One person’s careless behavior, either before getting behind the wheel or while driving, can affect the lives of the drivers on the road—including yours.

Numerous public safety campaigns and stricter laws have done little to discourage drivers from engaging in the following behaviors:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drowsy driving

Distracted driving is of growing concern as drivers continue to text and drive. According to the CDC, there are three main types of distraction:

  • Visual: takes your eyes off the road.
  • Manual: takes your hands off the wheel.
  • Cognitive: takes your mind off driving.

Texting while driving involves all three, according to the CDC data. A survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 78 percent of those surveyed view texting and driving as a real danger on city streets and highways. Despite this, as many as 35 percent admitted to sending an email or text while driving.

An especially traumatic injury can result in one—or more—of the types of injuries listed above. If you or a loved one suffered one of those injuries, or some other form of harm from an accident due to someone else’s negligence, a lawyer can help you demand justice and accountability from the responsible party. Inquire about your options by reaching out to Gomez Trial Attorneys as soon as possible.

Fatal Injuries and Wrongful Death

An accident that results in the death of a close loved one is devastating. Learning that your loved one’s death was preventable, had the other person used reasonable care, is especially distressing. No amount of money can fill the void left by the loss of your loved one. Pursuing financial compensation can, however, help ease the financial burden for items such as funeral costs and loss of income.

Your relationship to the decedent is a key factor in determining whether you are eligible to pursue a claim. Wrongful death cases are quite complex and mourning your loss leaves little time to deal with the details of your case. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can breathe easier knowing your case is in experienced hands.

Do not let insurance company representatives pressure you into accepting less than you deserve. Insurance companies typically want to settle cases quickly and cheaply and sometimes attempt to pressure families into making important decisions during their time of grief. It’s important not to make important financial decisions in haste.  Instead, focus on grieving and healing, and leave the legal details to our trusted team.

How Gomez Trial Attorneys Can Help You

Insurance companies may contact you soon after your accident to offer you a settlement. The amount of money they offer you may seem like a large sum, but it is most likely less than you actually need to pay for all of your expenses. Accepting their initial settlement offer without first consulting legal representation is often a bad idea because it can prevent you from pursuing civil action later, should your medical condition worsen or expenses prove higher than predicted.

Some individuals want to negotiate for a better settlement on their own. This often, however, leads to disappointment and little to no funds for most accident victims. Insurance companies are often too experienced to take on without an experienced advocate who knows how to negotiate with big insurers. Personal injury lawyers understand the strategies insurance companies use to deny, delay, or to underpay accident victims. A Temecula lawyer can aggressively negotiate with insurance companies to secure fair compensation for you.  It’s important to hire a trial lawyer who has the trial experience necessary to present your case in court if the case does not settle out of court.

Filing your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires is another important consideration. A statute of limitations is a state law that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit.  If you miss the deadline for filing your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you will be barred from pursuing civil action forever.

Your injuries and your losses require significant attention. This time of great stress is no time to try to learn the law or to negotiate with insurance companies on your own. Learning to cope with the reality of your situation is essential to your physical and emotional health. Our legal team can stand firm in pursuing compensation you deserve yet remains compassionate with clients. By providing frequent updates, we keep you constantly informed of the status of your case.

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we protect victim’s rights by pursuing civil action via the claim and lawsuit process. No matter how difficult the case, we work hard to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Contact Our Temecula Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Attorney John Gomez

John Gomez, Temecula Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.

We understand that your accident or the loss of your loved one may leave you feeling confused about your next step. While contacting an attorney may cross your mind, it is easy to put off making the call or contacting us online.

The quicker we are contacted, the more time we have to prepare your case. Reviewing the evidence associated with your accident takes time. Police reports, accident scene photos, and witness statements are all important evidence that requires our full attention.

Insurance companies may not only try to deny you the compensation you deserve but they may try to blame you for the accident that caused your injuries. This is unfair and one reason why you need to secure legal representation as soon as possible. It is important that, during this most challenging time, you have someone protecting your best interests.

Most people do not leave home expecting to wind up injured and in a hospital bed. If you’ve experienced a serious accident and have been injured as a result, you deserve justice and compensation. While each case is different, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you were seriously injured in an accident that was no fault of your own, contact Gomez Trial Attorneys. Gomez Trial Attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the Temecula area. We offer free case evaluations, leaving you nothing to lose by calling us today at (619) 237-3490.

 

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