Choose Aggressive, Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Who Are Ready to Get the Best Possible Outcome for Your Case
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence or carelessness, it is important to consider your legal options. Why should you be expected to pay medical bills for an injury that someone else caused? Why should you live in poverty due to an inability to work after an accident someone else caused?
At DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 we believe that you shouldn’t suffer due to the actions of others. We believe that those who acted recklessly should be held accountable financially if not criminally. We cannot press charges against them but we can help you file a personal injury claim. Call us now at (626) 285-8815 to learn how we can help you with your case.
What type of personal injury case do you need assistance with?
We have been a firm for nearly a decade and in that time we have worked with a wide range of clients on many types of cases recovering millions on behalf of our clients. Some of the personal injury cases we accept include:
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Drug-Impaired Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Head-on Vehicle Collisions
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Interstate Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Multi-Car Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Side-Impact Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Rollover Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Wrongful Death
How to prove your personal injury case
In most personal injury cases, the plaintiff must prove three elements in order to obtain damages:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant broke that duty via negligence
- The defendant’s fault was a significant factor in producing the injury (“causation”).
When a person fails to act as a reasonably cautious person would in the same scenario, he or she is being negligent.
Potential damages that can be recovered in a California personal injury attorney
There are two main types of damages that can be recovered in a California personal injury case: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are money paid by a wrongdoer to compensate a victim for their losses. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are meant to penalize the defendant and deter others from engaging in similar activity.
The two types of compensatory damages
Compensatory damages, often known as real damages, are divided into two categories in California accident and injury cases:
- Non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering
- Economic damages, such as medical expenses, property damage, and lost income
The “economic damages” of a plaintiff are those to which a monetary value may be easily assigned. Economic damages, also known as special damages, are intended to compensate the plaintiff for any “out-of-pocket” expenses he or she has incurred or will incur in the future.
Among the most common economic losses include (but are not limited to):
- Medical expenditures
- Property damage
- Lost income / lost earnings
- Lost earning capability
Non-economic damages are ones that do not need any out-of-pocket costs. Non-economic damages, sometimes known as general damages, cover more subjective losses such as:
- Pain and suffering Emotional anguish
- Physical impairment (such as the loss of use of a limb or organ)
- Unjust difficulty
- Loss of pleasure of life
If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party, contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 to find out how we can help.