If you or someone you love has been injured by another’s wrongdoing, you may be able to seek compensation for your injury and loss. To learn more, contact a personal injury lawyer in San Diego today.

What Is Personal Injury?

Personal injury, in the legal sense, is a type of tort or civil [as opposed to criminal] wrong one person causes another because he or she failed to use reasonable care. A tort constitutes legal reasons to sue someone to recover losses caused by an injury or other type of harm, including psychological.

A common example of personal injury law is when one person, who is injured in a car accident, sues the driver of another car who caused the accident. The person who is suing is seeking financial compensation for numerous reasons.

Types of Injury Cases We Take

Our personal injury law firm in San Diego handles a wide range of injury claims for people throughout San Diego County, including (but not limited to):

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • wrongful death

We represent people that have suffered serious injuries due to:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Work-place accidents
  • Defective products

Reasons for Compensation

The following are some reasons why a person would receive financial compensation:

  • Emotional distress: This would be to compensate someone for the psychological impact of the injury.
  • Income: This includes compensation for what would be present income as well as income in the future.
  • Income: This includes compensation for what would be present income as well as income in the future.
  • Loss of enjoyment of daily activities: This includes temporary or permanent disabilities.
  • Medical treatment: This includes being compensated not only for the present cost of medical treatment for the injury, but also for future and follow-up care. In the case of serious injury, this might be compensation for life-long care.
  • Pain and Suffering: This would include payment for current and future pain and suffering.
  • Property loss: This would apply to loss of a car or any other personal property.

Payment of punitive damages also may be made when the person causing the injury has committed particularly egregious offenses.

Every personal injury case comes with its own set of facts, and the compensation varies. To discuss your own circumstances with a personal injury lawyer in San Diego please contact us today.