A personal injury can leave you with oppressive medical bills, force you to miss work, reduce your future earning capacity, and cause you incalculable pain and suffering. These losses and inconveniences can place a burden on both you and your family, sometimes through no fault of your own. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we take on the person or persons whose negligence caused your injury and hold them liable.
The Thousand Oaks personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you with any personal injury situation you are facing. We will get to the bottom of your case, including who was responsible, how they displayed negligence, and how we can prove it. We canfight for a fair out-of-court settlement and go before a jury if the other party does not agree to it.
To receive a free consultation and case evaluation with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, call us at (800) 223-5115.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for Help with any Personal Injury Situation
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we never shy away from the tough cases. We want to hear from you even if other attorneys have told you they could not help you. We can help you seek compensation for:
- Car accident injuries
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Truck accident injuries
- Injuries or illnesses resulting from defective products or drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Injuries from using defective or damaged products
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Wrongful death
While there are countless ways to get injured, the only thing that matters from a legal standpoint is that another party or parties were in some way responsible for your injury. Even if they did not do anything blatant or malicious to injure you, we can hold them liable if the evidence shows they exhibited negligence or carelessness, or did not behave in a manner expected of a reasonable and responsible person.
How We Hold the Responsible Parties Liable
In order to recover damages in a personal injury case, we have to show it is more likely than not that the other party bears legal liability for your injury and for the damages you incurred because of it. Legal liability means that the law deems them to have enough fault that they should financially compensate you for what you have suffered.
For a person or persons to have legal liability for someone else’s injury in California, four facts must be true:
The Other Party Owed You a Duty of Care
The other party cannot be liable for your injuries if they had no duty of care to keep you safe to begin with. If you were injured in a car accident, for instance, the other driver owed you an implied duty of care simply by having a driver’s license and sharing the road with you. If you suffered medical malpractice, your doctor/patient relationship establishes a duty of care by the physician and their staff.
The Other Party Violated Their Duty of Care
We can show the other party violated their duty of care by presenting evidence that they failed to act the way a reasonable person faced with the same situation would have. Proving this failure of duty may require us to bring in expert witnesses (to play the role of the reasonable person, perhaps) and present other evidence gathered during the investigation of your case.
You Were Injured Because of the Other Party’s Violation of Their Duty of Care
Once we have established that the other party owed you a duty of care and that they violated it, we must draw a clear connection between their failure and your injury. This is typically done with medical records and other evidence and documentation surrounding your accident. We will make the case clear and show that, more likely than not, you would not have been injured, at least to the same degree, if the other party had behaved responsibly and upheld their duty of care to you.
You Suffered Economic or Noneconomic Losses Because of Your Injury
The last component of a successful case involves laying out the full slate of damages you incurred because of your injury. By showing all of the economic and noneconomic losses you suffered, we can extract fair compensation from the responsible party or parties, which may include money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages or reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Depending on the specific nature of your injuries, more compensation may apply.
For a free legal consultation with an personal injury lawyer serving Thousand Oaks, call (800) 794-0444
Make Sure You Take Action Before the Deadline
According to California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, personal injury victims typically have two years to take legal action against the responsible party or parties, but the specific time can vary based on the unique circumstances of your case. If you have questions about how the statute of limitations affects your claim, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help. We can even file a quick lawsuit to keep your case active if the statute of limitations or another deadline looms.
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Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for Help
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help. Our Thousand Oaks personal injury lawyers want to help you, so we never charge a fee unless we secure a settlement or court-awarded offer on your behalf. To receive a free personal injury consultation right away, call us at (800) 223-5115.