If someone failed to address unsafe conditions or acted without regard for others’ safety and caused an accident that involved you, you may have suffered severe injuries. You may now struggle to cope with chronic pain that makes it difficult for you to work and care for your family. The medical costs may have already reached tens of thousands of dollars, and doctors may have told you that you will need ongoing care for months or years—possibly even for the rest of your life. Your injuries and the financial toll may create unbearable stress and strain your relationships with family members.
A San Francisco personal injury lawyer may be able to help you seek a financial award to compensate you for your injuries. The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can investigate who was liable for the accident and file a personal injury lawsuit to seek justice. Call our office at 800-730-1331 to discuss your case with a member of our staff.
Types of Cases a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Handle
Personal injury cases seek to compensate victims for the harm they suffered in a wide range of circumstances. The common thread is that someone acted negligently and that individual’s negligence led to someone else’s injuries. According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), a person who acted negligently failed to conduct themselves with a degree of care that an ordinarily prudent person would have used in the same circumstances. These are some of the types of personal injury cases that Ben Crump Law, PLLC, handles.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
A motor vehicle accident may include a collision between two cars, a car and a truck, a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, or a motor vehicle and a cyclist or pedestrian. It is not always easy to figure out who was liable.
In many instances, a driver acted negligently by:
- Talking or texting on a cellphone
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Driving while intoxicated
In those cases, we may file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
Sometimes, an investigation reveals that the other driver’s actions did not cause the accident. For example, the other vehicle may have had a manufacturing defect or a defective part. If a mechanical failure caused the driver to lose control, you could hold the company that manufactured the vehicle or the defective part liable for the crash.
In a case involving a collision with a commercial truck, things can get even more complicated. If the truck driver acted negligently, you could hold the driver’s employer liable, provided the driver acted in the scope of employment at the time of the accident.
Often, employees from several companies have contact with a commercial vehicle. Workers who repair and maintain trucks, as well as load and unload them, may behave negligently, and their actions may contribute to a collision.
You may have difficulty sorting things out and determining who was ultimately responsible for the accident. A San Francisco personal injury lawyer can investigate to understand the circumstances that led to the crash entirely, determine who was liable, and decide how best to proceed with your case. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today to review your case for free with a team member.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident can have serious consequences, including broken bones, head trauma, and back and neck injuries, especially if a person lands on a hard surface, such as a sidewalk or driveway. Some injuries may heal in a matter of weeks, but others may require multiple surgeries, limit a victim’s range of motion, and cause chronic pain.
The owner of a property has a duty to protect others from harm. For example, the homeowner or an employee at a business should clean up a spill, shovel snow, or spread sand or salt on an icy walkway. If you were a guest at someone’s home or visited a business and slipped and fell because a responsible party failed to take reasonable steps to prevent an accident, you may qualify for financial compensation.
People go to doctors seeking help for their ailments, but unfortunately, healthcare providers sometimes fail to meet the standard of care. They make mistakes that cause patients to suffer more and incur additional medical expenses. Medical malpractice may leave patients unable to work, suffering from long-term physical and emotional consequences because of a healthcare provider’s mistake.
Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms. For example, a doctor or nurse practitioner may misdiagnose a condition or diagnose it late, resulting in a delay in treatment. A healthcare provider may prescribe or administer the wrong drug or dosage. A pharmacist may fill the wrong prescription or misprint the instructions. A doctor or nurse may fail to monitor a patient’s condition, perform a surgery incorrectly, give a patient a drug that they are allergic to, or make a host of other serious mistakes.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving San Francisco, call 800-730-1331
How a Lawyer May Be Able to Help You
A San Francisco personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances that led to the accident and the actions that others took or failed to take that caused your injuries. If they find that another party’s negligence caused your injuries, they can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
An attorney can seek compensation for the medical expenses you have already incurred and the costs for care that you will likely need in the future. Also, they might pursue compensation for your lost income and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
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Contact Our Firm to Discuss Your Case
People who have suffered personal injuries sometimes do not file a lawsuit because they think they cannot afford an attorney. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, works on contingency. That means clients do not have to pay us anything unless we secure a financial settlement to compensate them for their injuries.
You have a limited amount of time to begin the process of seeking justice. According to CCP § 335.1, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of injury. For a medical malpractice case, you have one year from the date you knew or should have known about the injury, or three years from the date the injury occurred, whichever is earlier, under CCP § 340.5.
Thoroughly investigating a personal injury case is often a time-consuming endeavor. The sooner you contact us, the sooner our team can get to work. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at 800-730-1331 to speak with a team member.
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