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Personal Injury Lawyers Bay Area

If someone else’s failure to live up to their responsibility to your safety leaves you injured, you can seek compensation for the covered losses you experience through a personal injury claim. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can make a significant difference in your ability to recover fully, and having an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Bay Area from Bogaards Law on your side is an important part of the process. 

Common Forms of Personal Injury Claims

No two personal injury claims ever involve exactly the same circumstances or follow exactly the same path, but most such claims fall into categories like the following:

  • Traffic accidents, such as car, bus, motorcycle, scooter, bike, and pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability claims, such as fires and explosions

Additionally, claims related to nursing home abuse and neglect and wrongful death in which the accident victim succumbs to their injuries are very similar to personal injury claims. 

The Elements of Your Claim

In order to bring a successful personal injury claim in the State of California, you’ll need to demonstrate that four distinct elements are present, including:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care – or had a responsibility to consider your safety – to begin with. For example, when you drive, it’s necessary to take the safety of everyone else on the road into consideration.
  • The at-fault party was negligent in regard to the duty of care owed. When a motorist speeds or drives drunk, for example, they breach their responsibility to the safety of others. 
  • The other party’s negligence directly caused the accident or incident that left you injured. 
  • As a result, you suffered losses that the law addresses. 

Your Losses

In a personal injury claim, the law allows you to seek compensation for losses in the following categories:

  • Property damage, such as to your vehicle in a traffic accident
  • Your medical expenses, which – if your injuries are serious – can include ongoing healthcare needs
  • Your lost earnings, which may include losses related to your earning potential
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering

It’s critical that every category of loss you experience as a result of the other party’s negligence is well represented in your personal injury claim. 

How a Lawyer Can Help

Your dedicated personal injury lawyer will ably take on all the following primary tasks:

  • Gathering the evidence necessary to build your strongest claim
  • Highlighting the exact losses you’ve suffered
  • Communicating with the insurance rep to ensure you don’t need to make a statement
  • Skillful negotiating with the insurance company for a settlement that’s fair to you
  • Being prepared to take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t engage in fair negotiations 

An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in the Bay Area Can Help

The formidable personal injury lawyers at Bogaards Law in the Bay Area focus their immense skill and experience on skillfully advocating for the legal rights of all their clients, and we’re here for you, too. Learn more by contacting us for a free consultation today.

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