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Personal Injury
in Stockton

Personal injury lawyers are trained to help anyone hurt after an accident seek compensation for their injuries. Our Stockton personal injury attorney has jumped in to help men and women hurt in motor vehicle collisions or in accidents involving property defects. Our firm can take over the personal injury claims process for you.

Under California law, accident victims have certain rights when someone else is at fault for their injuries. Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Brian P. Azemika today to discuss your accident. Our legal team has decades of experience with these kinds of cases. They can go over your memories of the accident and explain in greater depth whether you can receive compensation.

Our Law Firm’s Personal Injury Experience

Our personal injury law firm has juggled multiple personal injury lawsuits over the past 20 years, and we bring the same depth of knowledge to each case. Personal injury is an expansive field. It typically involves any accident that leaves a person in bodily pain.

An experienced personal injury attorney at our firm can help you if you were hurt in any of the following ways:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian or bicyclist accidents.
  • Train accidents. Our clients are injured when struck by a train or while riding in a train that derails.
  • Premises liability accidents, such as slip and falls, trip and falls, electrocution, and negligent security. Any accident caused by a failure to maintain property is a possible premises liability claim.
  • Product liability cases, where a defective product injures you. Examples include defective appliances, furniture, clothing, and toys. Products are defective in design or manufacture, or they lack instructions or safety warnings.
  • Medical malpractice. Doctors and other medical providers can end up harming patients when they don’t follow the correct standard of care. Patients often end up experiencing unnecessary pain and needing additional medical care.
  • Recreational accidents, including sports injuries, swimming pool accidents, and theme park accidents.

This is a partial list. If you were hurt in any type of accident, reach out to our firm. Don’t face the insurance company alone, and never assume that you don’t have a case, because you might be surprised at the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive.

Serious and Painful Injuries

Our clients suffer significant injuries in these accidents. They are often in so much pain that they need a lift to the emergency room. Other people will feel “fine” immediately after a crash because adrenaline is masking their pain. Over the next day or two, however, their condition worsens.

Go to the hospital after an accident for diagnosis and treatment. We can help anyone suffering from:

  • Cuts, abrasions, or lacerations
  • Burns
  • Pinched or compressed nerves
  • Fractures
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Strains, sprains, and contusions
  • Dislocated joints at the ankle, shoulder, or knee
  • Organ damage
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputation

Early medical intervention is critical for aiding recovery. Without treatment, some relatively minor injuries develop serious side effects, such as infection, which could prove fatal. Other side effects include chronic pain, scarring, and emotional distress.

Do You Have a Valid Personal Injury Case?

We can file a personal injury claim when someone else is at fault for your accident. “Fault” is a legal concept meaning responsibility. There are many situations where a person is at fault for their injuries:

  • Negligent driving, such as driving while distracted, tailgating, or making an illegal turn or lane change,.
  • Inadequate security, which makes guests and visitors vulnerable to crime on the premises.
  • Failing to fix hazards or warn visitors of them, leading to accidents on dangerous premises.
  • Unreasonably dangerous products which are defective in design, manufacture, or labeling.
  • Reckless behavior, including drag racing, driving on the sidewalk, or firing a gun into a crowd.
  • Intentional conduct, such as assaulting or kidnapping someone, leading to injury or possibly death.

You might not know what happened after an accident, which is OK. Call our firm to schedule a meeting with our lawyer.

Comparative Fault & Your Personal Injury Case

In many cases, there is no dispute that an accident happened. Instead, the parties disagree over fault. For example, you might have been rear-ended by a speeding motorist, but they blame you for texting and driving. When both sides are to blame, our state’s comparative fault law comes into play.

California’s law is friendly to plaintiffs. In some states, you can’t seek compensation if you are 50% or more to blame. But that’s not the rule here. You can sue so long as you are not 100% to blame for your injuries.

Nonetheless, any comparative fault will reduce your damages by a like percentage. So if you are 45% to blame, you will receive 45% less in compensation. Our office always strives to minimize your fault in any personal injury claim process.

Elements of a Personal Injury Settlement

At the Law Office of Brian P. Azemika, we settle most of our personal injury cases. That means it’s unnecessary to go to trial. Instead, we secure a fair amount of compensation after negotiating with the other side.

How much compensation is “fair”? We strive to obtain money for all your losses, such as:

  • Any lost income when you miss work due to painful injuries or rehabilitation;
  • Any lost benefits tied to working;
  • Medical treatment for your injuries, including prescriptions, surgery, diagnostic tests, doctor’s appointments, and rehabilitation;
  • Future medical expenses for catastrophic injuries, like future spinal surgeries;
  • Pain and suffering, emotional distresses and loss of consortium, along with other intangible injuries.

The amount you receive depends on how much insurance or resources the defendant has, as well as the extent of your injuries. In a consultation, we can provide an individual assessment of your personal injury lawsuit.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation Today with a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Stockton personal injury attorneys are proud to serve the community with representation in personal injury cases. After an accident, you are probably in intense anguish and don’t have the ability to put together an effective personal injury claim. Let us lighten the load by answering your questions and, if hired, taking over your case from start to finish. Contact us to get started.