Anyone who suffers from a physical or psychological injury caused, in whole or in part, by another may have an actionable personal injury claim. Unfortunately, many people bear the consequences of personal injury without getting compensation because they failed to consult with or retain the services of a personal injury lawyer.
Although this website is designed to provide useful information about personal injury, it is no substitute for an actual legal consultation. If you or someone you love suffers from a personal injury contact our office immediately for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Why Hire An Attorney
As personal injury lawyers, we at Legal Objective are responsible for giving you sound legal advice and we will ensure that you receive fair compensation for the injuries that you have sustained.
Cost is not a factor; the services of a competent personal injury attorney at Legal Objective, are available on a “no-win no-fee” agreement. Such an arrangement is often referred to as a contingency fee agreement. Basically, we agree to provide legal services for a percentage of the total amount recovered. We only get paid if we recover money.
Obviously, you will need a skilled personal injury attorney if your situation involves a complex legal issue. Do not be fooled, determining what is fair compensation for your injuries is often a complex legal issue. Maximizing your recovery will require that you justify your demand to an insurance provider, opposing counsel, a judge and in some cases even a jury. Your job as our client is to get better; our job as your attorney is to get you compensation.
Personal injury matters are a very specialized area of law, and Legal Objective has handled hundreds of personal injury cases. We have the experience, reputation and dedication to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Is My Case Worth?
The question is one of “damages,” figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, mentally, physically and in some cases whether the responsible party’s conduct should be punished. Although money may be an insufficient substitute for one’s physical or emotional loss, for personal injury matters, monetary compensation is often the prescribed legal remedy. Converting your damages to a dollar amount is beyond the scope of this web-page, but our no-win-no-fee arrangement is designed to provide you with the assurance that our primary goal is to maximize your recovery.
Damages for personal injury matters can be divided into two categories, compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory Damages: Compensatory damages are typically defined as damages awarded to a person as compensation, indemnity, or restitution for the harm sustained. Compensatory damages are awarded for both pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses. Pecuniary compensatory damages for personal injury include compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages or diminished earning capacity, and other economic expenses incurred because of the injury. Compensatory damages are also available for non-pecuniary losses, such as pain and suffering and other variations of mental distress.
- You are entitled to compensation for your physical pain and suffering – both past and future- caused by your injuries. When considering a damage award for pain and suffering a skilled personal injury attorney will focus on three distinct categories;
1. The victim’s anguish and terror felt in the face of the impending injury.
- The victim’s tangible physiological pain both at the time of the injury and during recuperation.
- The victim’s enduring loss of enjoyment of life, as one who is denied the pleasures of normal personal and social activities because of physical impairment.
Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are awarded to punish and deter particularly egregious conduct. In personal injury matters, punitive damages are discretionary and can be awarded when the party causing the injury acted with malice. Malice is generally defined to constitute ill will, hatred, or reckless disregard to the victim’s rights. When determining an award for punitive damages a court will consider the wealth of the responsible party.
Top Causes of Personal Injury
Personal injury cases can be based on a wide range of causes but among the top are:
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of personal injuries in the United States. If a car accident has left you or a loved one injured or if the accident resulted in a death, then you may be eligible to receive compensation. Negligent drivers who fail to obey traffic rules or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs are legally responsible for damages they may cause to others. There are many factors that may contribute to an automobile accident, such as defective products, hidden traffic signals or highway/road defects. Identifying additional factors may enable an injured party to pursue multiple parties for compensation. Do not miss out on the compensation that you deserve, contact our office immediately for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to provide quality products to consumers and they are liable for the consequences of releasing defective products into the market. Consumer protection laws ensure that consumers who suffer from the ill-effects of defective products are entitled to personal injury compensation. The four principle theories that underlie products liability suits are (1) negligence; (2) breach of one or more warranties; (3) liability without fault or negligence, i.e., strict liability; and (4) misrepresentation. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a product that you believe to have been defective, contact our office immediately for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
People put their lives in the hands of their doctors and other medical practitioners and when these medical professionals commit an error in prescription that leads to injury or death, they may be liable to pay personal injury compensation. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reports that over 7,000 deaths resulted from prescription errors every year. If you or someone you know has been injured because of prescription error, contact our office immediately for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Slip and Fall
This type of accident commonly occurs as a result of unsafe conditions or obstructions on a walking surface. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may have a right to seek personal injury compensation. Property owners who are negligence in allowing a dangerous condition to exist, that causes another party injuries, are often liable for personal injury damages under a theory of premises liability. If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, contact our office immediately to receive a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
LEGAL OBJECTIVE, attorneys at law
We at Legal Objective understand that a personal injury can be debilitating and can lead to physical and financial problems in the long term. Aside from the medical bills you have to pay, your injury may leave you incapable of working for days, months or even permanently.
Our legal system is complex and handling your own claim can often result in extremely negative consequences. If you have been injured by the carless or intentional acts of another, even if you believe you are partly to blame, it is important that you immediately contact one of our personal injury lawyers. Your action or inaction may affect the amount of compensation that can be recovered through settlement or by a Court. Hiring a competent personal injury attorney allows you to focus on one thing, and that is getting well. While you concentrate on your health, our legal team concentrates on getting you the compensation that you deserve. Remember, if we do not recover, we do not get paid.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or loss that calls for a free personal injury consultation, then it is time to call our office: Call us at (760) 431-2200 AND GET THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION YOU DESERVE!