Arcadia Personal Injury Attorney
An unexpected accident can upend your life: You may find yourself injured, disabled, or disfigured, facing mountains of medical expenses, and possibly unable to work temporarily or permanently. If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, you need a seasoned personal injury attorney in your corner investigating the circumstances of your accident, building your case, and helping ensure that the responsible parties compensate you for the damages you have suffered. Maximizing your recovery is key to getting your life back on track after a serious injury, and our dedicated California personal injury lawyers are here to help.
At the Law Offices of Dulio R. Chavez, II & Associates, our Monrovia law firm is dedicated to helping the people of California recover compensation for the damages they have suffered at the hands of another’s negligent or reckless actions. From our offices in Arcadia, we serve clients in Pasadena and throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, and our reach extends throughout Southern California. Contact our firm for help with a California personal injury claim, and let our well-trained team achieve an excellent result on your behalf.
Negligent parties are responsible for the cost of your injuries
Accidents happen, and not always because someone acted poorly. But when someone else behaves negligently or recklessly and that behavior causes you injury, it is their responsibility to pay. Medical bills, physical therapy, property damage repairs, wages lost while disabled from working, and other ancillary costs can add up quickly, and if you do not ensure that the responsible parties are on the hook for your injuries, you could find yourself bankrupt and without recourse. Whether someone directly injured you by hitting you while driving recklessly or indirectly caused your injury by failing to repair a rickety staircase or chain up their pit bull, when someone else is responsible for your harm, it is vital that you retain a dedicated personal injury attorney to hold them liable.
Negligent drivers are responsible for damage they cause by driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while drowsy, driving while texting or otherwise distracted, or otherwise behaving in a negligent or reckless manner. Car accidents kill an average of 48 people per 100,000 population in California each year. In 2017, there were a total of 3,304 fatal car accidents and 3,602 related deaths in California. Car accidents are extremely common and range from minor to severe to deadly, and negligent drivers must be held to task for any injury caused.
Truck drivers face long, dreary hours on the road with limited rest stops and a lot of distractions, all while driving massive vehicles and hauling potentially hazardous materials. It is a recipe for serious and often deadly accidents. Truck drivers are subject to specific safety regulations, including mandatory rest stops and limits on working hours. Truckers who fail to follow these regulations and freight companies who fail to enforce appropriate safety practices are open to liability for any injuries or fatalities they cause.
Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Passenger car drivers are not the only people liable to be injured on California roadways. Motorcycle drivers are much more exposed to injury by negligent or reckless drivers and must take extra care when making split-second decisions to avoid a wreck. Whether you were injured by a negligent motorcyclist or another driver while riding your motorcycle, our personal injury lawyer knows how to build a strong case designed to get you the compensation you need.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners, building managers, and business operators are responsible for keeping their property safe for visitors. If you were injured because of the negligent failure to warn about or clean up a spill, the reckless placement of hazardous items, defective construction, or any other problem that should have been caught by those in charge of the premises, you may have a case for recovery.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
California is a “strict liability” state with regard to dog bites. Animal owners are liable when their animals attack and injure other people, even if the owner claims to have had no idea the animal was aggressive. Owners are responsible for all damages resulting from a dog bite, even if the dog has never bitten anyone before. If you have been injured by someone else’s dog, you need only prove that you were either in a public place or lawfully in a private place when the dog attacked you. Bites are the easiest to prove, but other injuries (such as being knocked down by a big dog) are equally the fault of the owner. A dedicated personal injury attorney can help you recover.
Help with Personal Injury Claims for Victims of Negligence in Pasadena and Southern California
For skilled, efficient, and dedicated help with a personal injury matter in Southern California, contact the Arcadia Law Offices of Dulio R. Chavez II & Associates for a free consultation at 626-357-3303.