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Oakland Personal Injury Attorney

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury law is a broad area of the law, which addresses the important matter of accidents that are caused by the negligence of others. When someone owes you a duty of care – such as other motorists with whom you share the road do – but whose negligence causes him or her not to uphold this duty, it can lead to a personal injury claim (if you are injured by an ensuing accident). If this is the difficult situation you find yourself in, it’s time to consult with an experienced Oakland personal injury attorney. 

Common Categories of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims come in many different forms, but some of the most common include:

  • Traffic accidents of every kind, such as car, truck, motorcycle, rideshare, bike, and pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, and other kinds of premises liability claims
  • Accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries
  • Product liability claims

Wrongful death claims in which the accident victim succumbs to his or her injuries and medical malpractice claims are also very similar to personal injury claims.

Damages Covered by Personal Injury Law

Those damages that are covered by personal injury law (and for which you can seek compensation in your personal injury claim) include:

  • Property damage (such as to your vehicle in a traffic accident)
  • Medial costs
  • Lost earnings on the job
  • Pain and suffering

Traffic Accidents

Traffic accidents are a prime example of personal injury claims. For example, if a distracted driver who is texting behind the wheel leaves you injured in a car accident, he or she has neglected the duty of care owed to you. And if your injuries lead to losses, you’ll have all the elements necessary to bring a personal injury claim. The kinds of driver negligence that often lead to traffic accident claims (other than the distraction mentioned) include:

  • Aggression
  • Impairment by drugs or alcohol
  • Excess speed
  • Exhaustion 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a very common form of premises liability claim (a subcategory of personal injury claim). The duty of care owed by commercial property owners to their customers, clients, guests, and other visitors involves maintaining the premises at the same reasonable level of safety that other reasonable property owners maintain in similar situations. If the property owner or manager’s failure to do so leads to a visitor slipping, falling, and suffering injuries and attendant damages, it can lead to a viable slip and fall claim.  

Don’t Wait to Call an Experienced Oakland Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury law is based on negligence, and if someone else’s negligence leaves you or someone you love injured, it’s time to consult with a practiced Oakland personal injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Scott Righthand, we recognize the serious nature of your situation and are fully committed to using our impressive experience in pursuit of your claim’s favorable resolution. To learn more about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your free consultation today.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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