Hurt in an Accident in California?
San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Offers Free Initial Consultations
An accident is rarely a true “accident,” where no one is responsible for what happened—usually, a person’s negligence is to blame. For example, a negligent driver may ignore speed limits and cause a car crash. If you sustain injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, then you can hold that party accountable for your medical bills and other losses through a personal injury claim. However, although the law entitles you to compensation, you may face opposition from the liable party’s insurance company and/or defense lawyers. A personal injury attorney can help you stand up to this opposition and fight for the recovery you deserve.
Lawyer Frederick M. Dudek has been advocating for the rights of injury victims in the San Diego area for over 20 years. Before founding his own practice, he worked for a large firm handling complex, multi-million dollar cases. Now, he combines that experience with the personal attention and caring counsel of a small operation. He limits the number of cases he accepts, so that you can be confident that you will receive comprehensive representation and frequent updates. If you need assistance after any kind of accident, then contact San Diego personal injury attorney Frederick Dudek today.
What Are Common Reasons for a Personal Injury Claim?
Each state has its own laws regarding an individual’s right to bring a civil claim against another party. However, generally speaking, you may file a personal injury claim for compensation against a person, company or government agency that causes you physical or financial harm. In most cases, a person files a claim after an accident that causes injuries and other damages. Some of the most common examples include:
- Motor vehicle accidents. After a car accident in California, you can usually file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer. If this driver is uninsured, then you may be able to collect compensation from your own provider or through a personal injury lawsuit. The same is true of any collision, including bus accidents, motorcycle wrecks and bicycle crashes.
- Accidents due to unsafe premises. Depending on the circumstances, property owners may be liable for guest’s injuries due to negligence. For example, if a property owner allows dangerous conditions to persist, then slip and fall accidents may seriously harm guests. However, premises liability laws impose different levels of responsibility depending on the type of owner and the reason for the visit.
- Defective products. Manufacturers must test all new consumer products to ensure they are reasonably safe and free from defects. However, companies may skip or overlook necessary regulations or safety checks, resulting in items that may cause serious harm. Defective vehicles and auto parts, medications and children’s product are all common reasons for a product liability claim.
Can I Afford a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney?
Lawyer Frederick Dudek takes cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay anything at the beginning of your case. Instead, you only owe lawyer fees if you receive a successful verdict or settlement. This means that if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, then we do not charge you any lawyer fees.
We work on contingency fees so that your finances do not prevent you from getting qualified legal representation. Additionally, you can speak with Frederick Dudek, free of charge, in an initial consultation. He can answer your questions and offer advice on your best options with no obligation. If your personal injuries are minor, then he can advise you on how to file a claim yourself. Most importantly, he will be candid about your rights and your ability to recover through a personal injury claim.
Call Today for a Free Consultation with a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney
If someone else’s negligence caused your personal injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death, then contact our San Diego law firm today. Lawyer Frederick Dudek may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call (858) 530-4800 or contact us online to get started now.