Visalia’s Personal Injury Lawyer
Visalia sits in the middle of the biggest agricultural-producing region in the nation. That means people are on the go early in the morning and late into the night.
Unfortunately, Visalia’s industry can leave residents vulnerable to unique hazards. Delivery trucks and farm equipment can create dangerous obstacles on the roads for other drivers. Those working in factories and outside in the fields can face threats to their well-being in the workplace. The dangers can be in the store you shop at or contained in the products you bring back to your home.
All of these dangers and more fall under the legal concept of personal injury. If you are hurt on property owned by an employer, a store owner, or if you’re injured in a car accident, make sure you talk to a lawyer at Maison Law in Visalia. Your injury may be painful and prove permanently debilitating, and your fight with an insurance company to get help in recovery may only be beginning. Don’t face that challenge alone. Contact our lawyers for a free consultation on your case and for a discussion about your best options moving forward.
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Personal Injury Dangers Across Visalia
You may be heading to work or dropping the kids off at Redwood High School or El Diamante High School. You may just be doing your grocery shopping for the week. It’s a sad fact, but anytime we leave the house we can be exposing ourselves or our families to hazards around Visalia. The hazards can even be in our own homes.
That danger may be at a high school sporting event where you take a tumble or your little athlete gets hurt. It could be on an aisle at Walmart when a spill left by another customer is suddenly underfoot and sends you falling backward. These are all places that property owners, proprietors, and even the city government can be held accountable for when you are injured. If they created the obstacle or knew about the hazard they can be liable for not cleaning it up or repairing it.
These are just a few of the hazards that can fall under personal injury law and leave you in need of a legal expert:
- Auto Accidents: Whether you are struck by a distracted Uber driver or someone who just couldn’t wait to send the next text, careless drivers are everywhere and can cause serious injuries. Car accidents can put innocent victims through unnecessary hardships when having to ask car insurance companies for help with hospital bills and lost time at work. Insurance agents all employ the same tricks to get victims to sign off on unfair compensation offers. An attorney on your side can make sure you don’t fall prey.
- Bicycle Accidents: In California, bicyclists are given the same rights as cars. However, many drivers sharing the streets are negligent, careless, or otherwise dangerous neighbors. This can lead to serious injuries when autos and bicycles collide.
- Motorcycle Accidents: While motorcycles have a lower profile than other road vehicles, drivers are obligated to operate safely, being mindful of their presence. Since riders less protected than drivers, injuries can be severe.
- Dog Bites: In California, dog owners are legally responsible for their dog’s behaviors. Even if a dog has never been aggressive before, the owner has a duty to pay for damages if their dog causes an injury.
- Slip-And-Falls Accidents: The devastating injuries that can result from a fall on any property you may visit can rob you of your mobility and even your memories if you suffer a blow to the head. Store owners, theme park operators, those responsible for public locations, apartment owners, and any other property owners who invite people onto their land are all responsible to provide reasonably safe passage for customers, visitors, and renters.
- Pedestrian Accidents: When a pedestrian is injured in an auto accident, the results can be devastating. If the victim is injured, there can be expensive medical bills on top of a long recovery.
- Wrongful deaths: Some of these dangers can seem insignificant but tragically any of them can cause the tragic loss of life. Families left behind after losing a loved one should not be targeted by the expenses that an accident can bring about. A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that can seek to find justice for the victim and provide for a family to help them avoid financial hardships now and in the years down the road when they must cope with life without the support of that loved one.
- Workplace Accidents: Farming, ranching, and other agricultural workers experience the highest death rates per 100,000 workers in an average year according to the National Safety Council. The construction industry generally sees the most deaths overall in a year. Injuries in any field can threaten your life or knock you out of work for weeks. Your employer should be providing as much protection as possible to keep you safe and should also be the first to step up and take responsibility when you are hurt.
- Unsafe Products: You may purchase a malfunctioning dryer, a refrigerator, or even contaminated food that hurts you or your family. There may be many parties who can be held accountable for your difficulties including the store or business that sold you the product. The designer of that product and the manufacturer of the product can also be held responsible for every cost of recovery and repair to your home.
Visalia’s Personal Injury Lawyer
Visalia is a community that prides itself on hard work and family life. Those qualities must sometimes be protected when property owners, careless drivers, or negligent employers put others at risk and end up getting them hurt.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured due to the carelessness of someone else, contact a Visalia Personal Injury Lawyer with the experience to demand what’s fair from national corporations, local employers, and anyone else who may be liable for your suffering.
Discuss your case with attorney Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law in Visalia, for a free consultation that comes with no obligation. Mr. Gasparian worked for major corporations and dealt with some of the biggest insurers in the world. He now uses his knowledge to make sure everyday people aren’t taken advantage of by corporate lawyers and insurance adjusters. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice, and the personalized attention to detail their case deserves.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sue my employer for a workplace injury in Visalia?
Often no, but you may be able to sue others. If you get hurt at work, in most cases the Department of Labor will pay you benefits through workers’ comp and you won’t be allowed to sue your employer. However, if your injury was due to another party’s negligence, such as a tool or a safety-equipment manufacturer, then it might be in your best interest to file a third-party lawsuit.
Will my injury case end up in court?
It’s unlikely. Insurance agents for at-fault companies, drivers, and proprietors don’t usually want a case to end up in front of a judge and jury because of the costs involved. If they see that you are willing to take them all the way to court over your claim they will usually be motivated to make a fair compensation offer to avoid a court date.
Can emotional anguish factor into a wrongful death claim?
Yes. The trauma of suddenly losing a family member will be a devastating experience. A child or a spouse will be without a loved one as they try to continue on with life. The costs of psychological counseling and care can be included in any compensation received. The loss of the emotional and financial support the deceased would have provided over his or her lifetime can also be considered.