If you or someone you know has suffered serious injury or death due to the negligence or misconduct of another, get the legal guidance you need from experienced Thousand Oaks personal injury lawyers by calling Westlake Injury Law. Our team helps clients fight insurance companies and corporate legal teams to hold the wrongdoer accountable and get our clients the compensation they are owed.
For over a decade, we have fought aggressively to help people obtain a strong resolution against those who fail to act responsibly. When you reach out to our firm, you can rest assured that our staff will take the time to get to know you so that we can offer you fair and unbiased legal advice and guidance.
Whether you have recently been in an accident or other form of negligence, we are confident that we can assist you. To get started, please contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation and find out how Westlake Injury Law may be able to assist you and your family.
We understand how important your legal issue is to you. Our team treats each client with the attention, compassion, and care they deserve. With hundreds of clients served throughout Southern California, we have earned a reputation as a dependable legal ally in cases of personal injury, wrongful death, and vehicular accidents.
From the moment of your call to our Westlake Village law office, you will be treated with respect and dignity no matter what your legal matter may be. Our experience and knowledge of various legal practice areas allows us to represent clients facing a number of legal concerns.
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Whether you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, experienced a slip and fall, were harmed by a defective product, or were harmed through some other irresponsible behavior, our team can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.
Our knowledge and experience in this field has allowed us to help victims and their families win fair compensation for the injuries they sustain. We understand the strategies corporations and insurers will use to avoid paying a settlement for damages, and we are committed to keeping them responsible. Do not fight your case alone. You have a team standing ready to help you. Call our office today and learn more about the legal options you may have available.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
The amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the specifics of your case. A critical factor is that we develop early and consistent essential evidence of your injuries and evidence clearly proving liability. The types of damages an injury victim can pursue in a personal injury case, economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages. Economic damages compensate the injured party for financial losses, such as medical expenses or missed days at work due to the inability to work.
Non-economic damages, compensates the injured party for non-financial suffering, like pain and suffering, or mental anguish. Punitive damages differ from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party, as such they are not often awarded.
Talk to Our Firm About Your Case
In California, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years. The statute of limitations is essentially how long you have to file a personal injury claim in order to pursue compensation before you lose your legal right to do so. Every state has their own time limit. California’s law can be found in the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1.
This two year time limit, however, can differ based on the specifics of your case, which is why it is important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. In instances where a government entity is the legally responsible party, you must make a formal claim within six months or the claim is lost forever. Call our firm to discuss your case during a free consultation today.