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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

What Northern California Consumers Need to Know About Working With a Personal Injury Attorney

The phrase “personal injury” is a legal term that refers to financial losses from physical injuries that resulted from another person’s intentional wrongdoing or careless act. Under California law, a person who has been injured as a result of another’s negligence, can recover compensation for their immediate and long-term medical care, lost earning potential, and lost wages.

If there was a death as a result of another’s negligence, the family members can seek out compensation for their loss, which is called “wrongful death”.

If you or a loved one have been injured, and considering a personal injury lawsuit, know that it is not an easy task to take on alone. An experienced Northern California personal injury lawyer now’s how to analyze the evidence, bring in relevant experts and witnesses, deal with the insurance companies, negotiate a settlement, and protect your rights.

Personal injury attorneys help victims of:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Animal attacks
  • Dangerous property conditions
  • Construction accidents
  • Among others…

To learn more about hiring an attorney, read our Guide to Hiring a Lawyer section.

If you are considering hiring an attorney, you should consider talking with several before choosing one. To search for personal injury lawyers in Northern California, begin now by browsing our law firm directory, or click on your county link on this page to search for the firms closest to you. To learn more about personal injury law, go to our Learn About California Personal Injury Law section.