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Few things are as devastating as an unexpected injury. Unfortunately, though, many people suffer sudden harm while they are simply going about the activities of their daily lives. In most cases, the accidents that cause such losses are avoidable, however, and would not occur absent some degree of negligence. If you or a loved one sustained damages due to an accident or another act of carelessness, it is in your best interest to consult an attorney regarding your potential claims. At Melo Law, your personal injury case is personal to us, too, and we will go above and beyond to provide comprehensive legal assistance tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. We regularly represent parties in personal injury matters in Riverside County, Los Angeles and cities throughout Southern California.

Personal Injury

Personal injuries can cause significant physical pain and limitations that require extensive medical treatment, including hospitalizations, surgeries, and therapy. They can also prevent the injured party from working, either temporarily or permanently, and can cause significant emotional trauma as well. Fortunately, parties who suffer personal injuries can often recover damages in civil lawsuits, including the cost of any medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, and damages for the pain and suffering caused by their harm. 

Premises Liability

Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner, and when they breach the duty, it can result in a dangerous condition that presents a risk of harm to people entering the property. For example, if food, liquid, or debris is allowed to remain on a floor, it can cause a person to suffer a slip and fall accident. Similarly, if stairs, a sidewalk, or parking lot are allowed to remain in a state of disrepair, it can cause a person to trip and fall, suffering injuries. If the injured party can show that they were injured by a dangerous condition on a property and that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, they may be able to recover damages from the property owner.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are common throughout Riverside and Los Angeles and are typically caused by the reckless driving of one or more parties. Parties that suffer injuries in a car accident often pursue damages in a civil lawsuit, in which they allege that the defendant driver’s negligence caused the accident. To successfully prove a defendant should be held accountable for negligence in a car accident case, a plaintiff must show that the defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care but that the defendant breached the duty, thereby causing the accident. The plaintiff must also show that they suffered quantifiable damages as a result of the accident.

Pedestrian Accidents

People walking on sidewalks and streets typically anticipate that they will arrive at their destinations unharmed. Unfortunately, though, many drivers fail to notice pedestrians or grant them the right of way when they should and subsequently strike them with their vehicles. Accidents involving pedestrians often cause catastrophic injuries, and reckless motorists should be held accountable for the harm they cause innocent people to suffer. Typically, a plaintiff in a case arising out of a pedestrian-car accident must prove the defendant was negligent.

Ride-Sharing Accidents

Ride-sharing applications, like Uber and Lyft, have made it easier for people throughout Riverside and Los Angeles to travel without worrying about driving or parking. Like all other motorists, the people who work as drivers for ride-sharing companies have a duty to drive safely at all times. Unfortunately, however, ride-sharing drivers sometimes depart from their duties and drive in a careless manner, which leads to an accident. People injured in ride-sharing accidents can often recover compensation for their harm, but the amount recoverable will depend, in part, on whether the ride-sharing driver was actively working at the time of the incident.

Brain Injuries

Most people will be involved in accidents at some point in their lives. While many are fortunate enough to escape serious harm, others suffer catastrophic brain injuries that irreparably alter their lives. Such injuries typically cause physical pain, emotional trauma, and significant economic losses and leave people wondering how to tackle the challenges caused by their harm. In many instances, however, the incidents that cause brain injuries arise from negligence, and the parties that cause them may be found liable in personal injury lawsuits. If you sustained a catastrophic brain injury due to the carelessness of another individual, you should contact an attorney to discuss your potential claims.

Truck Accidents

Trucking companies and the drivers they employ are required to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations regarding the safe operation of trucks, as well as any applicable state laws. All too often, however, truck drivers fail to abide by limitations with regard to driving times, truck inspections, and weight limits, and accidents occur as a result. Accidents caused by commercial trucks typically cause catastrophic injuries and substantial damages due to the massive size and weight of the trucks. If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be able to recover damages from the truck driver, and if the driver was working for a trucking company from their employer as well.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are an exhilarating mode of transportation, but motorcyclists are at a higher risk of injuries due to the lack of protection provided by motorcycles and because motorcyclists often go unnoticed by other drivers. For example, motorcycle accidents are often caused by drivers turning left in front of motorcycles without adequate clearance, changing into a lane where a motorcyclist is traveling, or rear-ending a motorcycle. In many cases, a driver who causes a motorcycle accident may argue that the motorcyclist caused the accident in an attempt to avoid liability. Even if a motorcyclist is partially at fault for an accident, however, they can still recover damages; the damages will simply be reduced in proportion to their fault.

Speak with a Knowledgeable Riverside and Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney

People who recklessly harm others should be held accountable for all of the consequences of their actions. If you sustained injuries due to someone else’s carelessness, you should speak to an attorney to discuss your options for seeking damages from the party that caused your harm. At Melo Law, our Riverside and Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are committed to providing highly personalized service and treating each client as an individual and not just another case. We take the time to listen, understand your concerns, and provide clear, practical legal advice tailored to your situation. One of our attorneys will review the facts of your case personally, and evaluate the situation and provide solutions to help you recover! You can contact us at 888- MELO-LAW, via email at  or via our form online to schedule a confidential and free consultation.

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