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If you have been injured in an automobile accident or other serious accident in San Diego city, nearby areas, or within the state of California, the most important decision you make is hiring the right injury Law Firm in San Diego to represent you.
The Torkzadeh Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with offices in San Diego and provides services to San Diego County and throughout the state of California. Understanding the individual victim’s rights and having the legal experience to fight for what is right is the goal of every lawyer in our San Diego office and throughout our legal practice. Each city and state has their own laws and protections for both the victim and the accused so having an attorney on your side that knows the system and has won many cases is the area is valuable for your best outcome. Contact us today to talk with one of our San Diego Lawyers.
Question: How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in SD?
Answer: At Torklaw, we work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay if we don’t win. There is no cost to talk to a lawyer and you don’t pay anything upfront.
Question: What’s the first thing to do if someone hits your car in SD?
Answer: The best thing to do is contact a lawyer first. Often insurance companies want a statement right after the accident is reported so it’s good to have legal advice right away.
San Diego – A Popular California Destination
No trip to California is complete without a visit to San Diego. Right on the Pacific Coast, the city has beaches, beautiful parks, and a year-round warm climate. With Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, museums, gardens, art studios, and galleries, it is a beloved spot for visitors as well as locals. The harbor is home to several ships, including an active naval fleet. A former aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, is a popular museum that sits in the harbor. The city’s population was estimated to be 1,394,928 people as of July 1, 2015, making it the second largest city in California. The city is 120 miles from Los Angeles and is adjacent to the country’s border with Mexico.
San Diego is part of the San Diego-Tijuana conurbation, which makes it the United States’ second largest transborder agglomeration between a bordering nation and the U.S. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States. The area was the home of the Kumeyaay people, and became the first site on the West Coast of the U.S. visited by Europeans in 1542 when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claimed the area for Spain. San Diego became part of Mexico in 1821, but became part of the U.S. after the Mexican-American War when California was admitted to the union. San Diego is the city seat of San Diego County, California.
Looking at the San Diego Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
No city is without its fair share of accidents. As a larger city, San Diego sees several motor vehicle crashes every year. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) maintains records of motor vehicle crashes. The OTS reported that in 2014 the city had 8,693 motor vehicle accidents that involved injuries or fatalities. Alcohol was involved in 994 of those crashes. When broken down, 490 of the accident involved motorcycles, 643 accidents involved pedestrians, and 552 involved bicyclists.
Many of those accidents, 1,930 to be exact, were speed related. Nighttime crashes, which occur between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. accounted for 867 of those accidents. There were 526 hit and run accidents in San Diego during 2014 that resulted in death or injuries. The city had 2,746 DUI arrests that year. So, it goes without saying that there is a real risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident of some sort in San Diego. If you are injured in a San Diego car accident, you can file a personal injury claim to recover damages. The team at TorkLaw has successfully helped hundreds of clients throughout the years recover the compensation they were entitled to receive after a San Diego car crash.
If you have been injured in a San Diego auto accident, call on the Torklaw team to thoroughly investigate your claim and pursue a personal injury claim to help you get the compensation you deserve. Many people in car accidents suffer serious injuries, but some even suffer catastrophic injuries, which are life-altering. We have helped clients with even the most serious injuries with personal injury lawsuits. Regardless of the kind of injuries you have suffered, Torklaw is ready to help. Every client gets the same caring, compassionate treatment while we aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Some auto accidents result in fatalities. If your family member was killed in a motor vehicle accident because of someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, a wrongful death claim can be filed. A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury claim on behalf of someone who cannot file their own claim. It can be filed by a close personal relative or by the estate. There are different damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim, such as medical expenses, burial costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. While it is a challenging time for your family, you should seek help from the experienced San Diego wrongful death attorneys at Torklaw. You have a limited time to seek compensation for your loss of a loved one, so act now before time runs out.
San Diego Boating Accidents
Because of its location on the water and a naturally deep harbor, San Diego is a prime spot for boating. There are several causes for boating accidents in San Diego. Boats are used for work and pleasure, so those boating for pleasure who receive injuries and those working on a boat and who are injured are covered by different liability rules. Some common boat accident scenarios include a boat colliding with a submerged object that cannot be seen from above, a boat hitting a wave and overturning, a boat colliding with another boat’s wake, and two boats colliding with one another.
Boat accidents might be impacted by both state and federal laws. If the boating accident happens when out at sea, rather than state common law the accident might be subjected to maritime law. If during a boating accident someone disappears, dies, requires medical treatment other than first aid, if the boat is destroyed and there is property damage exceeding $2,000, the boat operator must file a boat accident report with the state reporting authority per federal law. You might use the boating accident report as evidence in a San Diego personal injury lawsuit.
If you suffered injuries in a pleasure boat while being used for pleasure that is covered by state laws, you will have to show negligence as part of your claim. That means someone did not act with due care and the failure to exercise due care resulted in the accident in which you were injured. When the accident is because of two boats colliding, it could be because of one boat operator or both boat operators. There might be state laws that require specific boat operators to give right-of-way to other kinds of boat operators. As an example, the laws in some states require motorboats to get out of the way of sailboats because motorboats are more maneuverable.
The applicable laws, the kind of boating accident, and how the accident occurred all play a role in the San Diego boating personal injury claim. In general, all boating operators must watch for potentially hazardous situations. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident in the San Diego area, schedule a free initial case evaluation with the experienced legal team at Torklaw. We have attorneys specializing in boat accident injury who will be able to investigate your accident, go over the evidence, and then determine how to proceed with a claim for compensation regarding your injuries and damages.
San Diego Workplace Injuries
Regardless of where you work or what your job duties are at work, you can suffer injuries while on the job. While some injuries are obvious when an accident happens, there are injuries that might not be known for several years. As an example, if you fall from scaffolding and hit your head and back on the ground causing a spinal injury that is an immediate injury. If you work construction and inhale asbestos particles, you might not realize the impact until years later when you are diagnosed with mesothelioma or a respiratory disease. Torklaw’s team of experienced San Diego workers’ compensation attorneys have helped clients who have been injured in both kinds of situations.
If you are injured on the job, you must notify your supervisor or human resources department right away. An accident report must be completed. Be sure to give a detailed account of the incident, including the date, time, and location and how and why it happened. Make sure the person completing the report is aware of any witnesses that might have seen what happened. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be very challenging, and your employer and their insurance company might initially deny your benefits claiming your injury wasn’t suffered while on the job. We can help you receive the benefits you deserve if your claim is denied or if you are not given the full benefits you should be receiving.
If you have been involved in an on-the-job accident while working in San Diego, you should consult with Torklaw. Our skilled and knowledgeable team of workers’ compensation attorneys stay current on California workers’ compensation laws, which can be a tough and challenging topic. The laws are constantly changing, so we stay current on any new legislation that has been enacted so we can help workers get the compensation they deserve. Let us handle your workers’ compensation claim so you can focus on recovering from the injuries you have suffered.
Aviation Accidents in San Diego
In general, flying by helicopter or plane is much safer than traveling on the road. Unfortunately, aviation accidents do continue to happen. When there is a helicopter accident or a plane crash, intensive and thorough investigations are conducted to determine what went wrong and why it went wrong. You can count on our legal team using that information to the best of our ability to pursue damages on your behalf. If you have been injured in a San Diego aviation accident, you most likely have suffered serious physical injuries as well as emotional and mental trauma. You deserve compensation for what you have endured.
If a loved one has lost his or her life in an aviation accident, we are ready to help you recover compensation through a wrongful death claim. We know your loved one can never be replaced, but the compensation can help your family’s financial shortcomings that result from that family member’s loss of income, medical expenses, and burial costs. We help clients who have been injured from all kinds of aviation accidents, whether it be a flight on a tourist helicopter for a sightseeing trip or the crash of a small private plane or a large commercial jet. Call the Torklaw team today to discuss your aviation accident claim.
Different Kinds of Injuries Suffered by Accident Victims in San Diego
Sometimes you are in an accident and you can fully recover from the injuries in a few weeks or a few months. If that is the case, you can consider yourself lucky despite your injuries. You can recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income as well as other damages incurred during that time. Others, however, might suffer catastrophic injuries that change their lives and the lives of their families forever. We also represent those who have suffered these debilitating injuries, such as amputation, traumatic brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, vision loss or damage, hearing loss or damage, or any kind of paralysis. Call the 24/7 helpline at Torklaw today at (888) 845-9696 to get the legal help you need to pursue a claim so you can recover compensation for your damages. Act now, because you only have a limited time to pursue a claim.
If you have suffered serious injuries in San Diego, you need experienced legal representation that you can trust. Torklaw has a solid reputation and a proven background for successfully getting settlements or judgments for accident injury victims. We will file your personal injury claim and then try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached and agreed upon, we will take your case to court and let the jury decide how much you should be compensated. Torklaw offers personal injury representation for:
For San Diego personal injury and wrongful death claims, turn to the experienced injury lawyers people have come to trust throughout the years. Now is the time to pick up your phone and call the 24/7 free legal helpline at (888) 845-9696. Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, and we will help you regain control of the situation so you can focus on healing physically and emotionally.
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