Personal Injury & Civil Litigation

Injuries happen. But when the injury was caused by someones else's negligence, you deserve to receive appropriate compensation. It’s more than just helping you recover from the pain and hardship of your injury. Compensation can help you put your life back together and move forward.

You need good legal representation to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team will help walk you through the process and will fight for you every step of the way. We'll make sure you get a fair compensation for your loss.

We can help you identify the responsible party, determine the value of your personal injury claim, and handle the legal side of pursuing compensation.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Many circumstances can be considered a personal injury case. You'll need to consult with a lawyer or other legal representative to know for sure, but here are a few categories of personal injury cases that are common in California.

We handle cases arisings from

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian/bicycle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Construction accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Premises liability
  • Property damage claims
  • Defective products
  • Breach of contract
  • Business disputes/litigation


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Vehicle Collision Cases

If you were injured in a car accident and the other driver is considered at fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

Pedestrian / Bicycle Accidents

If you or one of your family members was hit by a car, we can help with pedestrian and bicycle accident cases.

Premises Liability Cases

If you were injured on public property, or someone else’s private property and your injury was due to negligence on the part of the property owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Dog Bites

Over 4 million dog bite attacks occur across the country every year. We can help with your case.

Defective Products Cases

If you were hurt due to product failure or a defect in a product you purchased, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of that product.

Construction Accident Cases

If you were hurt on a construction site, even if you were working on that site, your case may fit a construction accident personal injury claim. However, there are specific criteria that define whether your case is a personal injury case or a worker’s compensation case.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Any injury that is the result of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness might quality as a personal injury and be eligible for compensation. Relatively minor injuries like cuts and scrapes can quality, as can disabling injuries.

The severity of the injury and circumstances of the accident both have an impact on the kinds of compensation you might receive.

Here are some examples of injuries commonly covered by personal injury law in California:

  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Spinal injuries

What’s Your Personal Injury Claim Worth?

The cost of the medical expenses you incur and other factors can vary depending on the situation that caused your injury, as well as the nature of the injury itself. It's important to consult with a lawyer when determining the potential value of your case. You'll need to estimate not only your current damages related to the injury, but also your future damages such as medical expenses, wage loss, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, etc.

You may also be entitled to compensation for other kinds of expenses and losses including but not limited to:

  • Property damage
  • Inability to work
  • Present and ongoing medical costs
  • Lifestyle changes required by your injury
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Your spouse's loss of companionship, moral support and/or intimacy

Knowing the value of your claim helps make sure you get the compensation you're entitled to and helps you return to normal life, sooner.

Comparative Fault and the Statute of Limitations:

There are a few more things you should know about personal injury claims in California.

The statute of limitations in California is 2 years from the date of the injury. In Government claims, you must file your claim no later than 6 months from the date of injury.

After those periods have passed, you cannot file a personal injury claim in California.

California also follows a comparative fault system. That means that more than one person or party can be considered at fault for your injuries, including you.

For instance, in premises liability cases you may be considered partially liable for your injury if you should have known that there was a risk, like wet floors on the premises.

In those kinds of circumstances, the other party would be responsible only for their percent of liability. If you are deemed 20% liable for your injury and the other party is 80% liable, they would pay 80% of the value of your personal injury claim.

Contact Us:

Personal injury cases can quickly get complicated. It’s important that you contact a lawyer and obtain legal representation as early in your personal injury case as possible. Contact us to go over the details of your case and see if you can press a personal injury claim, today!

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GW Law Group has been serving clients throughout the world since 2003 by providing legal representation pertaining to all matters of civil litigation and immigration law.


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Oakland, CA 94612

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Elk Grove, CA 95758

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