Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyer
Your Trusted Partner for Personal Injury Claims in Lancaster, California
When life takes an unexpected turn due to someone else’s negligence, you need more than just legal assistance. At Trevino Law Firm, we’re committed to helping personal injury victims in Lancaster, California, recover the compensation they deserve while making sure they get the care and attention they need. Led by the skilled and compassionate attorney Darlene Trevino, our law firm helps injury victims hurt by the negligence of another in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, as well as premises liability claims such as slip & fall, negligent security, and dog bites. Unlike large personal injury firms where you’re treated as a case number, we give you the individualized attention you deserve. Contact our experienced Lancaster personal injury lawyer today.
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Drowsy Truck Driver Accidents
- Drunk Driver Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Overloaded Truck Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip & Fall
- Tractor-Trailer Jackknife Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Truck Maintenance Safety Regulations
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Understanding the Elements of a Negligence Claim in California
Filing a successful personal injury claim requires being ready to prove all the elements of a negligence case. At Trevino Law Firm, we build your case over time while you are receiving the treatment you need so that when the time is right, we have prepared a strong case that proves the other party’s liability to you for the full extent of damages you’ve suffered. Our case preparation includes gathering the evidence that establishes all of the following elements of a personal injury claim:
- Duty of Care: The other party had a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner toward you.
- Breach: They failed to uphold that duty by acting or failing to act in a certain way.
- Causation: Their actions or inaction directly resulted in the injury you suffered.
- Damages: You suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm due to the other party’s negligence.
By working closely with each client, Darlene Trevino ensures that these essential elements are meticulously demonstrated to build a compelling case for a swift, full and fair resolution of your claim.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases
Timing is crucial when it comes to filing a personal injury claim in California. The statute of limitations sets a strict timeline for initiating legal action. For most personal injury claims, the deadline is two years from the date of the injury. Missing this window can result in the loss of your right to file a claim altogether. At Trevino Law Firm, we make it a priority to keep track of important deadlines, ensuring that you don’t miss your chance for justice.
Depending on the nature of your injuries and other important facts surrounding the case, we may be able to resolve your claim much sooner. We don’t settle cases too quickly or too cheaply just to move on to the next case like some of the “mills” that splatter the airwaves with their advertisements. We do, however, start to work on your case right away and move to settle it as soon as it is in your best interest to do so.
Understanding Shared Fault Under California’s Comparative Negligence Doctrine
Every state has its own way of handling cases when both parties are deemed to be partially at fault in an accident. California follows a “pure comparative negligence” approach, which allows injured parties to recover damages proportionate to the other party’s fault for the incident. The amount you can recover will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault, you can still recover 80% of the total damages awarded. But even if you were 80% at fault, you could still recover 20% of your damages from the other party. This doctrine recognizes fairness and responsibility and that nobody should be let off the hook when their negligence or misconduct contributed to another’s injury.
In appropriate cases, Darlene Trevino and her team apply their extensive knowledge of California’s comparative negligence doctrine to negotiate fair settlements that recognize your share of the fault. We won’t, however, be bullied into accepting an unfair amount based on unfounded allegations of the victim’s negligence that aren’t supported by the facts.
Serving the entire Lancaster Community, One Client at a Time
With fluency in English and Spanish, Trevino Law Firm is well-positioned to serve both the Spanish-speaking and English-speaking communities of Lancaster. Here, you’re not just another file on a shelf; you’re a member of our community seeking justice. We invest time and resources in each case and client, reinforcing our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for you.
Contact Trevino Law Firm Today
Whether you’ve been involved in a Lancaster car accident or suffered a slip & fall, Trevino Law Firm is the legal partner you can count on to guide you through the complexities of California personal injury law. Together, we can build a strong case to help you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve. For personalized service and experienced legal representation, contact the Lancaster personal injury attorneys at Trevino Law Firm today by calling 661-526-5012 for a free consultation. There’s no fee until we win compensation for you.