Personal Injury Lawyers
With over 30 years of legal experience, San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Howard Kitay has the experience to aggressively investigate and prosecute all types of animal attacks, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, and product liability claims on your behalf. Do not let careless and reckless individuals get away with causing your injuries.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident or because of someone else’s negligent actions or behavior contact an experienced accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Howard A. Kitay and schedule a free initial consultation. We have offices throughout San Diego County and charge no fee unless we recover for you.
An Overview Of Personal Injury Laws In California
Personal injury lawsuits are filed by those injured due to the negligence of someone else. Usually the victims personal injury attorney files the claim on their behalf. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include slip and fall, automobile accidents, assaults and battery, and product liability. Generally speaking, the premise behind filing a personal injury lawsuit is to determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained. If you or someone you know has been injured by the careless actions of another, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your rights and how to protect them.
Dangerous or Defective Products
A person injured while using a product that was manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way may be able to recover the resulting damages from the responsible party in a product liability-based personal injury suit. These products can be everyday products you use in your home, office, or at work. Children are especially susceptible to injury due to faulty products as they lack the cognitive ability to understand that the product may be dangerous.
Car accidents cause the loss of time, property, health, and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including drunk driving, distracted driving, driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects, and dangerous weather. Regardless of what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a San Diego personal injury lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options, and your future.
In many animal attack cases the culprit is more often than not a dog. However, in California, many other types of domesticated animals, such as ferrets, cats, and even birds, can also bite humans. Even non-domesticated animals, such as large cats ordinarily found in the wild, but owned by some people as pets have been known to attack children and adults. An animal owner’s liability for injuries caused by his or her pet, if any, will vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Slips, Falls and Other Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor. Property owner liability varies depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred.
In general, a wrongful death claim is one in which it is alleged that a person died as a result of another’s negligence. The deceased person’s surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses. California, like all states, has its own wrongful death laws, and not every state follows the same guidelines, principles, or rules.
Assault and Battery
In civil court, assault and battery are intentional torts and can be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit against the person who commits them. Assault and battery are different from other personal injury claims in that the person accused of assault or battery must have acted with the intent to cause a certain result — either fear in the victim or physical contact with the victim’s person.
Contact An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Being injured due to the actions of another is what is known as a tort. Under California tort law the victim may be entitled to various benefits and forms of financial compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Call San Diego Accident Attorney Howard A. Kitay for a free consultation by dialing (619) 442-0542. Mr. Kitay charges no fee unless he recovers for you and your family.