Injured Due to Negligence? Call Our Pasadena Team
Being injured due to the negligence of another individual or company can cause a ripple effect that puts additional stress on you and the members of your family. If you were seriously injured in the accident, you could be facing months, years, or even a lifetime of medical treatments, interventions, and rehabilitative therapies. Losing a few days of work may not be a huge deal for most people. If, however, you are unable to return to work for longer than that, you may be scrambling to pay your normal monthly expenses. While your situation may feel hopeless, having a Pasadena personal injury attorney in your corner can potentially change everything for the better.
Attorney Scott Glovsky, a highly qualified Pasadena personal injury attorney, can significantly impact your case. Scott Glovsky has spent his entire career going toe-to-toe with the opposition, working tirelessly for his client’s rights. Scott completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his law degree at Cornell Law School.
The founder and the face of the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky, Scott believes strongly in helping those injured and unsure of where to turn. At our firm, we listen, prepare the facts and heart of your case, apply the law to the facts of your case, and develop strategies and tactics that will maximize your chances of winning. Scott is a first-class negotiator yet never hesitates to walk into a courtroom on behalf of a client.
Attorney Scott Glovsky is a trial lawyer—he tries cases, and he wins. Because an experienced trial attorney can secure a large jury verdict, the other side fears an experienced trial attorney more than anything. Taking legal action can be a big step—attorney Scott Glovsky will ensure you have the necessary information to make the very best decisions.
What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury occurs when another individual or entity (company, corporation, etc.) acts negligently and that negligence results in injury to an individual. Although there are many different types of personal injuries, automobile accidents are the top cause of personal injury claims. Victims of personal injuries can benefit greatly from speaking to a Pasadena, personal injury attorney.
Many legal issues are associated with a personal injury claim, and insurance companies want to pay out the least amount possible. This leaves the injured person struggling to pay medical bills while dealing with lost wages and chronic pain and hoping the insurance company will do the right thing. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely do “the right thing” on their own. They are persuaded to do the right thing by an experienced, knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Personal injury lawyers help those who have been physically or psychologically injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another individual or entity. The goal of a personal injury attorney is to recover a fair settlement on behalf of the injured party. The personal injury lawyer will present a demand letter to the insurance company on the client’s behalf, then enter into negotiations with the insurance company. A Pasadena personal injury attorney from the Offices of Scott Glovsky will never accept a lowball settlement offer, instead will take your case to trial to ensure an equitable settlement.
What Types of Personal Injury Accidents Does the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky Handle?
The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky handles the following types of personal injury accidents:
- Bicycle Accident—Bicyclists hit by a vehicle are likely to have severe injuries as there is virtually no protection for the bicyclist other than a helmet. Bicyclists are sometimes the victims of hit-and-run accidents as well. Being severely injured, through no fault of your own, then facing months or years of medical treatments and rehabilitative therapies can be daunting. Add the inability to work and make a living, and you can see why having an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney by your side is so important.
- Burn Injuries—Burn injuries can happen on public or private property or at work when there is negligence at hand. Burns are painful, difficult to recover from, and can cause permanent injury, including disfigurement. The treatments for burns are long, painful, and expensive.
- Catastrophic Injury—Injuries that result in permanent disabilities are known as catastrophic injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, severe burns, and serious internal injuries all fall under the catastrophic injury umbrella. Because these injuries can require years—or a lifetime—of medical treatments, the financial impact can also be devastating.
- Car Accidents—Personal injury lawsuits from car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims. Although the injuries can range from minor to life-threatening, even relatively minor car accidents can cause significant physical and financial distress.
- Dangerous Prescription Drugs and Defective Medical Devices—As consumers, we believe that the prescription drugs we take and the medical devices implanted in our bodies are safe—and usually, they are. In some cases, however, our faith in these drugs and devices is misplaced, and injuries and illnesses result.
- Elder Abuse—When caregivers fail to provide primary care and necessities for the elderly or intentionally cause them harm, elder abuse has occurred. Elder abuse can include physical and verbal abuse as well as financial abuse. If your loved one was harmed while in long-term care or another type of facility, you must speak to an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney.
- Medical Malpractice—Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to act reasonably—in the way another medical professional with the same training would have done. Medical injuries caused by negligence can result in a lifetime of pain and suffering.
- Motorcycle Accident—Motorcyclists have little in the way of protection, other than a helmet if worn, and possibly leathers (protective leather chaps). When a vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the motorcyclist will likely suffer severe injury, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage. Such injuries will result in an inability to work and make a living.
- Premises Liability—When an individual is injured on another’s property due to a hazard that the property owner failed to remedy, he or she could have a premises liability claim. Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability, as do dog bites and other injuries.
- Product Liability—Like dangerous drugs and medical devices, consumers expect the products they purchase to have a safe design, be manufactured correctly, and operate as expected. When products cause injury, a product liability claim can be made by the victim.
- Slip and Falls—Slip and fall injuries are among the most common premises liability injuries. Slip and fall injuries can also result from hazards in the workplace. While a slip and fall might seem like a relatively minor injury, it can lead to serious, even lifelong pain, medical expenses, and an inability to work.
- Traumatic Brain Injury—Traumatic brain injuries can change the victims’ lives forever, along with the lives of their loved ones. The treatment for traumatic brain injuries—like those for spinal cord injuries—can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. If the negligence of another caused a traumatic brain injury, a strong legal advocate is a necessity.
- Truck Accident—Due to the sheer size of a large commercial truck, the injuries to those in the passenger vehicle can be catastrophic—or even fatal. Further, truck accidents are unique in that more than one person or entity is held responsible for the accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the maintenance company, and the manufacturer of the truck or truck parts.
- Wrongful Death—A wrongful death can occur when the victim of a personal injury dies, leaving family members without the financial care provided by the victim. The family members are then entitled to receive compensation for the wages the decedent would have earned, funeral expenses, and the emotional support they would have received from the decedent.
How Does Negligence Affect Your Pasadena Personal Injury Claim?
Most personal injury claims must have an element of negligence—that is, one person or entity acted in a careless manner that resulted in injury and harm to another person. There are four elements associated with proving liability: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. It must be shown that the individual or entity owed you a duty of care—the duty to obey traffic rules, ensure public areas are safe, or prevent an aggressive dog from being able to bite another person.
If the person or entity had a duty of care, breached that duty, and harm resulted, it must be shown that the victim suffered damages. Damages can include physical injuries and emotional pain and suffering, resulting in medical expenses. Damages can also include loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and more.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Make a Difference in Your Case
If you are the victim of a personal injury and an attorney does not represent you, you can almost count on the fact that the negligent party’s insurance company will do its best to persuade you to accept a low offer. This offer might not even begin to cover your actual expenses related to the accident. A Pasadena personal injury attorney can ensure your rights are protected and that you receive a fair settlement offer that fully covers your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Experienced Pasadena, CA Personal Injury Attorney Scott Glovsky is Ready to Help
At the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky, we will thoroughly analyze the law relative to your case, then apply that law for the very best outcome. We are highly experienced trial attorneys, never hesitating to step into a courtroom and fight on your behalf. We fully understand your case’s strengths—and weaknesses—and our goal is always to protect your future while maximizing your settlement. Contact the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky today.