Effective Personal Injury Attorney Representing San Luis Obispo Clients
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it’s only right that they and their insurance provider compensate you for the damage done. At the Law Offices of Dennis James Balsamo, APLC, we have helped countless individuals just like you secure the financial compensation and justice they deserve following an accident. We are eager to do the same for you.
Understanding California’s Shared Fault System
Shared fault, also called “pure comparative negligence,” means that blame for an injury can be assigned to multiple parties, and this affects the percentage of damages the injured party can collect.
For example, let’s say that you were injured in a car wreck caused by a negligent driver, but you were reaching for something from the backseat at the time of the accident. The court finds the other driver to be 90% at-fault for their actions and you 10% fault for distracted driving. The court awards you $12,000, but you only walk away with $10,800 because of your contribution to the accident.
Slip & Fall Accidents
Another common personal injury scenario is the slip and fall accident. Formally, this is a type of premises liability claim. If you fall and get hurt on public or private property because of negligent conditions that could have been avoided, the property owner may be held liable. Our firm can help you prove fault and collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Even if you were injured at a friend’s home, their insurance provider pays the damages, not them personally.
All pet owners are legally responsible for ensuring their furry companions don’t hurt anyone. If they fail in this duty, you may file a personal injury claim with their insurance carrier on your own behalf or that of a family member. Oftentimes children are the victims of dog bites, and an attack can cause serious injuries requiring extensive medical care. The Law Offices of Dennis James Balsamo, APLC will fight tirelessly to win the maximum compensation possible in your case.
Get the Help You Need & Deserve
Injuries can be traumatic events that may significantly impact your life. We understand that you may be overwhelmed at the thought of filing a claim, which is why we are here to support you. We’ll handle all of the logistics while you simply focus on your recovery. Let us help you get the compensation you truly deserve.