Every day in California and across the United States, people suffer injuries due to unexpected accidents or incidents. When injury is caused by the negligent actions of another person, the injured victim has the right to recover from the responsible party in court. Long Beach personal injury attorney Suliman Jamal of Jamal Injury Law is committed to protecting the rights of injured people and helping them receive the compensation they deserve.
Jamal Injury Law P.C. is exclusively dedicated to representing victims of devastating accidents throughout Southern California. We handle claims arising from car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, defective products, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and many other accidents. Our team works tirelessly to make sure that our clients’ rights are protected and asserted throughout the legal process. We understand that being injured or losing a loved one in an accident is one of the most difficult experiences that someone can go through. Our goal is to ease your burden by pursuing the justice and compensation that you are entitled to receive.
Attorney Suliman Jamal offers honest, straightforward legal advice. He makes it a priority to provide open and timely communication throughout the process. If you have been injured in an accident, or if you have tragically lost a loved one, contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. at 714-907-1021 or online to schedule a free consultation regarding your possible legal claims.Car Accidents
Southern California car accidents can result from a variety of careless actions, such as distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, aggressive driving behaviors, and many others. Holding negligent drivers responsible is important to ensure that victims receive financial assistance to aid with the costs of medical treatment, time missed from work, and other consequences of their injuries. In general, an injured victim must show that another person or entity was responsible for causing an accident before an insurance company will pay damages. This essentially means that the defendant failed to use reasonable care and did something that an ordinary, prudent driver would not have done. A Long Beach personal injury attorney at Jamal Injury Law P.C. can help assess your damages and determine the appropriate claims that should be pursued against an at-fault party.Truck Accidents
Truck accidents often lead to devastating or even fatal injuries, given the size and weight of a truck in comparison to a smaller vehicle. Victims unfortunately may face an uphill battle with large trucking companies that are trying to avoid liability. Depending on the circumstances, many different parties can be responsible for contributing to a truck crash, including a negligent driver, a trucking company, and others involved in cargo loading or shipment procedures. The potential for evidence “spoliation” is more common in truck accident litigation than in some personal injury cases. Spoliation refers to when a party subject to a potential lawsuit destroys, loses, or alters relevant evidence in an attempt to avoid liability. Because of these types of complex issues, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Long Beach area on your side following a truck accident. Jamal Injury Law P.C. can help make sure that your legal rights are protected.Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents in 2013. In California, motorcyclists are required to wear helmets, but this requirement does not fully protect riders from other motorists who do not respect their equal rights to use the road. Additionally, splitting lanes is legal in Southern California, a practice that may put motorcyclists in further danger from drivers who do not take proper precautions when changing lanes or maneuvering on the road. Motorcycle accidents and the injuries that result are often due to another driver’s failure to exercise due care behind the wheel. These negligent parties should be held accountable for the harm that they cause to motorcycle riders.Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Jamal Injury Law P.C. is also devoted to providing vigorous and compassionate legal representation to people injured as pedestrians and bicyclists. California law gives bicycles the same rights as other vehicles on the roads, yet many drivers do not willingly share the roadways with bicyclists. Bike riders may be injured not only by a careless driver but also by road hazards such as potholes. Significant injuries, such as spinal cord damage, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries, can result from bike accidents. The same is often true for pedestrians struck by motor vehicles, since they are also not protected from such an impact. Seeking immediate medical attention is of utmost importance following a bicycle or pedestrian accident to ensure that your injuries are properly diagnosed and treated. Following that step, it is also important to seek advice from a knowledgeable Long Beach personal injury lawyer who can assist you in filing the appropriate claims against those responsible for harming you.Premises Liability
A slip and fall or trip and fall accident may happen anywhere, including grocery stores, malls, restaurants, parking lots, or sidewalks. Many times, these falls are due to a property owner or occupier’s failure to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. Business owners owe customers the highest degree of care in maintaining their properties. Southern California businesses are required to conduct regular inspections. They are also expected to fix any dangerous conditions in a timely manner, or warn patrons of hazards that are present. Detailed evidence of an owner’s employee-training methods, as well as an investigation into their general business practices, is often helpful for plaintiffs in premises liability claims.Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice refers to when a medical professional’s actions fall below the accepted professional standard of care in their field, and this causes a patient’s injury or death. Some of the most common grounds for medical malpractice claims include improper administration of medication, surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and injuries incurred during childbirth. Since many patients are visiting doctors or hospitals due to a pre-existing sickness or injury, it can be more difficult to show causation in these types of claims. However, a seasoned personal injury attorney at the Long Beach firm of Jamal Injury Law P.C. can make a difference in keeping your legal rights intact. Generally, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims against a private entity in California is three years from the date of the injury, or one year from discovering a medical practitioner’s negligent act, whichever occurs first.Product Liability
Defective products injure many consumers each year. These products can include car parts, such as faulty brakes or airbags, as well as dangerous medications or children’s toys. Manufacturers responsible for placing unsafe products into the stream of commerce should be held accountable for any harm that results. Product liability claims fall into three main categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failures to warn. Design defects refer to faults in the basic blueprint of a product, while manufacturing defects occur in the assembly process, affecting only certain items in a line of products. Manufacturers are strictly liable for either form of defect if it causes injuries to a victim. A failure to warn refers to a defendant not issuing adequate warnings regarding the risks associated with the use of a product, such as a failure to fully describe a drug’s side effects.Dog Bites
Jamal Injury Law P.C. also helps victims who have been bitten by a dog. Unlike some states, which follow a “one bite” rule that shields dog owners from liability if their animal has not had a history of vicious behavior, the California Civil Code imposes liability for any injuries caused by an owner’s dog, regardless of the dog’s history. As long as a victim was lawfully on a property, dog owners are responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of their dog’s aggression. Dog bites can cause long-term injuries, especially when a victim is a child, and children account for over half of dog bite victims.Wrongful Death
Under California law, a wrongful death refers to a loss of life resulting from the wrongful act or negligence of another party. These fatalities can result from a motor vehicle collision, an incident of medical negligence, or any other type of accident. Certain relatives are entitled to bring wrongful death claims on behalf of victims who have lost their lives in circumstances involving negligence. Although there is no amount of compensation that can erase the grief associated with losing a loved one, legal action can at least assist with the financial burden of a loss, such as burial or funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills, and the loss of the victim’s support.Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Long Beach
At Jamal Injury Law P.C., we are dedicated to client satisfaction. We know what it takes to recover the compensation that a victim is entitled to receive from those responsible for an injury or the loss of a loved one. We can help you determine your next legal steps. Attorney Suliman Jamal represents victims in cities such as Long Beach, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, and Westminster. Call 714-907-1021 or contact our office online today to speak with an attorney about your potential claim at no cost.