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Seasoned Lawyers Representing Clients in Personal Injury Cases Throughout California

Navigating the complex world of personal injury law in California can be daunting. That's where Matthews & Associates steps in. With a deep understanding of California's personal injury laws and a commitment to championing the rights of those injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others, we offer comprehensive legal services designed to help you navigate these tumultuous waters. 

Our team is dedicated to providing personalized and effective strategies for each of our clients, always keeping their best interests at the forefront. With Matthews & Associates, you will find a team that is committed, knowledgeable, and ready to stand by your side throughout your legal journey.

To schedule a consultation, call (888) 923-7001 today.


What Is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law, often referred to as tort law, is a branch of civil law that allows an injured person to go to civil court and get a legal remedy (damages) for all losses stemming from an accident or other incident. The purpose of the personal injury system is to allow the injured person to be compensated financially or "made whole" after he or she has suffered harm due to someone else's carelessness or intentional conduct.

In a personal injury case, the plaintiff, or person filing the lawsuit, seeks compensation from the defendant, the person or entity allegedly responsible for the harm. Compensation may cover things like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

Our attorneys are prepared to guide you through the complex legal process of filing a personal injury claim. We aim to provide comprehensive legal support, helping you understand your rights and options as we work together towards achieving your legal objectives.

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    "When the judge read the verdict in Martha Salazar’s case ($73 Million), and we learned the jury ordered [the medical device maker] to pay Martha, (we) knew they believed every word she said.  We realized they knew the defendant was truly guilty."
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Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of situations where an individual is harmed due to someone else's negligence or misconduct.

Matthews & Associates offers representation in a wide range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: These involve collisions between cars, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians. They often result from reckless driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence.
  • Premises liability: This includes slip and fall accidents, inadequate building security, construction accidents, swimming pool accidents, and dog bites. These incidents usually occur when property owners fail to maintain safe conditions.
  • Medical malpractice: When healthcare professionals fail to provide the standard level of care, resulting in harm to the patient, it falls under medical malpractice. This could include surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, or medication errors.
  • Product liability: If a product is defective or fails to provide adequate warnings and causes harm, the manufacturer can be held responsible. Examples include defective vehicles, dangerous drugs, or faulty household products.
  • Workplace accidents: Injuries sustained at work due to unsafe conditions, improper training, or equipment failure can lead to a personal injury claim. This is common in industries like construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.

At Matthews & Associates, we have extensive experience handling all types of California personal injury cases. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies and nuances of this area of law, allowing us to provide effective legal representation for our clients.

Common Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases cover a broad spectrum, and the types of injuries sustained can vary greatly depending on the nature of the incident.

Injuries commonly seen in personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Soft tissue injuries: These are damages to muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They include sprains, strains, and whiplash, typically resulting from slip and fall incidents or car accidents.
  • Broken bones and fractures: High-impact events like vehicle collisions, falls, or workplace accidents often result in these types of injuries.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): These serious injuries occur when an external force injures the brain. TBIs often result from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, or falls.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves can cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury. They are common in car accidents, falls, and incidents involving high-impact forces.
  • Burns: These painful and often disfiguring injuries can be caused by fires, explosions, defective products, or workplace accidents.
  • Psychological injuries: Personal injury incidents can also lead to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

At Matthews & Associates, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these injuries can take. We're here to provide legal guidance and support to those affected, helping them seek the compensation they deserve.

  • “Matthews and Associates are very informative. Kept me up to date on what was happening with my case.”

    Matthews and Associates are very informative. Kept me up to date on what was happening with my case. They were always polite when they were talking to me. Very professional and polite.

    - Ron S.
  • “I am impressed that the Firm is always available and answers questions promptly”

    I've been working with Matthews and Associates for 2 years. I am impressed that the Firm is always available and answers questions promptly. I am very satisfied with the services they provide and would recommend them.

    - Kweli Y.
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    Very professional from the beginning. always answered questions and had amazing follow through on insuring data submitted was accurate

    - Jeffrey E.
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    Matthews and Associates is one of a kind. They treat you with respect. They support you when needed. Plus they have locations in Texas and California with wonderful customer service. Billingual service always available.

    - Sorangel T.
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    - Lydia C.
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    I Love these guys!!!! They are SO Helpful, Kind, Knowledgeable, Smart, good with people, answer ALL ur questions, if they don't know the answer, it sure doesn't take them long to get you the answer!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't want anyone else to handle my suit. They are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
    - Genie S.

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

Proving negligence in a personal injury case often hinges on four key elements:

  • Duty: This refers to the responsibility one party has to avoid causing harm to another. For instance, a driver has a duty to obey traffic laws and not cause harm to others on the road.
  • Breach: A breach occurs when a person violates their duty. Using the previous example, if a driver runs a red light, they have breached their duty.
  • Causation: It must be demonstrated that the defendant's actions directly caused the plaintiff's injury. If the driver running the red light resulted in an accident that caused injury to another person, this would constitute causation.
  • Damages: Finally, the plaintiff must show that they suffered damages (physical injury, property damage, etc.) as a result of the defendant's actions.
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Your Ally in California Personal Injury Claims

At Matthews & Associates, we understand that personal injury cases are more than mere legal disputes. They are about real people grappling with unfortunate circumstances and seeking justice. We are committed to standing with you in your pursuit of rightful compensation, offering our guidance and compassion every step of the way. Trust us to be your steadfast ally in navigating the challenging terrain of personal injury law. 

To schedule a free initial case consultation with one of our California personal injury attorneys, call (888) 923-7001 or contact us online today.

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