Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Top California Personal Injury Lawyers in San Francisco at Ginny Walia Law Offices handle all type of automobile accident injuries and claims including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents and pedestrian accidents. A victim of an auto accident who is injured due to the negligence and/or recklessness of another driver may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, rental car and other related expenses.

Insurance companies may try and take advantage of victims who may not understand their rights as an auto accident victim. It is important to be represented by an attorney experienced in California Personal Injury Laws.

Bicycle Accidents – Bicyclists have a right to share the roadway with others. If you or a loved one was injured while riding a bicycle due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, including a motor vehicle driver, you may be compensated for medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses if you are bitten by a dog.

Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcyclists have a right to share the roadway with motor vehicles. Motorcyclists are vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries or being killed when involved in an accident. Experienced lawyer Ginny Walia is able to evaluate the facts, and maximize your recovery for motorcycle accidents Pedestrian Accidents – Even the most careful pedestrians can be victims of accidents. Pedestrians are particularly susceptible to serious injury or death. If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of an accident due to the negligence and/or recklessness of another person, including a motor vehicle driver or motorcycle driver, you may be entitled to compensation. If there is no recovery, there are no attorney’s fees. Please call us at 1 (510) 887-5910 for a free consultation. Truck Accidents – Big rigs can be some of the most visible vehicles on the road. Big rigs are much larger than the average vehicle. Even a low impact from a big rig can cause serious injuries or death. If you or a family member has been involved in a big rig accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. Our caring lawyers understand your needs.

Personal injury law is based in the law of “torts”. A tort is a harmful act or failure to act where there was a duty to act that causes injury to someone or damage to their property. Assault and battery are intentional torts while car accidents are negligent torts. In both cases, law provides a remedy to compensate the injured person in the form of money damages to “make the person whole.”

Three types of torts include intentional torts, negligent torts, and torts based on strict liability.

To prove negligence, a plaintiff must show that:

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  • defendant had a duty to act to protect the plaintiff from unreasonable risk of harm,
  • defendant breached that duty,
  • defendant’s breach of that duty was the actual and proximate cause of plaintiff’s harm, and
  • the plaintiff suffered damages as a result.

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Besides negligence and intentional torts, there is an additional theory of liability which is called strict liability. Under the theory of strict liability, defendant is liable to plaintiff regardless of fault. Strict liability can be used in cases where the defendant may be engaged in ultra hazardous activity or keeps a wild animal that causes the plaintiff’s injury. This theory is also commonly used in products liability cases. The reason for applying strict liability theory is that the law requires the person engaged in ultra hazardous activity to be automatically liable for injuries caused by their activities. The reason for applying strict liability to products liability cases is that manufacturers are should produce safe products and they are in a better position to incur the costs for injuries caused by a defective product.

To prove a case based on strict liability, a plaintiff must show

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  • the product was defective,
  • the defect was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury, and
  • the plaintiff suffered damages.

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In civil law suits, plaintiffs must prove their by a preponderance of the evidence. However, in criminal cases, prosecutor must prove the defendant’s guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Preponderance of the evidence is defined as a greater weight of the evidence should favor the plaintiff for the defendant to be liable.

We are experienced trial lawyers who work hard for our clients to make sure you get the best results possible.

Contact Ginny Walia Law Offices today! Call 1 (800)-598-0716 now for a free consultation!

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