Oceanside Personal Injury Attorney
Every day, people hurt others in preventable disasters. Drunk drivers cause a huge number of motor vehicle crashes. Irresponsible pet owners allow their dogs to bite innocent passersby. Negligent hospital workers make dangerous clerical errors that affect patients’ health. Even when the initial accident has passed, injuries can leave you with a mountain of problems.
Oceanside personal injury attorney Yvonne M. Fraser’s extensive medical experience has given her special insight into these problems. Injury victims often find themselves burdened by expensive hospital bills, which she’s seen firsthand. Doctor’s evaluations can be falsified when they’re working for a private company, like your insurance. Not only may you be forced to take time off work to heal and recover, everyone is looking for a reason to deny you the compensation you need. That can mean no help for those lost work wages, no assistance when you may have to make serious lifestyle changes, and no return when you have to rethink your plans and dreams around an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Yvonne Fraser studied s a physician for seven years before she decided to study law. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2010 and has dedicated her practice to helping victims of accidents that led to serious injury. At Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we understand the many hardships that can follow an accident. If someone else’s negligence led to your injury, we believe that you deserve compensation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. You can call us at (760) 512-1172 or fill in our quick online intake form.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
If someone injured you in a preventable accident, you might be legally entitled to significant compensation from any responsible parties. It can be difficult, almost impossible, for the average person to tell whether or not their injury can be traced to someone else’s wrongdoing. A personal injury attorney can investigate your accident, determine whether someone could legally be held accountable, and build a strong case based on the evidence they gather.
Some people assume that hiring an attorney will be too expensive and time-consuming. At Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we know that many injury victims have this concern, so we offer an initial consultation entirely free of charge. A dedicated legal professional can meet with you, go over your specific situation, answer any questions you may have, and give you more information about the legal process.
Why Should I Choose Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser to Handle my Case?
Our experienced legal team benefits greatly from attorney Yvonne Fraser’s medical experience. Her deep understanding of injuries allows her to evaluate potential injury costs with great accuracy. Other attorneys might overlook key expenses that come with particular injuries. Fraser’s prior work in the medical field also allows our team to connect closely with our personal injury clients. We understand that anyone coming to us has already been through a traumatic experience and may still be experiencing physical pain and mental anguish on a daily basis. Our clients are each treated with respect, integrity, and compassion as we strive to obtain the financial compensation they deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Every single injury-causing accident is unique. Any one of hundreds of factors could make your case different from someone else’s, and the experienced legal team at Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser understands that unique accidents demand a customized approach. Unlike other firms that rely on the same tactics to investigate and construct all of their cases, our dedicated personal injury attorneys carefully examine your situation and tailor our methods to suit your needs. This focus on personalization allows us to support our clients and take on a wide range of personal injury issues. We can confidently manage cases involving:
- Medical malpractice: We quite literally trust doctors with our lives. When they behave negligently, innocent people can suffer even more than they originally were.
- Car accidents: Many of us rely on cars as a primary mode of transportation. However, in reckless or negligent hands, these reliable vehicles can be dangerous and a source of disaster.
- Truck accidents: Truckers have a much higher obligation to drive safely because their vehicles can weigh around 40 tons and cause significant damage.
- Motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclists are prone to worse injuries when they’re involved in accidents due to fewer safety features. Other drivers need to consider these motorists more critically.
- Premises liability: When you enter as a welcome guest on another person’s property, whether public or private, you have a reasonable assumption that you will not be hurt. If this is not the case, you may be facing significant injuries.
- Product liability: It’s our hope that products that have made it to the shelves are safe and ready for our consumption. When this isn’t true, innocent people are left to pay the price.
- Dog bites: Dog bites can be particularly nasty, especially if they become infected. Dog attacks can lead to the loss of body parts or even death.
- Serious injuries: When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, you may be facing extreme lifestyle changes, hefty medical bills, and even the loss of work.
- Wrongful death: When accident damage is at its worst, innocent people may even lose their lives. Family members can begin to pick up the pieces with the help of an attorney.
These common practice areas only represent a small portion of our legal services. If you have been injured in any way by someone else’s actions, you might be due monetary recompense.
Personal Injury Law Frequently Asked Questions
Suffering from an unexpected injury can leave you with many pressing concerns and anxieties. We have put together a short list of questions we frequently hear from our clients for your reference. Please feel free to contact us at (760) 512-1172 to speak with a skilled legal professional about any other queries you may have.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law exists so that victims of accidents caused by someone else’s negligence can seek financial compensation from the responsible party. It’s technically a branch of civil law. Civil law involves private citizens or entities bringing cases against others, which differs from criminal law cases, where government bodies or their representatives accuse parties of crimes. Another key difference has to do with the purpose: civil law seeks to provide victims with compensation while criminal law seeks to punish wrongdoers with jail time or fines.
What is negligence?
Negligence is a key concept in personal injury law. If someone else’s negligence causes you harm, directly or indirectly, you might be legally eligible to seek financial compensation. An individual or a group does not have to willfully intend to hurt you to be held responsible for your injuries. Imagine that a company in charge of manufacturing stoves releases a product that combusts due to faulty wiring. The company behaved negligently when they failed to perform a safety check on these appliances, so they would be legally liable for any injuries their product caused.
How can I tell if I should pursue a personal injury case?
It can be almost impossible for the average person to say whether or not they have a strong personal injury case after an accident. Being so close to the incident might mean that you miss key details. Additionally, few people have the thorough knowledge of personal injury law required to assess their situation. If you have been hurt in an accident, you should seek immediate legal counsel. Experienced personal injury lawyers are equipped to investigate and analyze the circumstances surrounding an injury.
Injuries in California
Every year hundreds of thousands of California residents experience unanticipated accidents that cause serious injuries. The California Department of Public Health keeps thorough records of these incidents to understand their causes better. Some truly shocking statistics concerning California injuries include:
- In 2014, 252,577 non-fatal injuries resulted in hospitalization
- In 2013, there were 17,417 fatal injuries
- 2,186 people died in falls in 2013
- 13,149 motor vehicle occupants suffered from non-fatal injuries that led to hospitalization in 2014
Some of the top causes of injuries in California include automotive accidents and unintentional falls, but any number of dangers can seriously hurt victims. Tragically, many injuries occur because of a negligent party’s mistake. The astonishingly high number of annual fatalities and severe wounds could be reduced if all individuals and groups behaved responsibly. Considering the safety of others isn’t just a moral duty—it’s the law.
Contact an Oceanside Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by another party’s carelessness or irresponsibility, you might be entitled to financial compensation. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our Oceanside legal team has the skills and the knowledge necessary to take on the demands of your case. We are prepared to investigate your accident, gather relevant evidence, and build a compelling argument to secure the damages you deserve from the individual or group responsible for causing you harm. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you. You can call us at (760) 512-1172 or fill out our quick online intake form.