Big Sur, California Personal Injury Lawyers
As co-counsel to attorney Robert Allard, Ms. Cerri helped attain a possible record $9.3 million jury verdict in Monterey County, which held Caltrans responsible for failing to fix a dangerous highway condition in a Highway 156 double-fatality wrongful death trucking accident.
Mr. Allard credits Ms. Cerri for moving the jury to award the damage verdict by skillfully showing the mother's emotional distress as she watched her young child die. "This case turned when jurors heard...
Mr. McMahon graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Pharmacology with High Honors. Prior to attending law school he worked with physicians and scientists at a research hospital studying the biochemical effects of diabetes and other diseases. Mr. McMahon subsequently attended the University of Santa Clara School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.), graduating Magna Cum Laude and in the top...
After graduating from law school, Chuck made the decision to serve his country and proudly joined the U.S. Navy...
As a member of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, Mr. Stoddard has represented victims of catastrophic car accidents, product liability cases, bar fights, and bicycle accidents. He says he especially enjoys working with clients who have suffered traumatic brain...
Personal Injury Lawyers in Nearby Cities
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Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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