Shasta County, California Personal Injury Lawyers
James R. Dickinson, Attorney at Law believes practicing law is a calling. Mr. Dickinson is committed to daily fulfilling the motto: “Service. Integrity. Skill.” James R. Dickinson, Attorney at Law provides services in the following areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense & Driving Under The Influence (DUI), Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Probate, and Personal Injury.
Mr. Dickinson is a gifted litigator. In 2016, he was named one of National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40.” Mr. Dickinson cares for his clients and works tirelessly to achieve the results they seek. In 2018, he was included in American...
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Whitsett displayed a passion for advocating. He volunteered in several county civil courthouses teaching self-help classes to pro per litigants, worked alongside numerous judges, and contracted...
open 8-5 and lunch and after hours and weekends by appointment
Chico, CA 95926
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
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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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