Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyer in San Diego

California law defines a personal injury as a mental or physical injury that is caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongful conduct. Personal injury claims can result from many circumstances, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, workplace accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog attacks.

At The Law Office of Stephen Mitchell, we represent San Diego personal injury victims in the pursuit of justice and fair compensation for their injuries. You don’t need to go up against a major insurance company or corporation on your own; a skilled personal injury lawyer working on your behalf can make the process less stressful and potentially increase your settlement offer.

If you have suffered serious injuries and you believe your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you may have a personal injury claim. Contact The Law Office of Stephen Mitchell at 619-802-0190 today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your claim.

San Diego Car Accident Lawyer

Many of our clients are victims of serious car accidents. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of accidental death in California and car accident fatalities are on the rise. Every year, about 3,000 people in California die in car accidents and about 200 in San Diego County alone, although many more are left with serious and sometimes life-changing injuries.

If the other driver contributed to or caused your accident, you may have a personal injury claim that is likely to involve an insurance company. At The Law Office of Stephen Mitchell, we will serve as your advocate to investigate your accident, gather evidence to build your claim, and negotiate on your behalf to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company that fairly compensates you for your medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego

California currently leads the United States in pedestrian accidents with more pedestrian fatalities than any other state. Every year, about 700 pedestrians are killed across the state and this problem is especially apparent in cities like San Diego with busy intersections and roadways and a high number of pedestrians and bicyclists.

If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you have legal options. A pedestrian accident attorney can help you investigate your accident, locate the at-fault driver, and seek the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

San Diego Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability in California and these cases are notoriously complex. If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall, the property owner or manager may be liable for your injuries if they knew or should have known about the hazard on their property and didn’t take necessary steps to warn about and correct the danger.

Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of fractures, traumatic brain injury, emergency room visits, and accidental death. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property due to a hazard like insufficient lighting, a crumbling walkway, or a slippery surface, you may have a premises liability claim.

California Nursing Home Abuse

Placing your trust in a nursing facility and staff to look after the well-being of a loved one can be a very difficult decision. Unfortunately, many families have experienced the devastation when this trust is violated and a loved one becomes the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. Nursing home abuse and neglect is more common than many think with more than 2 million reported cases every year.

Nursing homes in California are liable for damages when a resident is hurt due negligence on the part of the facility managers, owners, and staff. They may also be held liable in third-party claims that involve other residents and guests. Common forms of nursing home abuse and negligence include:

  • Breach of statutory or regulatory rights to privacy, dignity, and autonomy of residents.
  • Medication mistakes such as failing to give the right dosage of the right medication at the correct time on the part of the pharmacist, doctor, nurse, or staff member.
  • Insufficient training of employees.
  • Negligent hiring, which may happen if the nursing home hires staff without conducting background checks and places residents at risk.
  • Understaffing if the nursing home fails to employ a reasonable level of staff members for the number of residents.
  • Physical abuse by staff, visitors, or other guests.
  • Sexual abuse.
  • Neglect on the part of staff members.
  • Financial abuse.

Contact a San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Stephen Mitchell has years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases, both in settlement negotiations and at trial. At The Law Office of Stephen Mitchell, we understand the toll that serious injuries can take on you as well as your family. You can expect compassionate legal representation as we fight for your rights and seek maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional and psychological damages to help you move on with your life.

We understand that pursuing legal action against the responsible party to fight for the compensation you deserve can be difficult and even overwhelming when you are already suffering and potentially unable to even work. Going up against an insurance company is made even tougher by underwriters and insurance company lawyers who work to limit payouts and may use any comments you make against you as well as actions you take (or fail to take) as evidence that your claim is not valid or has a lower value.

There is no obligation during your consultation with an injury lawyer and no attorney’s fees at all unless we win your case and you recover compensation. Contact The Law Office of Stephen Mitchell today at 619-802-0190 to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury attorney in San Diego, CA.