Last week, a woman in a North Park apartment complex was in for a surprise when a vehicle ended up in her bedroom.
“There’s glass everywhere. There’s a car where my bed should be,” said Kaitlin Faoliu, the woman whose apartment was struck.
The accident happened just after 2 p.m. near the intersection of Ohio Street and Adams Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was trying to pull out of a parking space when they lost control of the vehicle. It sped in reverse, slammed through a fence, and into the apartment.
Luckily nobody was seriously injured in this accident, but Faoliu did suffer from some minor scrapes and bruises.
Edward “Skip” Babbitt knows that this is just one of the many ways that people can sustain injuries in incidents that are not their fault. When you need a San Diego personal injury attorney, you can turn to us for help.
What Are Personal Injuries Cases?
Personal injury cases come up when another person, business, or agency has caused another person harm, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Personal injury cases are filed to help the person affected recover compensation for their incident-related expenses.
There are some common ways in which these cases arise. As we go over some of them, please keep in mind that each case is different and you need to speak with an attorney about your case before making any decisions.
Vehicle accidents: During California’s latest reporting year, there were nearly 12,000 serious injuries caused by vehicle accidents. Often, these accidents are caused by extreme driver negligence: drunk driving, distracted driving, aggressive or speeding behaviors.
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents: Between the two, these groups saw around 26,000 injuries due to accidents in the latest reporting year. When a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, the result is almost always an injury or fatality.
Medical mistakes: errors made by healthcare professionals kill an estimated 250,000 people a year in this county and injure millions more. These often occur due to:
- Surgical errors
- Errors with dispensing medications
- Misdiagnosis and delayed treatment
- Related medical bills
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages
- Lost income if you are unable to work
Premises injuries: when you go onto another person’s property, the property owner has a duty to ensure your safety. They need to secure all hazards and let anyone know of dangerous situations they may face.
Faulty products: we often see many news-worthy product recalls on the TV, but there are hundreds of other faulty products on the market that we never hear about. These products cause injuries and illnesses due to poor designs, manufacturing errors, and labeling problems.
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one are injured in an incident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need to turn to Edward “Skip” Babbitt today. With skilled legal representation, you can get the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses. This includes: