Personal Injury Attorneys in Tarzana
Tarzana is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. It’s situated on a former ranch owned by author Edgar Rice Burroughs who acquired the land in 1919 and then subdivided and sold it for residential development.
The name Tarzana is derived from Tarzan, a fictional jungle hero created by Burroughs. It borders Topanga State Park on the south, Encino on the east, Reseda on the north, and Woodland Hills on the west.
As can be expected from a large neighborhood with over 40,000 residents, accidents caused by the negligent behavior of others are a regular occurrence.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation!
Our Tarzana personal injury attorneys help clients who have been seriously injured in an accident due to the negligent behavior of another party to get the compensation they are entitled to.
Serious injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb(s)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Herniated and bulging disks
- Muscle and ligament injuries
- Back injuries
You might be able to claim both economic and non-economic damages depending on the nature and extent of your injuries.
Economic damages might include:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Future medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earnings
- Reduced earnings potential
- Physical therapy
Non-economic damages might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The amount of damages you might be able to recover depends on the nature and severity of your injuries. A personal injury lawyer at Cohen & Marzban will gladly provide more information based on your unique circumstances.
Personal injuries in a legal context refer to instances where an individual suffers physical, emotional, or reputational damage caused by another party.
There are three grounds for filing a personal injury claim, namely:
- Negligence (the most common)
- Strict Liability
- Intentional Wrongs
Negligence is any act or omission by the defendant that results in a breach of their duty of care that could likely cause injuries to others.
It has four key elements, namely:
- Duty of care owed – The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
- Duty of care breached – The defendant failed to fulfill their duty of care due to a careless act or failure to act.
- Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty was the proximate (main) cause of the accident.
- Damages – The plaintiff suffered compensable losses as a result of the accident.
Accidents that frequently cause personal injuries include:
Car Accidents – Car accidents are one of the most frequent causes of personal injuries. Negligent behavior might include speeding, driving while tired and unable to concentrate, wrong turning, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.
Truck Accidents – Large trucks are not as maneuverable as cars and often cannot stop or swerve out in time to avoid an accident. Motorists typically do not stand a chance against a large truck weighing 20 to 30 times more than a car. According to statistics, about 97% of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck are occupants of the passenger vehicles.
Motorcycle Accidents – Traveling on a motorcycle in Tarzana is an economical way of getting to your destination. But as a rider or passenger, you don’t have a lot of protection against other vehicles on the road. Motorcyclists have a higher risk of suffering injuries in an accident as motorists are often not vigilant enough to avoid an accident with them.
Uber and Lyft Accidents – Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are a popular way of reaching your destination in Tarzana. And although it is a responsible way to travel when you are planning on having drinks with family or friends, it is not necessarily a safe way to travel. Ride-hailing accidents continue to increase as more people use Uber and Lyft to get around.
Slip and Fall Accidents – According to statistics from the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. And Tarzana is not immune to slip and fall accidents. Every year several residents sustain serious injuries due to bad falls. Typical causes include wet, slippery floors and uneven surfaces.
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Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?
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With over 45 years of experience, we have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients!
Our list of accomplishments includes winning The Litigator Award™ – an honor given to only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.
If you need a respected law firm with a proven track record on your side, Cohen & Marzban is the place to go. We stand ready to help you.
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