Ordaz Law, APC, is the law office of Personal Injury Lawyer Juan J. Ordaz Jr. Known throughout the legal community for his dedication and perseverance, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. prides himself on the devotion he dedicates towards the representation of his clients' injury cases. He is a personal injury attorney focused on excellence and client satisfaction.
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Personal Injury | Negligence
Personal injury lawsuits are generally based on a claim of negligence. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to oneself or to others. A person can be negligent by acting or failing to act.
Personal Injury | Elements
The elements of a cause of action for negligence are well established and include the following:
- A legal duty to use reasonable care;
- A breach of the duty to use reasonable care; and
- A breach of the duty to use reasonable care which resulted in economic and/or non-economic damages/injuries suffered by the plaintiff.
Example Scenario 1: Joe is driving his car westbound on Broadway near the intersection with 24th Avenue in Golden Hill. He has a legal duty to use reasonable care while driving. Joe though, fails to stop for a red light as he crosses the intersection and t-bones Julia who was driving southbound on 24th Ave. As a result, Julia suffered a broken pelvis and missed 8-weeks of work. Joe is liable for the lost wages (economic damages) incurred by Julia as well as her pain and suffering (non-economic) damages.
Personal Injury | Jurisdiction
Negligence suits typically arise from a California state claim and are filed in state court but in some instances the nature of the injury producing event requires that the lawsuit be filed in federal court. Aviation Accidents occurring on international flights are one example in which suit needs to be filed in federal court.
In San Diego County there is one federal court titled the United States District Court for the Southern District of California which is located in downtown San Diego. There are also two state courts in San Diego County that handle negligence cases. One state court is also located in downtown San Diego and the other state court is located in Vista.
Ordaz Law, APC | Personal Injury Lawyer
Juan J. Ordaz Jr. provides candid, hardworking and personal legal representation to individuals seeking a personal injury lawyer in San Diego County. We help victims suffering from a variety of injuries, who have sustained their injuries through different types of injury producing events including the following:
- Personal Injury;
- Car Accidents / Automobile Accidents;
- Trucking Accidents;
- Motorcycle Accidents;
- Bicycle Accidents;
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability;
- Products Liability;
- Aviation Accidents;
- Government Claims; and
- Indian Tort Law.
Call (619) 550-3617 today so that we may schedule your free and discreet consultation with a premier San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer.
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Blog: Personal Injury