Personal Injury

The general legal rule involving accidents is the following: if a person or entity causes an injury to another as a result of an act of carelessness or negligence, that person or entity (referred to in law as the tortfeasor) must pay the victim of the accident for the damages caused.
 
The victim who initiates a court proceeding to request indemnification for the damages suffered is the Plaintiff. The person that damages are requested from is the defendant. The Plaintiff (victim of the accident) must bear the responsibility of proving the case. This is called the “burden of proof."
 
To comply with the evidentiary burden the Plaintiff must show the following:
 
  • The defendant owed a legal duty of care to the plaintiff.
  • The defendant breached a legal duty through conduct, either by affirmative conduct (an action) or a failure to act.
  • The defendant caused the accident and the damages of the plaintiff. 
 
In all cases involving personal injury claims Julio Sanchez does not get paid unless the case of the client is favorably resolved. If the case is lost, there is no charge to the client. Julio Sanchez has personally tried many cases to conclusion, with and without the presence of a jury. Matters which are extremely complex are handled by of counsel and court-certified attorneys.
 
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
 
The most common type of cases in the negligence area involves claims for recovery of losses for injuries resulting from traffic accidents.
 
FALLDOWNS
 
Slip-and-fall cases also fall in the general negligence area.
 
DOG BITE CASES- STRICT LIABILITY
 
In other cases, such as dog bite cases, the law is one of “strict liability”. That means that the owner is strictly liable for the damages caused to another by his domestic animal.
 
DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
 
If the damages have been caused by the use of a defective product another body of law must be applied. The defective product could be a defective ladder, a rug, a soda bottle, a prescriptive medicine, etc. There is no end to the possibilities. The law of defective products is extremely complex.
 
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
 
The most common type of cases in the negligence area involve claims for recovery of losses for injuries resulting from traffic accidents.
 
FALLDOWNS
 
Slip-and-fall cases also fall in the general negligence area.
 
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
 
Other types of personal injury lawsuits are medical malpractice cases, which by their very nature require intensive investigation and specialized knowledge. In those claims the law office of Julio Sanchez will speak to the client to obtain the assistance of a reputable specialist in the malpractice field..