Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Jimmy Hwang, LLC have the legal experience to assist you if you have suffered any injury as the result of another individual’s negligence. Our mission is to lessen the trauma of personal injuries by helping the affected parties recover for their medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

Personal injury includes injury to the body and mind caused by another’s negligence. Thus, a personal injury claim may develop when you are injured, either physically or emotionally due to the negligent act of another. Personal injuries are also known as "torts". Tort law is a branch of civil law. A lawsuit brought in tort alleges that the negligent party owed some duty of care to the plaintiff. In order to prove a personal injury claim, a plaintiff (the injured party) must establish the following in order to recover against the defendant (the at-fault party).

Duty. Personal injury claims arise from a duty of care owed to another. For example, all of us owe a duty of reasonable care to others as we drive a motor vehicle. The intended beneficiaries of this duty are all the other drivers, pedestrians or cyclists using the road. Property owners also owe a duty to keep their premises safe. Professionals, such as doctors, owe a standard of care set by their profession.

Breach. In order to prove your claim, you must show that you were injured by another's failure to exercise ordinary care towards you. In other words, the other person or company must be negligent.

Causation. Next, you must show that the breach of care was actually the immediate cause of your inury.

Damages. Finally, you must have been injured as a result of this breach of care. Generally, you must have suffered a physical injury, but in certain circumstances, an emotional injury is sufficient to allow a recovery of damages against the responsible party.

The burden of proving the personal injury claim falls on the plaintiff. Tort law provides a means to redress the wrong, but does not guarantee recovery. In order to recover, the plaintiff must prove each and every element of his or her claim.

Jimmy Hwang, LLC is prepared to evaluate your case for free and help you obtain just compensation for you injury, including those resulting from:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice