Personal Injury

Life Altering Trauma Stems from Numerous Forms of Injury

Betts Law Group is highly selective with its personal injury matters, intentionally focusing on the injuries that result in trauma to affect change and forward progress in that person’s life. We have extensive experience in vast types of personal injury claims, from automobile accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, negligent hiring retention and supervision and various other incidents.

We have litigated countless of these cases and know all the tricks and tactics Big Law firms bring to minimize the real and lasting trauma your incident caused.

Let us elevate your voice. If you need to be seen, we will help you be examined for the treatment you need for any physical, mental, or emotional suffering. We advocate from a place of empathy, elevating your voice and never losing sight of the person suffering at the heart of the case.

Your incident or injury may have significantly and irreversibly changed your life and/or the life of your loved one instantly. We offer aggressive representation and compassionate counsel while you are going through a momentous and horrific time in your life. You may be inundated by medical costs, lack of income from not being able to work for your own medical needs or to provide care to your loved one, and unbearable pain and suffering.

Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

A traumatic brain injury is a catastrophic injury from which the victim can unfortunately never fully recover. Unlike most body tissue, the brain does not and cannot regenerate cells. Once cells are damaged or connections between them are broken, the functions they perform are simply lost unless the brain can learn to perform them in new ways. Victims may have permanent problems with their movement, senses, emotions or cognitive abilities, or even changes in personality.

Significant falls from elevated heights and downstairs and car accidents are the most common cause recognized brain injury, but such can be caused by repetitive impacts – such as sports injuries and shearing impacts.

Survivors of a brain injury often suffer a loss of consciousness, dizziness or loss of balance, headaches, memory, recall, and concentration issues, vision problems and irritability in lack of control of their emotional state. A traumatic brain injury may change every aspect of a survivor’s life, making them dependent on tools or others to get through their previously independent lives. If you or your loved one face this burden because of another’s carless or illegal behavior, Betts Law Group can help.

Betts Law Group Is On Your Side

We never lose sight of the person suffering at the heart of the case.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful Death is the loss of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct.

Betts Law Group works tirelessly to support those dealing with the unfathomable grief of a family member’s sudden and unexpected passing. Loss of your family member results in more than just the emotional impact; as families frequently are suddenly left without finanancial income, support, and costs related to death and burial. Although nothing can bring your loved one back, Betts Law Group can elevate your voice, so the grief you are feeling turns into action and compensation for your loss.

Loss of a loved one is always a tragedy and may be the basis for a civil suit if the underlying actions or conduct meets the definition of wrongful death in California

Which is a death from the wrongful act or neglect of another person. Someone else must have substantially contributed to your loved one’s death, such as a negligent doctor or drunk driver.

If you are considering legal action related to wrongful death, Betts Law Group is experienced in wrongful death actions in San Diego and all of Southern California and can help you navigate the legal system and get the best results during a difficult time.

Survival Claims Compared To Wrongful Death

A survival action provides compensation to the decedent’s estate for his or her specific losses while they were still living prior to their death, while a wrongful death claim compensates the surviving family members for their own damages. All surviving family members may bring a wrongful death claim, while only a representative of the estate of the decedent may file a survival action.

A survival cause of action could result in compensation similar to what the deceased person could have received in a personal injury claim, had his or her injuries not been fatal. The representative will have the later of six months after the death or two years from the wrongful act to file a survival action.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does A Jury Award Pain And Suffering?

Pain and suffering from a traumatic injury can be shown with testimony from you and your loved ones, medical experts, medical records, psychiatrists and therapists, journal entries, photographs of the physical injury and accident scene, among other items that evidence the trauma you went through.

How Do I Know What My Claim Is Worth?

It depends. We look at and assess various factors including the time to recover, if still recovering, all past medical treatment and what, if any, future medical treatment is needed. We also assess the traumatic impact the incident and injury had on your life, ability to function and contribute to your household and ability to earn, among other things in assessing your damage.

What Types Of Compensation Are Available?

In a personal injury case a successful settlement or jury verdict from the defendant could help you and your family move forward with greater peace of mind and financial stability. An award could pay for both economic (special) and noneconomic (general) damages. These can include medical bills, disability costs, lost wages and loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and reimbursement of your out of pocket costs. In some cases, punitive damages may be applicable.

In California, a successful wrongful death lawsuit could result in payment for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, the value of the decedent’s household services, lost inheritance, the loss of financial support that the decedent would have contributed to the family, the loss of gifts or benefits the plaintiffs would have expected to receive from the decedent, and the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support.

How Long Do We Have To Bring The Case?

You have two years from the date of the incident or injury to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim, in most cases, and with very few exceptions. If you are not sure whether you have missed the deadline to file your case, speak to an attorney for assistance.

Can You Help Determine If We Have A Case?

If your family member died in a car accident, slip or trip and fall, workplace accident, animal attack, violence or another event that could point to someone else’s fault you may have a civil case. We can help review your wrongful death case for signs of wrongdoing. We want to learn your story and investigate what happened.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

A surviving spouse, domestic partner or child may file a wrongful death suit in California. If these parties do not exist, anyone entitled to the deceased person’s property by intestate succession may file.


Our free consultations are a safe space for you to tell us your story and ask any questions you have. Your call is confidential.

Legal Protection

We will support you in speaking with the police and will work with you to build the civil case to secure you compensation.

We Take Care

Betts Law Group will fight to get you the justice you deserve. You are not alone. Let us elevate your voice.

1. Planning Your Case

Contact us for a free phone consultation or schedule a convenient time for a video consultation. We will discuss what happened to you and determine if we believe you have a legal case to pursue against your wrongdoer. Time is of the essence.

We will protect your rights. Betts Law Group will identify the court filing deadlines, also known as statute of limitations, applicable to your case. We move quickly to preserve evidence, document facts, and identify witnesses to build your case.

2. We Do Not Get Paid Unless We Win

Betts Law Group works on contingency fees, meaning we do not get paid – and you do not owe anything – until we win. We are vested in getting you the absolute best recovery possible.

We believe in rights for survivors. Survivors have suffered a loss of power at the hands of another. Betts Law Group can help elevate your voice, regain your strength, and recover your joy and power.

3. We Litigate Your Case

The legal process can be long and arduous. Most things worth fighting for are. We will handle the case from our first discussion with you, evidence gathering, pre-litigation demands, early negotiations and litigating the case all the way through trial to get you justice.

We provide regular communication and case updates while we handle the heavy lifting of your fight for justice. We make it as easy and seamless for you as possible.

4. We Get You Justicce

Betts Law Group will be relentless in pursuit of truth and justice. We will hold all persons responsible for the trauma and pain you have suffered and will not back down. We will advocate for you until you are satisfied with a settlement, or we will march together to the jury to obtain a just resolution for you.

Your Voice Is Important

The hardest part is speaking up. Let us carry the weight the rest of the way.

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