Personal injury claims are legal cases opened by those who become victims of various accidents through no fault of their own. If you have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or unlawfulness, you are entitled to demand financial compensation for medical and rehabilitation bills, reduced earning ability, lost wages and bonuses, but also the resulting physical and emotional pain and suffering. California’s personal injury laws state that the alleged victim can file a lawsuit up to two years after the accident has occurred or up to one year after the damage was discovered. However, if the lawsuit is filed against a California state, county, or city agency, the statute of limitations is only six months to one year. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury claims.