If you've been injured due to another person's negligence, you have the right to ask for financial compensation for the losses you've endured. However, seeking a personal injury claim is no simple task. Offenders and their insurance companies are backed by armies of lawyers prepared to defend their clients. Who's looking out for you?
At Tim D. Wright, we defend personal injury victims. Where possible, we resolve cases out of court so our clients can return to their lives. If needed, however, we put together a litigation strategy and take the case to court. Either way, we stand by our clients from start to finish so they can focus on recovering.
What is Personal Injury?
The essence of a personal injury case is negligence. When another individual, business, or even a governmental agency acts irresponsibly, others can get injured. The injury is often physical, but it can also be psychological or emotional too.
"Negligence" is a legal term that means failure to exercise a proper level of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failing to act as a reasonably sensible individual would. Negligence can be demonstrated through a person's actions (like speeding or driving drunk) or through an omission (such as failing to remove a known hazard from one's business property).
To win a personal injury case, the victim has to show that the defendant was negligent. There are four specific components that are required under California law:
Potential Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
The objective of a personal injury claim is to make the plaintiff whole via financial compensation. This compensation is referred to as damages, and some examples are:
Are There Time Limits to File a Personal Injury Claim?
Your right to sue a negligent party will not last forever. In California, personal injury cases are subject to what's called a statute of limitations. This sets a deadline for plaintiffs to file their claims before they lose the right to do so. For a personal injury, the statute of limitations is two years. In most cases, the clock begins to run when the injury occurs.
However, it's ideal not to delay taking action on your case. Witnesses' memories can fade over time, evidence will be more difficult to obtain, and you could forget critical details if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a committed Burbank personal injury lawyer.
How Can the Personal Injury Attorneys of Tim D. Wright Assist Me?
Suing a defendant almost always means suing an insurance company, like an automobile insurer. Regardless, you can count on the defendant's legal representatives pushing back on your claims or making settlement offers that come nowhere close to covering your losses. You want a lawyer who not only understands California personal injury legislation, but understands how to establish a fair value for your case.
At Tim D. Wright, we've helped numerous personal injury clients get the compensation they require to recover. We will not accept unreasonable offers and will defend you from start to finish. Give us a call or complete the contact form today to get started on your case.
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