If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to ask for financial compensation for the losses you've endured. But pursuing a personal injury claim is no easy task. Defendants and their insurance companies are backed by armies of attorneys ready to defend their clients. Who's looking out for you?
At Tim D. Wright, we fight for personal injury victims. Where possible, we settle cases out of court so our clients can get back to their lives. If necessary, however, we put together a litigation strategy and take the case to trial. Either way, we stand by our clients from start to finish so they can focus on getting better.
The essence of a personal injury claim is negligence. When another person, company, or even a governmental agency acts irresponsibly, others can get hurt. The injury is typically physical, but it can also be psychological or emotional too.
"Negligence" is a legal term that means failure to exercise a proper degree of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failure to behave as a reasonably prudent individual would. Negligence can be displayed through someone's actions (like speeding or driving intoxicated) or through an omission (such as failing to eliminate a known risk from one's company property).
To win a personal injury case, the victim has to show that the offender was negligent. There are four particular components that are required under California legislation:
The objective of a personal injury claim is to make the plaintiff whole via financial compensation. This compensation is known as damages, and some examples are:
Your right to file a claim against a negligent party will not last forever. In California, personal injury cases are subject to what's called a statute of limitations. This establishes a deadline for plaintiffs to submit 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 takes place.
However, it's ideal not to delay taking action on your case. Witnesses' memories can fade with time, proof will be more difficult to obtain, and you could fail to remember crucial information if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a dedicated Burbank personal injury lawyer.
Suing a defendant usually means suing an insurance company, like a motor vehicle insurer. Regardless, you can count on the defendant's lawyers pushing back on your claims or making settlement offers that come nowhere close to covering your losses. You want a lawyer who not only knows California personal injury legislation, but knows how to establish a fair value for your claim.
At Tim D. Wright, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients obtain the compensation they require to recuperate. We will not accept unjust 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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