If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to demand financial compensation for the losses you've suffered. However, seeking a personal injury lawsuit is no simple task. Defendants and their insurers are backed by armies of lawyers prepared to protect their clients. Who's looking out for you?
At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we fight for personal injury victims. Where possible, we resolve cases out of court so our clients can get back to their lives. If needed, however, we put together a litigation strategy and take the case to court. In either case, we defend our clients from start to finish so they can focus on recovering.
What Is Personal Injury?
The essence of a personal injury claim is negligence. When another individual, business, or even a governmental agency acts irresponsibly, others can get injured. The injury is typically physical, but it can also be psychological or emotional too.
"Negligence" is a legal term that implies failure to exercise an appropriate level of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failing to behave as a reasonably sensible person would. Negligence can be demonstrated through someone's actions (like speeding or driving intoxicated) or through an omission (such as failing to remove a known hazard 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:
Potential Damages In a Personal Injury Claim
The goal of a personal injury claim is to make the plaintiff whole via financial compensation. This compensation is known as damages, and some examples are:
Are There Time Limits to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
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 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 starts to run when the injury takes place.
However, it's ideal not to delay taking action on your case. Witnesses' memories can fade over time, evidence will be harder to obtain, and you might forget crucial details if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a dedicated Inland Empire personal injury attorney.
How Can the Personal Injury Attorneys of the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright Help Me?
Suing a defendant almost always means suing an insurance company, like an automobile insurer. Regardless, you can count on the defendant's lawyers pushing back on your claims or making settlement offers that come nowhere near to covering your losses. You need a lawyer that not only knows California personal injury law, but understands how to establish a fair value for your claim.
At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we've helped numerous personal injury clients obtain the compensation they need to recover. We will not accept unjust deals and will stand by you from beginning to end. Give us a call or fill out the contact form today to get started on your case.
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