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 claim is no simple task. Defendants and their insurance companies are backed by armies of attorneys ready 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 settle cases out of court so our clients can get back to their lives. If needed, however, we assemble a litigation strategy and take the case to trial. Either way, we defend our clients from beginning to end so they can concentrate on recovering.
What Is Personal Injury?
The essence of a personal injury case is negligence. When another person, business, or even a governmental agency acts irresponsibly, others can get injured. The injury is usually physical, but it can also be psychological or emotional too.
"Negligence" is a legal term that implies failure to exercise an appropriate degree of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failure to behave as a reasonably sensible individual would. Negligence can be displayed through someone's actions (like speeding or driving drunk) or through an omission (such as failing to remove a known risk from one's company property).
To win a personal injury case, the victim needs to show that the defendant was negligent. There are four specific components that are required under California law:
Potential Damages In a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The objective of a personal injury lawsuit 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 claims 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 claim. Witnesses' memories can diminish with time, evidence will be more difficult to obtain, and you might forget critical information if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a committed Santa Ana personal injury attorney.
How Can the Injury Lawyers of the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright Assist Me?
Suing a defendant almost always 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 near to covering your losses. You need a lawyer who not only knows California personal injury legislation, but understands how to establish a reasonable value for your case.
At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients obtain the compensation they require to recover. We will not accept unfair 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 claim.
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