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. Offenders and their insurers are backed by armies of attorneys ready to protect 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 return to their lives. If needed, however, we put together a litigation strategy and take the case to trial. In either case, we stand by our clients from start to finish so they can concentrate on getting better.
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 hurt. The injury is often physical, but it can also be psychological or emotional too.
"Negligence" is a legal term that indicates failure to exercise a proper 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 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 needs to prove that the defendant was negligent. There are four particular elements that are required under California law:
Possible Damages In a Personal Injury Claim
The objective of a personal injury lawsuit is to make the plaintiff whole via financial compensation. This compensation is known as damages, and some examples are:
Medical costs. This broad category can consist of everything from hospital bills and prescription medications to physical therapy and unique adaptive equipment to help with a victim's daily activities.
Are There Time Limits to File a Personal Injury Claim?
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 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 best not to delay taking action on your claim. Witnesses' memories can fade over time, evidence will be harder to obtain, and you could forget vital information if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been injured, reach out to a committed Fresno personal injury lawyer.
How Can the Personal Injury Attorneys of Tim D. Wright Assist Me?
Suing a defendant usually means suing an insurance company, like a motor vehicle insurer. Regardless, you can count on the offender's legal representatives pushing back on your claims or making settlement offers that come nowhere near to covering your losses. You want an attorney who not only knows California personal injury law, but understands how to establish a fair value for your case.
At Tim D. Wright, we've assisted countless personal injury clients get the compensation they require to recuperate. We will not accept unreasonable deals and will stand by you from start to finish. Give us a call or fill out the contact form today to get started on your claim.
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