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Personal Injury Attorney in North Hollywood, California

Law Offices of Tim D Wright - Personal Injury Attorney in North Hollywood, CA

If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to demand financial compensation for the losses you've endured. However, seeking a personal injury claim is no simple task. Offenders and their insurers are backed by armies of lawyers prepared to protect their clients. Who's looking out for you?

At Tim D. Wright, we fight for personal injury victims. Where possible, we resolve cases out of court so our clients can return to their lives. If necessary, however, we put together a litigation strategy and take the case to court. 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 case 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 an appropriate level of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failure to act as a reasonably sensible individual would. Negligence can be displayed through a person's actions (like speeding or driving intoxicated) or through an exclusion (such as failing to remove a known hazard from one's company property).

To win a personal injury case, the victim must show that the offender was negligent. There are four specific components that are required under California law:

  • Duty of care– The offender must have owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. Sometimes a duty arises out of a personal relationship between the individuals, such as doctor and patient. But this isn't always required. For example, when you drive on a freeway, you owe a duty to other motorists not to be reckless.
  • Breach– Next, the plaintiff needs to demonstrate that the offender breached the duty of care. This is where the offender's negligent acts and/or omissions are highlighted. It also covers situations where the at-fault party breaks a law or engages in intentional wrongdoing. Breach is usually the most disputed part of a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Causation– The defendant's breach has to actually result in injury to the plaintiff. If the offender acted negligently but didn't hurt the plaintiff, this aspect fails.
  • Damages– These are the losses for which the plaintiff will demand financial compensation. Some of the most common damages are medical costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering. The nature and quantity of damages are fiercely contested in the majority of personal injury cases.

Possible Damages In a Personal Injury Case

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:

  • Medical costs– This broad category can consist of everything from hospital bills and prescription drugs to physical therapy and unique adaptive equipment to help with a victim's daily activities.
  • Lost wages– While you recover or are hospitalized for your injuries, you will lose time from work and, with it, potentially significant amounts of money. You can ask a court to award you damages to cover this lost income.
  • Lost earning capacity– Your career prospects might be cut short or significantly limited after a personal injury. An expert witness can help estimate the future income you will miss out on as a result.
  • Pain and suffering– These damages account for the pain and psychological stress you will likely experience for some time to come. Although difficult to measure, they are vital to catastrophic injury cases.
  • Loss of pleasure in everyday life– It may not be possible to appreciate your typical day-to-day activities, hobbies, and other interests after a bad injury. These damages help compensate you for the loss.
  • Loss of consortium– This category refers to the deprivation of the advantages of a family relationship. It includes the loss of assistance, society, companionship, and sexual relationship between spouses brought on by the injury.
  • Punitive (exemplary) damages– In rare cases, an at-fault party can be subject to punitive damages. These are intended to penalize the wrongful party and discourage others from engaging in similar conduct.

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 claims are subject to what's called a statute of limitations. This establishes 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 starts to run when the injury takes place.

However, it's best not to procrastinate taking action on your case. Witnesses' memories can diminish with time, proof will be harder 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 committed North Hollywood 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 close to covering your losses. You want a lawyer who not only understands California personal injury legislation, but knows how to determine a reasonable value for your claim.

At Tim D. Wright, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients obtain the compensation they require to recover. We will not accept unreasonable deals and will defend you from beginning to end. Give us a call or complete the contact form today to get started on your claim.

For more information about Personal Injury Attorneys in North Hollywood, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation! 

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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