If you've been injured due to another person's negligence, you have the right to demand financial compensation for the losses you've endured. But pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is no easy task. Offenders and their insurance providers are backed by armies of lawyers ready to defend their clients. Who's looking out for you?
At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we defend 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 trial. In either case, we stand by our clients from beginning to end so they can focus on getting better.
What Is Personal Injury?
The essence of a personal injury claim is negligence. When another person, business, or even a governmental agency acts irresponsibly, others can get injured. The injury is often physical, but it can also be psychological or emotional too.
"Negligence" is a legal term that means failure to exercise an appropriate degree of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failing to act as a reasonably sensible person would. Negligence can be displayed through a person's actions (like speeding or driving intoxicated) or through an omission (such as failing to eliminate a known hazard from one's business property).
To win a personal injury case, the victim needs to prove that the offender was negligent. There are four particular elements that are required under California legislation:
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:
Are There Time Limits to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Your right to take legal action against 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 lawsuits 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 over time, evidence will be harder to obtain, and you might fail to remember critical information if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a committed Riverside personal injury attorney.
How Can the Personal Injury Attorneys 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 close to covering your losses. You want an attorney who not only understands California personal injury law, but understands how to establish a fair value for your case.
At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we've helped countless personal injury clients obtain the compensation they require to recuperate. We will not accept unfair deals and will stand by 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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