If you've been injured because of someone else's negligence, you have the right to demand financial compensation for the losses you've endured. However, pursuing a personal injury claim is no easy task. Offenders and their insurance providers are backed by armies of lawyers prepared to defend their clients. Who's looking out for you?
At Tim D. Wright, we defend 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. In either case, we stand by our clients from start to finish so they can focus on recovering.
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 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 a proper degree of care under the circumstances. Another way of putting it is failing to behave as a reasonably sensible person would. Negligence can be displayed through a person's actions (like speeding or driving drunk) or through an exclusion (such as failing to remove a known hazard from one's business property).
To win a personal injury case, the victim needs to prove that the defendant was negligent. There are four particular components that are required under California law:
Possible Damages In a Personal Injury Case
The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to make the plaintiff whole through 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 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 ideal not to delay taking action on your claim. Witnesses' memories can fade over time, evidence will be harder to obtain, and you might fail to remember crucial information if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a dedicated North Hollywood personal injury attorney.
How Can the Personal Injury Lawyers 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 attorneys 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 law, but knows how to establish a fair value for your claim.
At Tim D. Wright, we've helped countless personal injury clients get the compensation they require to recover. We won't accept unjust deals and will defend 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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