If you've been injured because of 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. Defendants and their insurance companies are backed by armies of lawyers ready 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 needed, however, we assemble a litigation strategy and take the case to trial. Either way, we stand by our clients from beginning to end 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 indicates failure to exercise a proper degree 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 someone's actions (like speeding or driving intoxicated) or through an exclusion (such as failing to eliminate a known risk from one's business property).
To win a personal injury case, the victim must prove that the defendant was negligent. There are four particular elements that are required under California law:
Possible Damages In a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The goal of a personal injury claim 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 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 submit 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 occurs.
However, it's ideal not to procrastinate taking action on your claim. Witnesses' memories can fade over time, proof will be harder to obtain, and you could fail to remember vital details if you wait too long. If you or a loved one have been hurt, reach out to a dedicated San Fernando 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 legal representatives pushing back on your claims or making settlement offers that come nowhere close to covering your losses. You need an attorney that not only knows California personal injury legislation, but understands how to establish a reasonable value for your claim.
At Tim D. Wright, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients obtain the compensation they need to recover. We will not accept unreasonable deals and will defend 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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