Far too many injury victims believe they do not have the right to compensation after an accident. Despite the fact that someone else may be at fault, many victims worry that their injuries are not “severe enough” to pursue a claim. However, this is not how personal injury and tort laws work in California.
Your dedicated Sacramento personal injury lawyer at Triumph Law can review the details of your case and consider your legal options for financial recovery. That is important to remember that your diagnosis does not correlate with your right to pursue legal action. What matters is how significantly your life has been affected by your injuries and whether your future will be impacted.
Our legal advocates will take into account every single way you have been impacted by your accident and resulting injuries to determine how much you should be compensated. The liable party should repay you for your damages in full so you can move forward with your life. When you contact our office for a free consultation, you can learn more about whether you have grounds for a claim, the significance of your injuries, and how to ensure those responsible for causing your injuries are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Grounds for a Sacramento Personal Injury Claim
If you are wondering whether you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim, it is important to understand what the grounds for legal action are. In many cases, as long as we can show that your accident was caused by another party’s negligence and your life has been substantially affected by the accident, you have the right to compensation for your losses. This means the type of injury you are diagnosed with does not have an impact on whether you have grounds for a claim.
The Elements of Negligence
Proving negligence based on a preponderance of the evidence is essential for any personal injury claim in Sacramento to be successful. Essentially, your car accident attorney must be able to convince the jury that the defendant in your case is more than likely at fault for the accident or your subsequent injuries. The elements of negligence are as follows:
- Duty of care – The defendant had an obligation to your safety, Health, or well-being
- Breach of duty – The defendant breached their duty by making a mistake or failing to take action where necessary
- Causation – The defendant’s actions were the cause of your accident or the injuries you sustained
- Damages – You have suffered severe psychological trauma, emotional distress, catastrophic injuries, or devastating financial losses
Each of these elements must be met for the jury to return a verdict in your favor. There is no law that says certain types of injuries warrant legal action more than others. Every person’s life can be affected differently by the injuries they sustain, so as long as we can show that your injuries are impactful, you could recover your damages in full.
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Impactful Injuries Warrant Financial Compensation
Although there is no specific type of injury you must be diagnosed with to pursue a personal injury claim, your injuries must have had a dramatic effect on your life. However, some types of injuries can be more impactful than others. Here are some of the most common types of injuries our clients have endured:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The brain is the most complex and sensitive organ in the human body. Even minor damage could have a catastrophic impact on your life. Some of the most common types of TBIs our clients have experienced include:
- Second impact syndrome
- Diffuse axonal injuries
- Penetrating brain injuries
- Brain aneurysm
- Skull fracture
Many brain injury victims find themselves requiring around-the-clock care while they recuperate. Some may need to learn how to complete daily living tasks and take care of themselves again due to the extreme nature of their injuries.
Back, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries
When injury victims suffer spinal cord injuries, neck, or back injuries, the symptoms could be life-altering. These are some of the most painful and debilitating types of injuries victims endure. You may require extensive physical or occupational therapy to regain as much functionality as possible when you are diagnosed with a herniated disc, whiplash, paralysis, or any other type of spinal cord injury.
Our clients have also endured excruciatingly painful burn injuries. First-, second- and third-degree burns and full-thickness burns are not only extremely painful during the debridement and healing process, but victims may suffer further when their burn injuries are disfiguring or leave permanent skin scars. Victims might also require skin grafts and medical treatment for years to come after the accident.
The trauma of a catastrophic accident can leave devastating emotional injuries. You might develop anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or turn to controlled substances to cope with your distress. For this reason, emotional injuries are taken just as seriously as physical injuries.
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Get Help from a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Today
The personal injury claims process is confusing enough when you are still struggling to cope with the fall out of your injuries. You do not need to devote your time and energy to these complex legal matters when you have a powerful Sacramento personal injury lawyer on your side. Our team at Triumph Law is here to help you tell your story.
We will handle the legalities of your case while you work on healing, getting your pressing expenses covered, and starting to get back to your life. With our firm advocating for your rights, you will no longer need to feel intimidated or overwhelmed thinking about pursuing your case. Even seemingly minor injuries can have a substantial impact on the victim’s lives.
If you have concerns that your injuries are not serious enough to pursue a personal injury claim, you are not alone. This is a common fear many accident victims struggle to overcome. Contact our office for a 100% free consultation today to learn more about which legal options may be available in your case.