You wouldn’t think that a car crash, medical malpractice, and a defective product accident would have anything in common. While each accident involves different players and circumstances, each represents the consequence of someone else’s negligence. It’s that unifying factor that brings these accidents and others like them under the umbrella of personal injury.
Personal injury legislation gives you the right to take civil action if you believe you were recently injured by someone else’s negligence. You can work with a personal injury attorney to investigate that negligence and bring evidence of a violated duty of care forward in civil court. Triumph Law, P.C., can help you format and file your complaint.
Quantifying Personal Injury Cases
The term “personal injury” serves as a broader umbrella term for a range of negligence-based accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death cases
- Dog bites
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Premises liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Catastrophic injury accidents
The unifying factor binding all of these accidents together is, as mentioned, negligence. All of these accidents can stem from someone’s distraction or deliberate recklessness.
You Must Use Evidence to Identify Negligence in a Civil Court Case
If you want to bring a personal injury case forward in California, you specifically need to prove that you were owed a duty of care at the time your accident took place. You must then move forward and indicate that it was through another party’s negligence that your duty fell by the wayside.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you gather the evidence you need to back these claims both in your initial complaint and when your case goes before a judge. The evidence you use to establish liability can include:
- Statements from bystanders who witnessed your accident
- Statements from expert witnesses who contributed to an investigation into your losses
- Videos of your accident
- Still photos of your accident
- Police reports
- Medical reports
Our team can help you get your hands on the evidence you need to make your point. We can then compile it so that it suits the needs of a California civil court. Once we have the basis of your story established on paper, we can more accurately name a particular party liable for your accident-based losses.
Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Your Best Interests
No matter what kind of personal injury accident you endured, you deserve the right to discuss your losses with an experienced professional. California’s personal injury attorneys understand that these accidents can be traumatic, and we want to subsequently provide you with the services you need to recover.
That’s why our team strives to initiate an investigation into your losses within days of your accident. While you’re focusing on the medical care you need to recover, our team can:
- Gather evidence to establish fault for your losses
- Communicate with your insurance provider to stave off overzealous insurance adjusters
- Begin estimating the value of your personal injury claim
- Prevent the at-fault party from trying to intimidate you out of legal action
- Stop police officers and related parties from misrepresenting the distribution of fault in your accident
What’s more, personal injury attorneys give you back control over your losses. When you file a personal injury claim, you win yourself the right to choose how you demand damages from a liable party. You can move forward with negotiations if you think a liable party may be amenable to civil conversation. You can alternatively go to civil court.
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When it comes time to file your personal injury claim, make sure you have all the information you need to state your case before a judge. You must be able to identify the party you believe to be liable for your losses. You should also be able to quantify the value of your case and defend an estimate of your desired damages with hard evidence.
Whether you want to pursue personal injury settlement negotiations or go to trial, you must bring your relevant complaint forward within California’s personal injury statute of limitations. The state establishes your filing deadline in California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1. According to this statute, you must submit your claim within two years of your accident.
Upholding Your Right to Compensation
You should never underestimate the value of your personal injury claim. You have the right to economic and non-economic damages when you’re forced to contend with losses stemming from someone else’s negligence. You can find the value of your economic damages by looking at the bills generated in your pursuit of post-accident treatment. These losses can include:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of repairing or replacing damaged property
- Compensation for wages lost while you were recovering
- Compensation for lost opportunities to pursue alternative employment
The non-economic losses stemming from your personal injury accident may not generate traditional bills, but they still hold value. Our team can turn to state legislation to determine what non-economic damages you qualify for and the value of those losses. Some of the non-economic damages that most often appear in personal injury cases include:
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Depending on your circumstances, you may also have the right to request wrongful death compensation.
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Personal injury lawyers understand that negligence doesn’t confine itself to a single kind of accident. Negligence can cause car crashes, product failures, slips and falls, and even elder abuse – all of which can be handled by a personal injury attorney.
If you believe that your recent accident stemmed from someone else’s negligence, you can work with a personal injury attorney to hold that party accountable in court.
Triumph Law can provide you with the legal support you need to build a personal injury claim and defend your demand for compensation. You can schedule a free case consultation with our representatives today to begin discussing your right to legal action. Contact us by filling out our online contact form or calling our office.
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