Negligent California drivers often cause accidents that leave other people with injuries and complications through no fault of their own. If you are a victim of this, you understand how difficult it can be to pick up the pieces and move forward. Thankfully, it is possible to prove negligence and hold liable drivers accountable for their actions.
The term negligence can describe various types of actions, particularly those that result in harm to another person through carelessness or recklessness. You may be quite certain that another person was negligent, which ultimately resulted in your accident, but that does not necessarily mean that it will be easy to prove it. Negligence cases can be complicated, which is why it is helpful to work with an experienced attorney at every step.
What you need for a case
In order to secure the compensation you need through your claim, you will have to be able to prove specific elements. First, you will need to be able to prove that the offending party owed you a certain duty. This simply means every person’s responsibility not to act in ways that needlessly endanger other people. You will also have to prove that the other person breached that duty through this or her actions.
You will need to be able to present evidence that validates your claim that the person’s actions or inaction caused you harm, as well as proof of your injuries. Important evidence that you may need to build your case can degrade or disappear over time, which is why it is beneficial to take quick action after an accident.
The value of your claim
You may be wondering what you can get from your claim, which depends on the details of your individual situation and the specific losses you experienced. You have the right to pursue an amount that reflects your actual losses from medical bills as lost wages, as well as potential future losses. An assessment of your case can help you understand exactly what you may be able to get from a personal injury claim.
You do not have to suffer through the aftermath of an accident caused by negligence alone. You have the right to file a claim and build a case in pursuit of a full and fair recovery. There is significant benefit in working with an attorney experienced in the civil claims process from the very beginning.