Getting injured in an accident caused by the negligent, careless, or wrongful actions of another person can be difficult and unsettling. Thankfully, California personal injury laws are designed to protect victims of negligent accidents and hold the responsible parties accountable. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to seek fair compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
Gomez Law, APC is committed to offering experienced legal guidance, advocacy, and vigorous representation to clients in their personal injury cases. Attorney Mark Gomez and his skilled California personal injury attorneys are available to evaluate and investigate the surrounding circumstances of your unique situation and explore your possible options to pursue damages. They can help protect your legal rights and seek fair compensation for your injuries, property damages, any additional pain, and suffering, or loss.
Gomez Law, APC proudly represents personal injury victims in Los Angeles, California, and surrounding areas throughout Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, Glendale, and West Covina.
California is an at-fault state. This means that the at-fault party (the person responsible for the accident) will hold financial liability for medical expenses, property damages, and other accident-related costs suffered by the injured victims. However, in order to recover damages, the accident victims must prove liability or show that the accident occurred due to the negligent party's actions.
Additionally, California operates using the "pure comparative negligence" principle. Under the system, your contribution to your injuries or accident does not bar you from recovering damages. However, the total damages you may recover will be reduced by your degree of fault.
For example, if the court awards $80,000 in total damages against the at-fault party, but finds you to be 25% responsible for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by $20,000. You may only be allowed to recover $60,000. Under California's pure comparative negligence, you will still be allowed to seek damages even if you were 99% at fault for the accident.
According to the California personal injury statute of limitations, an injury claim arising from any type of personal injury must be filed within two years from the date of the injury or accident occurred. This means that you will have up to 2 years to file a personal injury action against the at-fault parties. (California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1). If you wait too long, your case may be dismissed entirely.
To recover damages for your personal injury, you can proceed by:
Filing an injury claim against your own insurance provider.
Filing a third-party claim against the insurance carrier of the at-fault party.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court against the at-fault party.
Experienced attorneys can explore your options to file a personal injury claim and enlighten you about the available damages that you may recover.
If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be feeling overwhelmed—physically, emotionally, and financially. It's important to remember that there is a path forward. You may recover the following damages by filing a personal injury claim in California:
Medical expenses, including future medical treatment
Lost wages and benefits
Diminished earning capacity
Loss of enjoyment of life
Costs of living with a disability
Repair or replacement of damaged property
Pain, suffering, and disfigurement
Emotional or mental trauma
Loss of consortium
Punitive damages to further punish the at-fault party.
Skilled personal injury attorneys can advocate for your rights and help you—and your loved ones—pursue rightful financial compensation.
Being in an accident can be devastating and emotional, no matter the type of accident. If you're unlucky to sustain severe injuries, such an unfortunate incident can affect your physical, financial, and mental well-being. Regardless, you don't have to suffer the financial liability and challenges on your own. You must reach out to skilled personal injury attorneys to help protect your rights and guide you through the injury claims process.
Gomez Law, APC has the resources and experience to help you hold those liable for your injuries and damages accountable. Using their knowledge of the laws addressing liability in personal injury cases, Attorney Mark Gomez and his legal staff can help guide you through the often complex legal process in California. Never leave your fate in the hands of insurance providers and claims adjusters who wouldn't protect your rights.
If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a negligent accident, you deserve experienced guidance and compassionate representation. Call Gomez Law, APC, today to schedule a one-on-one case assessment. The firm is proud to serve personal injury victims in Los Angeles, California, and surrounding areas throughout Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, Glendale, and West Covina.