After sustaining an injury, you may be inundated with medical bills and expenses. Due to medical expenses and lost wages, dealing with an injury can be extremely expensive, stressful, and taxing on a family’s financial resources. You need to know how long a personal injury lawsuit will last so that you can prepare your finances while waiting for compensation.
Continue reading to learn about the various stages of a personal injury lawsuit and how the passage of time may impact your negotiation strategy.
When A Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Appropriate?
If another person’s negligence or intentional act caused you harm, you should consider filing a claim for personal injury. In civil court, you can sue for damages if you file a lawsuit of this nature.
In this broad category of recovery, defamation, medical malpractice, dog bites, and slip-and-fall accidents are all included. Accidents can result in a variety of injuries, including those listed below:
- Head injuries, such as lacerations or a concussion.
- Neck and back injuries, including herniated discs.
- Spinal injuries, which could result in injuries as severe as paralysis.
- Traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term complications.
- Broken bones and fractures, which, if severe, may require surgery.
- Internal organ damage can be difficult and expensive to diagnose.
- Burns, which can lead to permanent disfigurement.
- Cuts, bruises, sprains, and other superficial injuries.
Establishing Fault For An Accident
Establishing that the other party was negligent or intentionally responsible for your accident and the injuries that resulted is crucial to building a case. The following are examples of evidence that can be used to establish culpability:
- Car Accident
Due to no-fault insurance laws in California, the fault is not always a factor in car accident cases. If this occurs, evidence of the other driver’s negligence (such as speeding, running a red light, driving under the influence, or any other traffic violation) may be helpful to your legal case.
- Medical Malpractice
Healthcare providers must adhere to a recognized standard of care when treating a patient. Both were prescribing the incorrect medication, and failing to perform a C-section on a woman in labor at the appropriate time may constitute negligence.
- Slip And Fall
It is possible to prove negligence if a business owner fails to maintain safe premises. Negligence includes, but is not limited to, leaving unmarked obstacles in walkways and failing to repair a leak that causes slippery floors.
- Dog Bites
In California, strict liability applies to the majority of dog bites, meaning that no proof of negligence is required. If the injured person’s actions contributed to the incident or if the person was trespassing, the owner may not be held strictly liable.
Hiring a seasoned and competent personal injury law firm can alleviate your concerns about the lengthy financial recovery process. A personal injury attorney who is intimately familiar with your case’s timeline can greatly assist. Although many of these variables are out of the attorney’s control, 2H Law Firm can still ensure that every step of the journey is handled efficiently and effectively. Please contact us at (619) 374-9320.