Los Angeles Personal Injury Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence conduct, you may be entitled to compensation through a civil lawsuit. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can assess your claim and help you initiate the process of filing a lawsuit.
California personal injury law covers a variety of different types of accidents such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction accidents and more.
Most personal injury claims are rooted in the theory of negligence. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care in one’s actions or omissions that results in injury or death of another. Put another way, negligence takes place when people who have a duty to act with a certain level of care fail to do so, causing harm to another. To establish negligence, a plaintiff must prove the following: the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the plaintiff; and the plaintiff suffered harm as a direct result of the defendant’s breach. For example, if you were injured by a driver who was texting and driving, that driver would likely be deemed to have breached his duty to use reasonable care behind the wheel and would likely be liable for any resulting harm.Is there a time limit on when I can sue?
Personal injury claims must be filed within a certain time frame known as the statute of limitations. In California, a plaintiff has two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim based on negligence, with some limited exceptions. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you gather evidence, file your claim, and, if necessary, litigate your case.
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