How to Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case

Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t avoidable. As a victim of a personal injury, your health, well-being, and life were put on the line because of the actions or mistakes of another person. These events can be traumatizing and life-altering, and often brings financial and emotional burdens to you and your family. If you’ve experienced a personal injury, you deserve to be compensated fairly. But how do you know if you have a case?

Was This a Result of Negligence?

Negligence is the failure to take proper care in doing something. There are many situations that if someone is negligent, an accident is very likely to occur. The most common occurrences of personal injuries as a result of negligence including car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and dog bites or attacks. When proving negligence, we must be able to prove the following in court:

  • Duty
  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Damages

Were You Injured?

If an accident occurs, a good indicator of a potential claim is if you, or the victim, were injured as a result. An injury can lead to many unexpected and expensive costs. From hospital bills to post-accident rehabilitation, the costs of an injury can leave a family suffering for many years following the occurrence.

Do You Have Evidence?

The strength of your case can often be determined by the amount of evidence you were able to gather. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to determine fault and negligence in a personal injury case. Having evidence such as photos or witness statements can help to corroborate your claim and aid your attorneys in representing you.

Who is at Fault?

There are two sides to any story, and there is sometimes little you can do if the accident was caused by a fault of your own. However, according to California Civil Code Section 1714, comparative negligence may be used as a defense, which allows a person to sue for the percentage of damages. Your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case to determine if any or all of the fault can be attributed to the other party.

Alison Gokal and the personal injury attorneys at Gokal Law Group are dedicated to defending the wronged and providing you the support and resources you need to win your case. Our goal is to ensure that our clients are treated with respect, honor, and obtain financial stability. If you believe you may have a case, let our attorneys help you. Give us a call at 949-753-9100 or get in touch here.

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