People get hurt all the time in California. There are plenty of reasons, from some sharp rocks under the surf off Santa Barbara to an uneven sidewalk in Riverside. Bumps and bruises don't get much thought unless a person cannot simply "walk it off." The injuries that require the most attention outside medical care are the ones caused by others.
How can a person make it right after being injured by another person's actions?
A lawsuit for financial damages may be the best way to ensure recovery from an injury caused by someone else. A claim in civil court can demand the costs related to an injury as well as compensation for the pain and emotional distress a victim may experience.
How much can a person get in a personal injury lawsuit?
Reimbursement or coverage of actual costs, known as economic damages, are derived from the costs as they are known. Payments due to pain or suffering, known as noneconomic damages, are limited to a maximum of $250,000 in a medical malpractice case or another type of personal injury lawsuit.
How long does a victim have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
A victim has up to two years after the event of injury or up to one year after discovering an injury or condition caused by an event, whichever comes first.
Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury lawsuit?
An attorney is highly recommended for any court proceeding. A lawyer can help file the appropriate paperwork and analyze the evidence surrounding a personal injury to weigh a victim's legal options.