When Does an Injury Qualify for a Settlement in California?
It is not uncommon for individuals who have suffered significant injuries in an accident to wonder whether they have the right to file a lawsuit. Filing a personal injury claim could mean a sizable injury settlement for you, but the question remains: do you have a case?
Below, we describe in greater detail when an injury warrants the pursuit of a civil claim in California so you can decide whether legal action is worth pursuing in your case.
The Financial Impact of Your Injuries
One of the best ways to tell if your injury qualifies for a settlement is whether you have endured significant losses due to your involvement in an accident.
For some, this could mean a substantial loss in wages and considerable medical expenses. Others may be emotionally traumatized by the experience of the accident and find it difficult to return to their lives like before. Still others will be impacted by a combination of financial and psychological losses.
If your life has been negatively affected by your injuries, chances are, you’ll qualify for an injury settlement in California.
Is Someone Else to Blame for Your Accident?
Let’s say you have been suffering from significant losses but are still unsure whether you are eligible for an injury settlement. For any personal injury claim to be a success, you’ll need to be able to prove that the negligent actions of another are the direct or indirect cause of your accident.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, suing the driver would be appropriate. However, in some cases, it may not be immediately evident whether someone else is to blame. In these cases, you’ll need to contact a lawyer to review the details of your case and determine wether another party is liable for your damages.
Get in Touch with a California Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have additional questions about whether filing a civil claim is the right path for you, contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP.
We are proud to offer complimentary claim reviews to injury victims across the state. You can give our office a call at 1-844-404-2400 or submit the online contact form below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.