Understanding Fault and Negligence in California
Every state treats fault differently in personal injury cases. California is a pure comparative negligence state, which means the amount of compensation you can receive will lower by your percentage of fault. If the court decides you were 10% at fault for the accident, for example, you will lose 10% of what you would normally have recovered. If you are more than 50% at fault, you won’t be entitled to any compensation.
What Types of Injuries Can I Get Compensation For?
Personal injury claims in California allow you to receive compensation for:
- Economic damages (medical expenses, lost wages, home renovations to accommodate disabilities, etc.); and/or
- Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, etc.)
How Much Money Can I Recover in My Personal Injury Case?
Your economic damages must be based on the financial expenses resulting from the accident. Generally, the only hard limit you may experience is the $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. Every case is unique, however, and our team at Nguyen Law Group would be more than happy to provide case-specific information about your compensation potential.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After an accident it can be easy to expect that an insurance company will come through for you, unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Contrary to what they promise, insurance companies are usually looking out for their best interest, not yours. At heart, insurance companies are a business first and foremost, meaning they often care more about their bottom line than ensuring you get the proper compensation you deserve after an accident.
A skilled personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve, and can:
- Navigate you through the legal process to ensure all the correct legal procedures are followed
- Thoroughly investigate your claim so no pertinent information is missed
- Determine who is liable for damages
- Gather evidence when necessary to support your claim
- Negotiate with the insurance companies
- Represent you at trial, when necessary
Unlike insurance companies, Nguyen Law Group will act as true advocates on your side. We are committed to working for your best interest at every step, and we always fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Our firm knows that after suffering a serious injury, recovering proper compensation is a big step in getting your life back to normal. Contact us today to get started on your case.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer In Rancho Cucamonga Help You?
Did you or someone you care about recently get into an accident or injury? Did you recently lose someone close to you? Although our personal injury lawyers at Nguyen Law Group have helped many struggling individuals, we understand that each situation is unique, and make sure to treat each case as such.
Our attorneys at Rancho Cucamonga are not only legal experts who know how to effectively maximize compensation but also truly care about each client and their unique situation. We take the time to get to know each of our clients and make sure that we are able to offer them the legal guidance and emotional support that they need. A personal injury attorney can help you in the following ways:
- Provide you with important legal guidance
- Offer strong emotional support
- Handle paperwork involved with your case
- Prevent you from making costly mistakes that may prolong the process
- Reduce stress levels associated with your case
- Effectively negotiate on your behalf
- Maximize your compensation amount
- Represent you in court
Don't Wait to Get Help!
Personal injury claims can be tricky, and communicating with insurance companies can be especially challenging. Your personal injury lawyer will have the skills and experience necessary to effectively negotiate on your behalf, and help you receive the maximum compensation that you rightfully deserve. Having an lawyer by your side is essential for ensuring that you have all of the support and guidance that you need during this time. Contact our personal injury firm in Rancho Cucamonga today to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, and to learn more about how we can help you.