If you have been injured, you may wonder if you have the right to pursue compensation. All personal injury claims are based upon establishing negligence. For example, should you walk into a commercial property and slip and fall on a wet floor, the company managing the property, or the owner of the property could be found to have been negligence. The definition of negligence is that a person’s conduct is not what a reasonably prudent person would do under similar circumstances. This could include driving drunk, driving while texting, failing to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others by allowing a wet floor to endanger visitors, and other similar situations.
Negligence must be fully established for a claim or lawsuit to be successful. In some cases, this can be fairly evident – a person was driving drunk, down the wrong way on the street, and caused an accident. There remains little question that the drunk driver was responsible. Other cases are more complex, and an attorney could challenge the evidence that supports the claim of evidence, and various other strategies to deny a claim with merit. In any personal injury claim, it is advisable to retain a skilled personal injury lawyer to protect your rights. In most cases, a settlement is negotiated without the need to litigate the case in court. This does not mean that there won’t be heavy negotiating on behalf of the injured. A case that is prepared for trial, fully documented, has a far higher chance of success. The insurance company will take note of the professional skill with which the claim is submitted, and with an attorney’s name attached, the company knows that a strategy to reduce the claim will be unsuccessful.
Don’t take chances if you were injured in West Covina. Contact the Ghozland Law Firm for assistance.