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Unfortunately, California is not a particularly safe state to live in and personal injury lawyers are necessary. For example, California is the second leading state for dog bite injuries in the country. Over 50 boating deaths occur per year, along with numerous injuries caused by car accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice or driving while under the influence. In some cases, people are fortunate and recover completely from their injuries. In other cases, a person is seriously and permanently injured. He or she can no longer hold their current job, have a large stack of medical bills to pay and live in continual pain.
A personal injury lawyer can help a person who has been injured receive the compensation that is his or her due. Anyone who has been hurt due to a third party’s actions (or lack of action) should retain an attorney as soon as possible. California personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that one will not have to pay the lawyer unless the case is won or a favorable settlement is reached.
It is impossible to predict just how much compensation a person will gain if he or she wins the case. A person can win compensation for loss of income, medical expenses, injuries and/or the cost of job retraining. A jury will consider numerous factors when determining how much compensation should be paid by the guilty party. California courts use a comparative fault law to determine compensation, which means that judge or jury will determine not only who is at fault but whether or not the guilty party was 100% to blame for the accident. If the plaintiff is partly to blame for the accident, then he or she will forfeit some compensation.
Navigating the California legal system is not easy, which is why hiring a good personal injury lawyer is a must. A good lawyer will be experienced, specialize solely in personal injury law and know how to gather evidence on a person’s behalf. A good lawyer will make sure that a person has sufficient evidence to show that the other party was at fault for the incident and will also represent the client in court or during settlement negotiations.
Naturally, a person will want to select a lawyer carefully, as it can make a big difference in how the case fares in court. It is a good idea to research the lawyer’s track record to see how many cases he or she has won. A person may even want to talk with several lawyers before choosing one; this is not hard to do as most personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation.
There are various types of accidents that can and do occur in the state of California. However, anyone who has been harmed by a third party or business entity should retain a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A good lawyer will help a person gather needed evidence for the case, provide proper representation in court and ensure that a California resident gets the compensation that he or she is legally entitled to. The injury lawyers at The May Firm will provide aggressive legal representation.
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