Accidents and slip and falls are events where a person unintentionally injures you. These are possibly the most common types of negligence actions.
Claims for car accidents may vary wildly in the ease of proving a person was negligent. Whether it is for a car, motorcycle, pedestrian, UBER/Lyft or truc accident, the elements of negligence are the same. To prove negligence, you need to show that person who injured you owed a duty, breached that duty, that their actions caused your injuries, and that you suffered damages.
A duty is essentially something you owe to another person to do or not do. For instance, a driver owes a duty to everyone else on the road to not run into them. Duty is generally a determination that a judge makes and not a jury. What is left to the jury is to decide the factual issues.
The next element is to show that person breached the duty they owed you. A duty is breached if the person failed to use reasonable care to prevent harm to you. For example, if someone is speeding and they hit you and injure you, they have breached their duty to you because it is unreasonable to drive faster than the speed limit. Your Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer at Bridge Law can help you understand your case, it's value and help you get medical treatment with NO out of pocket costs. The purpose of negligence law is to try and put you, as a victim, back to where you were before the event or compensate for any injuries. While we understand that no amount of money will right the wrong committed against you, we will try to help make the best out of a bad situation.
You can win damages for lost wages due to the accident, pain and suffering, loss of sexual relations, and bills you incurred as a result of the accident such as medical costs. The amount of damages will be fact specific and to determine whether it is worth it to bring the case to trial or settle will be a frank discussion we can have with you.