What is Negligence in California?

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Through no fault of your own, you have sustained significant injuries, which all but require you to file a personal injury lawsuit. But before you do so, you should have a basic understanding of what California statute considers negligence. For more information, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Los Angeles, California slip and fall lawyer today. Some questions you may have include:

How does California law define negligence?

In the state of California, negligence is loosely defined as when a person fails to uphold their duty of care and another person is injured as a result. For example, if a property owner is legally obligated to ensure the sidewalk in front of their home is hazard-free for passersby but fails to do so and a pedestrian is hurt as a result, that pedestrian likely has valid grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against the property owner.

For another example, if someone is driving along and another motorist ignored their duty to stop at a stop sign, flew threw it, and T-boned another motorist, the person who ran the stop sign would be considered negligent, and, thereby at fault for the accident.

What compensation can I recover in a personal injury claim?

As long as you can prove that you were hurt as a direct result of another person’s negligence, you should receive compensation to help you cope with the damages you’ve sustained. These damages can include economic ones, such as the cost of medical bills or lost wages from being unable to return to work, as well as non-economic ones, such as pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

If you’ve been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence and you need help getting fairly compensated for your injuries, speak with a skilled Los Angeles, California personal injury lawyer today. Our firm is here to help you.

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