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General Injury Law in California

No one wants to deal with complex legal issues when an injury has already complicated their lives. But when an injury is caused by the careless or wrongful acts of another party, victims have certain rights to protect them from paying out-of-pocket for the often-extensive costs of medical treatment and other expenses. 

Negligent actions can cause a wide variety of accidents, including the following:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Injuries from defective products
  • Medical errors

A San Jose injury lawyer can guide victims through the California laws and processes for pursuing compensation and help ensure they do not pay for the mistakes of others.

Understanding California liability

The first step in a claim—whether you plan to file against an insurance company, settle with responsible parties out of court, or even take the case before a jury—is to prove negligence. By law, anyone accused of negligence must meet very specific requirements.  You must be able to prove that he or she owned you a duty, and breaching that duty caused you to suffer damages.

The next phase involves proving the degree of negligence for all parties involved in the accident. California comparative negligence law states that victims who share negligence for an accident can only recover damages based on the degree to which the other parties are negligent. But California joint and several liability rules make everyone responsible for an injury—regardless of degree of responsibility—liable for all economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are split between those who caused the injuries based on the degree of fault.

Clearly, California liability law is complex. It takes the experience of local San Jose injury attorneys to apply the laws appropriately so that your rights to compensation are well protected.

Contact an experienced injury lawyer in San Jose for a free consultation

An experienced attorney is critical in ensuring your rights are protected when you have been injured because of negligent or wrongful actions of others. To find out how we can help you, contact the injury lawyers at Bostwick & Janoff in San Jose today at 888-286-9656 for a free consultation.

Bostwick & Janoff
111 West Saint John Street #1040
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 286-2300

No one wants to deal with complex legal issues when an injury has already complicated their lives.  But when an injury is caused by the careless or wrongful acts of another party, victims have certain rights to protect them from paying out-of-pocket for the often-extensive costs of medical treatment and other expenses.

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