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Best Pasadena (and all Los Angeles locales) personal injury, accident attorney and negligence law firm. Strategic. Responsive. Responsible. Call us now for a free 30-minute consultation. Rodriguez Law Group is here to defend and pursue your legal rights when you’re injured. Our expert and very experienced lawyers handle all of your personal injury needs with consummate skill and authentic compassion. Our law services include slip and fall accidents, car accidents, other accidents involving negligence, and wrongful death.
Personal injury law in California (CA) covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It includes wrongful death, or situations where an injury proves fatal. Tort law, which you may have heard of, is another term for personal injury. Usually, a personal injury case begins when the injured person, known as the plaintiff, sues a person or business, known as the defendant. A personal injury lawsuit claims that the defendant caused the plaintiff’s injury and demands compensation, usually in the form of a money payment known as “damages.”
Although personal injury law covers any kind of case where a person is injured, some kinds of personal injury cases are more common than others. This law field focuses on the injuries caused to individual people. Although property damage may be involved, such as when a car accident damages a car as well as injuring its driver, personal injury law addresses the injured people first and the damaged property second.
Negligence is the cause for most personal injury cases. The definition of negligence is when the defendant fails to meet her legal duty of care and the plaintiff is injured as a result. Most personal injury cases do not go all the way to trial. Instead, they are resolved in mediation or arbitration, where the plaintiff and defendant work out the issue and decide on a settlement, or an amount the defendant will pay in damages to help compensate the plaintiff. Those personal injury cases that do go to trial may be heard by a jury or by the judge sitting alone. The jury or judge listens to both sides of the case and decides whether and how much each party is liable. The jury or judge also calculates the damages, or the amount of money a plaintiff should receive from each defendant for his injury. In Los Angeles (LA). Burbank. Pasadena. Orange. Ventura county. Riverside. Glendale. All California. CA. Free 30-minute consultation. Call us today.