You were recently in an accident and got hurt in California. Now, you’re wondering if it would qualify as a personal injury so that you can pursue legal action.
Here’s some more information on the definition of a personal injury in the state of California.
What’s a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a civil case that involves a plaintiff alleging that the defendant caused them harm by injuring them. They will say that the defendant acted in a negligent way, and their negligence caused the plaintiff to become injured. Some examples of personal injury cases include car accidents where someone is hurt or slip and fall accidents. To prove negligence in a car accident case, for example, a plaintiff may show that the other driver was speeding, talking on their phone, or drunk driving, and this caused the accident and the subsequent injury.
Tips for Proving Negligence
To prove negligence in a personal injury case, you should take a few crucial steps as soon as the accident and injury occur. This includes taking photographs of the scene of the accident and your visible injuries — as well the other driver’s car if you were involved in an auto accident — collecting witness statements, and getting a police record written up. Also, collect the other driver’s insurance information. Go to the hospital right away for a full check-up, including X-rays, and call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contacting Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, then contact the personal injury attorneys Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.