LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS TASKED WITH ASSIGNING FAULT & SECURING MEANINGFUL COMPENSATION
The biggest hurdle that an attorney must overcome in a personal injury action is the assignment of fault. Successful personal injury lawsuits clearly show the fault for the injury was not caused by the client but by the negligent act of the responsible party. There is a pivotal point of common sense that the law looks at regarding fault. It is a concept called “duty of care” and means was there reasonable duty of care on behalf of the defendant, or did the plaintiff act carelessly, thus causing his own injury. For example, if a person ignores the directions on medication taking more than advised, and is subsequently injured, there may not be a strong case for personal injury due to the careless disregard of the directions. Of course, if the directions are inadequate to make an informed decision on dosage, there will be a case for personal injury. The law is simple yet can become very complex when both sides are trying to assign fault. Los Angeles personal injury attorneys Yedidsion Law Group have decades of combined experience handling the attempts of insurance company attorneys to shift the blame on the injured party.
When it is obvious that shifting the blame will not work, corporate insurance attorneys will quickly offer a tantalizing yet small settlement to try to limit their client’s financial exposure. We highly recommend that anyone in that position obtain at least two independent legal opinions on the validity of any offer. Usually the offer is a good indication that the lawsuit against the negligent party is very strong.
Once fault has been established, the next step is to clearly identify all of the damage the negligence has created. This can cover such things as loss of enjoyment of life, mental and emotional pain, loss of self-esteem and other losses that are not tangible.
One of the specialties of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Yedidsion Law Group is assigning monetary value to the negligent act and the injury that resulted. We have a full team of legal professionals who have a broad range of specialized knowledge. Our skill in itemizing current and future income needs often results in a meaningful settlement offer from opposing counsel who are charged with lessening their client’s financial exposure. Using our team approach, we systematically prepare our cases, assembling witnesses, medical reports, expert witnesses and any other documentation necessary to clearly state our case.
Our firm specializes in helping victims of car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, sexual abuse, sexual assault, school bullying, church and clergy abuse, and more.