The only way to know whether you have a personal injury claim is to consult an experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyer. Generally, you may have a personal injury claim if you suffered a traumatic injury because of someone else’s negligence.
There are certain elements common to personal injury claims, such as:
- The responsible party owed you a certain duty of care, such as the duty of care a doctor owes a patient.
- The responsible party failed to exercise care in fulfilling a duty owed to you. For example, the property owner of your apartment may fail to keep the premises reasonably safe, which may lead to a slip and fall injury.
- You have a demonstrable injury, whether physical, monetary or psychological.
- The injury is a direct result of the other person’s negligence and failure to fulfill the duty of care owed to you.
Corporations, individuals, government agencies and product manufacturers are just some of the parties whose negligence can lead to a personal injury.
To file a personal injury claim, you must show you have suffered losses that can be compensated. Compensable damages are typically awarded for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, diminished earning capacity and other consequences of your injury.
If you want to know if you have a claim, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a consultation with an experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyer.