Do You Believe That Your Injury was Caused by Someone Else?
If you believe that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or that the death of your loved one resulted from another’s actions, it is very important to consult with a personal injury attorney. Proving legal fault involves applying certain standards to the evidence. In order to strengthen your claim, it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible so that the important evidence can be gathered and preserved.
Insurance companies will always if they can deny legal fault. In California, legal fault must be proven in order to make a claim for personal injuries. Because California a comparative fault jurisdiction, there can even be some fault on your part and you would still have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. There can also be multiple parties that are at fault. For example, in a multi-vehicle collision, one person may have started the crash but, other people may have overreacted and contributed to the collision.
Establishing who is at fault and at what percentage is the job of a quality personal injury attorney. They have investigators that interview witnesses, take photos and videos of the accident scene and obtain evidence in many other ways. This can be the difference between your claim being denied outright or accepted and it can also cause the value of your claim to go way up from what it would be if you were to try to present your own claim without a lawyer with years of experience.