Williams & Javellana, LLP
Chico Negligence Lawyer
There are many underlying reasons for which an individual may become injured. In some cases, it may be due to the negligence of an individual or a group of people, either in a personal setting or in a commercial setting. When such negligence results in you being injured, you may have what is necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit. In California, such a lawsuit that arises due to negligence can allow you to recover damages as well as to compensate for anything from pain and suffering to medical expenses. If you are involved in such a situation, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. We can assist you in your situation and work in your corner, to ensure that you have a positive outcome.
In some cases, the negligence that is involved in the injury may be cut and dry. It could be entirely the fault of one individual but in many cases, that is not true. There may be some fault on the part of the injured as well. Any time this type of situation arises, where there is the possibility of fault being shared among the people involved in the personal injury lawsuit, California’s comparative negligence standard is going to be considered. What is the comparative negligence standard in the state of California and how can affect your personal injury case?
The legal standard that is known as comparative negligence is in place to assist with cases in which both parties involved in any legal action are at least partially at fault. You should understand, just because you may be partially at fault does not mean that you are unable to receive damages as a result of the personal injury. It is just something that needs to be considered by the courts to determine the amount of compensation that you are able to receive.
It should also be noted that the standards for comparative negligence may differ, in some cases, from one jurisdiction to another. That is why it is important for you to hire a personal injury lawyer in the area in which the issue occurred. In the Chico, CA area, you can count on the services of Williams & Javellana, LLP to ensure that you get the legal advice and backing that is necessary in such a case.
Although there are some differences from one jurisdiction to another, there are also some common aspects of comparative negligence which will be the same across the board. One of those aspects is the fact that the court is going to have to deliberate to determine what percentage of fault is going to be assigned to each party that is involved in the lawsuit. After determining the percentage of fault, an equivalent percentage is going to be reduced from the damages.
By contacting Williams & Javellana, LLP, you will have an attorney that can aggressively pursue your case. We will review the information associated with your personal injury case, including how comparative negligence may affect the outcome.
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California June 20, 2015