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WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY LAW?
Personal injury law is a category of civil law that focuses on providing compensation to victims of accidents or social wrongs. The victim who brings forth the lawsuit is referred to as the “plaintiff” and the individual or entity against whom the lawsuit is being brought is referred to as the “defendant.” Wrongful death suits are brought against the defendant by a survivor of the victim, who allegedly died due to the accident in question. Personal injury encompasses a variety of factors and topics. If you or a loved one has been injured in anyway, it’s best to contact a Vallejo personal injury lawyer to explain what the best course of action is.

Sometimes there are multiple people responsible for the accident in which the plaintiff was injured. The plaintiff may be able to bring lawsuits against all of them or one defendant may allege that another person or group was responsible and will bring that party into the lawsuit as a cross-defendant.

Since the plaintiff is bringing the action against the defendant, the plaintiff holds the burden of proving their case. The burden of proof for personal injury cases is generally much lower than that for criminal cases even when all other aspects remain the same. This is because civil liability is generally considered less blameworthy and the penalties in civil cases are much less severe than those in criminal cases. Civil personal injury cases are just looking to get monetary compensation out of the defendant, not to bring punishment against the party in the form of jail or other penalties. If you have been injured, speak to a Vallejo personal injury lawyer to learn what compensation you may be qualified for.

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Common Cases of Personal Injury
There are many ways in which a person may be involved in an accident that leads to an injury. Some of the more common causes of accidents that lead to personal injury cases include:

  • Vehicle accidents – The injuries resulting from car collisions can be very severe, even life altering. The combining factors of having clear-cut rules of the road, the frequency with which all of us drive, and the severe property damage and injury that occurs when cars collide, as they do all too often, makes car collisions the most common source of personal injury cases in the United States.
  • Medical malpractice – This occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional executes a medical procedure incompetently or without reasonable skill or care, resulting in an injury to the patient. These cases are often some of the most complex personal injury suits.
  • Slip and falls – Property owners have a legal duty to keep the property reasonably safe and free of hazards. If you are injured as a result of negligence of this duty, there may be a case for personal injury on the basis of premises liability. Specific instances may include liquid spills, faulty stairways, improper lighting, etc.

An experienced Vallejo personal injury lawyer should be able to help you get compensation regardless of the cause. Call a skilled attorney who can help with your legal case.

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What is Negligence?
Personal injury cases may be due to almost any situation and are typically due to negligence or reckless conduct rather than something intentional. In most states, proving negligence includes showing evidence that:

  • The defendant had a responsibility to act with care
  • The defendant did not fulfill this responsibility
  • The plaintiff sustained injury
  • The injury sustained by the plaintiff occurred in the incident in question
  • Because the defendant did not act with the care he or she was responsible for the injury sustained by the victim

A defendant’s responsibility to act with care depends on the state and the relationship of the defendant to the victim. In general, all individuals have a duty to behave reasonably in a manner that limits the likelihood of injury befalling other individuals. Some examples of this general rule include:

  • Individuals who have been drinking should not get behind the wheel.
  • Individuals should not drive at extreme speeds.
  • Individuals should not allow slick materials to pool in public areas for which they are responsible (such as at an apartment complex).
  • Individuals should not allow a staircase to have a loose board in a public area for which they are responsible (such as in a store).
  • Doctors should order the appropriate tests and refer patients to the appropriate specialist.

A plaintiff must prove all aspects of negligence in order to have a successful case against the defendant. Otherwise, the case may be dismissed or the defendant will not be required to pay compensation. One reason it may be difficult to show that a party is responsible for your injuries is if there are many other factors that contribute to the accident between the defendant’s actions (or lack thereof) and the occurrence of injury. The defendant’s breach of duty must be reasonably connected to the incident of injury for the personal injury case to be strong.

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FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
In most successful personal injury cases, a plaintiff may seek damages including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Household help
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Job training

CONTACT VALLEJO INJURY ATTORNEY FOR HELP

CALL (707) 422-1202 FOR FREE CONSULTATION
It’s important to contact an experienced and passionate Vallejo personal injury lawyer as soon as possible regarding your case. Many firms will assess a case at no charge and different states have different statutes of limitations in which the right to take legal action expires after a certain amount of time has passed since the incident. Be sure to contact someone right away to understand if you have a case and to start working on building evidence as soon as possible.

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    This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

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    Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

  • JACQUELINE R.
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    “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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