If you or your spouse or child have been involved in a California motor vehicle accident, you may encounter numerous challenges during recovery. Such an incident may require you to take time off work. Insurance-related issues may also arise, which intensify stress. If someone in your family has suffered a catastrophic injury, then not only the quality of life in your immediate and perhaps long-term future may be greatly impeded.
The most common types of catastrophic injury include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and severe burns or bone fractures. If these injuries are the result of a collision that was caused by another person’s negligence or reckless driving, state law provides for the right to file a personal injury claim in civil court. This is a way to seek justice and hold accountable the person whose negligence caused catastrophic injury to you or your loved one.
Proving a catastrophic injury case in court can be difficult
In a catastrophic injury case, the claimant has three main tasks. One is to show the court that the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff. Next, it’s necessary to prove the defendant, through negligent or reckless conduct, failed in this duty. Finally, it’s important to document that the negligent or reckless conduct was the proximate cause of the injuries suffered.
Never hesitate to reach out for additional support
When lives are devastated due to catastrophic injury that has resulted from a California motor vehicle collision, emotions run high, especially in court. The good news, however, is that you do not have to handle litigation on your own. At Duncan Law Firm, you may enlist the support of an experienced legal team who will go to bat on your behalf to seek financial recovery for the losses you have endured because of another party’s negligence. To begin building a case, you can request a meeting by using the contact form located on our website.