Important Information About California Car Accident Cases

Important Information About California Car Accident Cases

In a personal injury, car accident, elder abuse, child injury or wrongful death case in California the person who was injured (the plaintiff) is responsible for proving that the negligence of another person caused the injury to occur. 

There is also something called "comparative negligence." This means that your recovery will be reduced by the amount of fault that lies with you. An attorney can help you negotiate this strict California comparative negligence policy. 

Oftentimes, expert testimony is necessary to prove parts of your claim. Expert testimony is usually needed to prove the extent of your physical injury and how those injuries are related to your medical bills. Even more importantly, the expert will explain how both the injuries and medical bills are due to the defendant's negligence. Expert testimony is also used to prove how your injuries may affect your life or your ability to work.