What Does Negligence Mean? Negligence is a word used widely in the legal community, but what does it mean? Negligence is the failure to conduct oneself with the level of care owed to others as a reasonable prudent person would have conducted themself if they were under similar circumstances. For example: If someone decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle knowing that they are intoxicated and then someone gets killed because they drove while under the influence this would be considered negligence. A reasonable person would not get behind the wheel of a vehicle especially while under the [...]
WHAT EVIDENCE IS NEEDED TO PROVE A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY? It can be beneficial to submit the following into evidence to prove a head and brain injury: Accident report Scene photographs Ambulance/EMT records and interviews ER records Medical records Prior medical records Educational records Employment records Drug use history, long term prescription abuse (with brain injuries all the psychiatric evidence will be considered relevant such as arrest and conviction records, employment records) Before vs. after evidence (must show the difference between before the injury and after the injury) Accident witnesses Collateral witnesses Corroborative medical records PROVING DAMAGES IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN [...]
If you have been injured in an accident and believe you have a personal injury claim, you probably have many questions. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney so you get the information you need. We offer a free initial consultation so you can learn about the law and we can obtain the facts that will affect the outcome of your case. We will provide you the steps you can take to succeed on your claim. Here are 3 things you should know about personal injury claims in West Hollywood: What damages are recoverable from a personal [...]
There is no exact standard for measuring pain and suffering damages. How are pain and suffering damages calculated? The only rule is that the amount should be fair and just in the light of the evidence. There simply is no exact standard for measuring non-economic damages. Therefore, it is up to the attorney to present evidence at trial of the pain and suffering damages in a way that the jury can understand and award compensation accordingly.