California Negligence Laws Explained

  • If you’ve recently been involved in an accident and think that someone other than yourself was to blame, you may be looking into California’s negligence laws.

    These laws can get complicated, but we’ve laid them out for you in a clear and easy-to-understand manner below.

     

    What Is Negligence?

    Negligence is the concept that everyone is responsible for his or her own actions. If through those actions (or inaction) someone else is harmed, then the law demands that the at-fault party make amends in the form of damages.

     

    What Are Damages?

    There are two main types of damages in a personal injury case: economic damages and non-economic damages.

    Economic damages are the monetary losses you’ve had to deal with as a result of someone else’s negligence—things like medical bills, lost income, and the cost of hiring a caregiver.

    Non-economic damages are the effects of your injury in your life. Did your injury cause you great pain? Are you suffering psychological harm because of your injuries? Because of California’s negligence laws, you can be compensated for that.

     

    Comparative Negligence

    California recognizes the concept of comparative negligence. That means multiple parties can share the blame for an accident.

    Applied to your personal injury claim, this concept means you can still sue if you hold some the blame, but your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault you’re found to hold.

     

    Get in Touch with Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP

    Have you been harmed in an accident? Do you believe someone else was to blame? The negligence laws in California allow you to seek damages for your losses. Filing an injury claim is difficult, though, and you may need help as you seek the compensation you deserve.

    The attorneys at Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP are ready to discuss your claim during a free evaluation. Check out our website for more information. You’ll find a contact form there, or you can reach us now at 1-844-404-2400.