By Logan Quirk
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
There are questions that everyone has involving personal injury accidents, but few actually ask them until it is too late. It is always a good idea to know a little something about personal injury accidents and the lawsuit process before you are in the midst of it. Below are a few answers that may help you down the road.
Q: If I am in a car accident, do I need to document anything, or should I just rely on the police report?
A: Yes, you do need to document the accident, even if there are witnesses. Memories can fade over time, and if ten people witness the same even, you are likely to get ten different versions of what happened. If you have a phone or camera and are able to take pictures, do so. Also, be sure to get the names and contact information of witnesses.
Q: I was in a car accident in Los Angeles, and I think we’re both at fault. However, I was injured. Can I sue the other driver?
California has comparative fault which reduces your recovery by your at fault percentage. For example, if you are found to be 25% at fault, your damages will be 25% less than they would have been if you were 0% at fault. This can quickly become complicated, so be sure to speak with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney before deciding your percentage of fault on your own.
Q: I was bitten by a dog. Can I sue?
A: Yes, you can. California follows “strictly liable” rules when it comes to dog bites. This means that in many instances, the owner may be strictly liable, but in other instance the negligence standard will apply. If you have questions, we have information. If you want to speak to me, please do so.