A personal injury case is when the negligence of another causes you harm. Negligence occurs when someone violates their duty to use due care (i.e., failing to drive safely, obey traffic laws, etc). However, their negligence must be the cause of some harm to you. The harm has to be appreciable. If someone’s negligence causes you to get a tiny scrape on your arm, then you probably shouldn’t waste time pursuing anything. However, if the harm is appreciable (economic harm, non-economic, and/or both), then you should consult with an attorney.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,