Talk to an experienced lawyer who will let you know if you have a case worth pursuing. In short, imagine if someone was telling you the same story while you were sitting on a jury. Would you feel compelled to provide them with compensation or would you simply say, “So what?” I got a call from a client who bumped his head on a door at McDonalds. I asked him if he had any significant injury. He said he only got a slight bump on the head. He wanted to know if he had a case. I told him to imagine a whole bunch of resentful jurors (who’d rather be doing anything other than jury duty) sitting for a week in trial for him to tell them about his little bump on the head. I asked him, “Now do you think they’d want to give you anything for that?” He said, “Probably not.” I replied, “Then that is your answer.” Some people think they have a case simply because something “happened.” That alone does not mean you have a case.
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by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,