California Negligence Cases
Personal injury cases typically involve a question of negligence, which is a legal concept that means that someone failed to use reasonable care in a particular situation. Specifically, it means that a person or an organization (such as a business, the government, a school or a non-profit) either did something to cause an accident or injury or did not do what it should have done to prevent an accident or an injury. Negligence can arise in many different situations, including:
- When a store fails to clean up a spill, resulting in a slip and fall injury;
- When a manufacturer poorly designs a product that causes injuries;
- When a person texts and drives, leading to a car accident; or
- When a trucking company sets unreasonable goals for its drivers, resulting in a collision.
If a person or an entity’s negligence led to an injury or to a death, that person or entity may be responsible for any of the damages that they caused. If a plaintiff in a personal injury case can demonstrate that another person’s negligence caused their injuries, then that person or entity will likely be held financially liable for the injured party’s losses.
Negligence cases are very fact-specific, which it is why it is so important to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. In Fresno and the surrounding areas, the Winter Law Group offers highly personalized and skilled legal representation for anyone who has been hurt by the negligence of another person. We will closely evaluate the facts of your case, analyzing all possible avenues of recovery, and will keep you informed throughout the process of the status of your case. Whenever possible, we will negotiate a favorable settlement with an insurance company or the responsible party. If necessary, we will aggressively litigate your case to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your losses.