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When is a Civil Lawsuit Appropriate for Financial Compensation?

When is a Civil Lawsuit Appropriate for Financial Compensation?Financial compensation rewarded in a civil lawsuit is typically considered “civil damages,” or monetary compensation that is awarded when someone suffers a loss due to negligence or wrongful actions of someone else. If the person filing the case do so within the appropriate amount of time, they may receive compensation. 

Attorneys at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm provides professional legal advice and services to clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding locations.

Do I Have a Case?

You may be able to sue someone in civil court when their negligent or illegal actions have caused you injury or damages. Your case must be solely the other person’s fault. You cannot sue if a third party or another factor may have contributed to the fault. Common cases include:

  • Workplace injuries, such as a fall or trip
  • Car crashes, typically head-on or semi-collisions
  • Defective consumer or healthcare products
  • Dog attacks
  • Abuse in healthcare, such as nursing homes

What Compensation May I Be Entitled To?

In a successful civil litigation case, you may be entitled to reimbursement of any expenses related to your loss, as well as recovery for pain and suffering, wrongful death, punitive damages, and more.

How Can I Help My Case?

To help your case, you should:

  • See a healthcare professional immediately after the event, have an examination and documentation during your visit
  • Get legal counsel
  • Do not talk to the party at fault, especially without your attorney
  • Write down everything you remember about the event
  • Keep a ledger of all expenses and losses you incur from the event

Entrust Your Case to an Experienced Lawyer

Attorneys at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm provides professional legal advice and services to clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding locations.

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SBEMP LLP is a full service law firm with attorney offices in Palm Springs (Palm Desert, Inland Empire, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells), CA; Indian Wells, CA; Costa Mesa (Orange County), CA; San Diego, CA; New Jersey, NJ; and New York, NY.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed by reading it. This blog post may be considered ATTORNEY ADVERTISING in some states. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Additional facts or future developments may affect subjects contained within this blog post. Before acting or relying upon any information within this newsletter, seek the advice of an attorney.

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