|By PR Newswire||
|September 26, 2012 08:09 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameron Brock, leading personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, believes that after an accident, you deserve someone in your corner. He thinks you should pursue justice even if the defendant in your case says you share some of the fault, and the State of California agrees with him. As a Law Firm with a 97% success rate, and a no-win-no-pay plan for every case, calling The Law Offices of Burg & Brock when you may share some fault is the smartest thing you can do.
An interesting legal precedent was set in Maryland that caused personal injury law to be a little tougher on victims than it is here in California for over 150 years. The idea of "contributory negligence" was first applied to a Maryland case in 1847 when a plaintiff fell into an opening near the defendant's cellar window. The plaintiff's leg was broken in the fall, and a lawsuit ensued. However, the defendant successfully argued that the plaintiff could have used "reasonable care" to avoid the accident. Thus whatever construction or maintenance issue was primarily to blame, the plaintiff's own contribution of negligence made it impossible to win damages. Today, the position of the Maryland Supreme Court seems to be softening on this issue.
A leading personal injury lawyer Cameron Brock is aware that defendants will often claim that partial fault on the part of a plaintiff makes them somehow immune to paying a settlement. They may even suggest that the law is on their side, as though the Maryland law applies. Particularly large organizations might be eager to point out the ways in which your case is unwinnable because their huge team of lawyers will inevitably defeat your case on the grounds that some of the fault is yours, but when you have Cameron Brock the finest personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles you won't have to feel intimidated.
If this case sounds anything like yours, fear not. A different legal precedent ensures that you're much more protected in the Golden State. In a 1975 case called Li vs. Yellow Cab Co., a car accident for which defendant and plaintiff shared unequal portions of fault would have, according to 1975 law, prevented the plaintiff from receiving damages. Fortunately, the California Supreme Court ruled that the old law was out of touch, and that something called "comparative" negligence came into play. The plaintiff was, apparently, able to "recover," or get some form of payment.
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