Christa R. Haggai, Attorney-at-Law
This article is a little wonky. However it is a good read on why Tort Reform is a bad idea - with evidence and citations! Please remember to vote yes on Propositions 45 and 46 next week! #Prop46 #YesOn46 #YesOn45 #MICRA #TortReform
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Even our Governor who signed MICRA into law in 1975 realized the injustice of it! Please vote YES on Prop. 46 in November! Patient Safety Act on November ballot
“Saddest of all, MICRA has revealed itself to have an arbitrary and cruel effect upon the victims of malpractice. It has not lowered health care costs, only enriched insurers and placed negligent or incompetent physicians outside the reach of judicial accountability. For these reasons, MICRA cannot and should not be a model for national legislation.” - Jerry Brown 1993 #YesOn46
If you have had the misfortune of suffering an injury due to somebody else’s fault or carelessness, it is crucial that you find an attorney in Los Angeles who is experienced in personal injury law to maximize the possibility of getting the compensation you need. For many types of accidents, such as a slip and fall injury, it can be very difficult to place the blame where it is due, so you need a skilled lawyer in Los Angeles who has the expertise to counter all the wiles of the opposing side. At the Haggai Law Firm, we focus on personal injury law and understand the difficult situations that arise for the victims and their family. We take pride in the relationships we’ve established with each client and know that the personal approach we take with each client is one of the main reasons we have such a high success rate.
A slip and fall accident – including trip and fall – can happen in all sorts of ways
Being injured in a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles can be particularly distressing because it is unexpected and can be embarrassing if other people are around. You may prefer to forget about it, or you may not realize the extent of your injuries till much later. However, it is essential that you act as quickly as possible in order to ensure you collect essential evidence, such as photographs, plus the names of witnesses. In California, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit (statute of limitations), and this countdown starts from the day you fall.
These are the main stages in a personal injury lawsuit in California.
One of the difficulties in pursuing a claim for a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles is that it comes under Premises Liability law, which can often favor the owner of the property. In order to prove that the owners were legally liable for your accident under Premises Liability, you have to prove that:
The third scenario is the most common, but the hardest to prove under Premises Liability, because it is so difficult to define the word reasonable.
Christa R. Haggai