WHEN YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN INJURED BY MEDICAL NEGLECT
While this area of the law generally needs little explanation, the complications of any accident can be overwhelming for those without the necessary litigation and trial experience. Every person in Orange County, or anywhere else in California for that matter, who is behind the wheel must use reasonable care in operating their vehicle. Drivers must keep a lookout for pedestrians, bicycles, obstacles, and other vehicles in order to avoid accidents. They must also reasonably control the speed and movement of their cars, trucks, and motorcycles on the road. The failure to use reasonable care while operating a vehicle is negligence.
Once injured in a serious auto collision, it is likely that you are going to need a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you receive the maximum recovery, whether it is by way of settlement, arbitration or trial. You only get one chance to obtain justice for the injuries and damages you sustain so it is important to choose your attorney carefully. If you are in need of expert help with your case, please call us at 714-919-4415. Attorney Paul Ralph will personally meet with you, and your initial consultation is complimentary.
THE MEDICAL INJURY COMPENSATION REFORM ACT
Cases of medical neglect here in California are governed by the rules of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) which has been the law in this State for more than 35 years. In general, MICRA sets certain limitations on the nature and amount of damages that can be recovered from a health care provider. For example, general damages (those awarded for pain and suffering) are limited to $250,000.00. Under the MICRA legislation, the statute of limitations for bringing a medical malpractice case is greatly reduced when compared to other personal injury lawsuits.