Adults have the experience and capacity to appreciate the potential harm resulting from their actions, and if they choose to intentionally harm someone or put someone at risk with their actions they should be held accountable for that behavior. What happens, however, when your injury is caused by a minor? Many people are uncertain if they can sue in these situations, as well as who can be held liable for the minor’s behavior. Read on to learn about your options in these situations.
Can a Minor Ever be Held Accountable for Causing an Injury?
From a young age, most of us are told that we need to take responsibility for our actions. While this is generally a good character trait to have, you shouldn’t let it prevent you from holding others accountable with their actions cause you harm. It is a common misconception that, if you somehow contributed to an injury you suffered at the hands of someone else, that you cannot legally hold them accountable. You can hold them accountable, and you deserve compensation for your injuries.
How Are Damages Allocated Under the Law When Multiple Parties Are at Fault?
You may have seen or heard California personal injury lawyers use the word “negligent” to describe someone’s actions or the circumstances of claim. What is negligence, exactly, and when can you sue for it?
What is Negligence?
When California lawyers use the word negligence, they are describing the intent behind conduct that gave rise to an injury. Under California law, people can act with different kinds of intent when they cause personal injury to others. A person can act purposefully,
We live in a digital, interconnected world where privacy increasingly feels like a relic of a bygone era. However, privacy laws exist for a reason, and even though social media platforms may have changed the way we see share our information, the law still requires other people to respect your personal boundaries. When your privacy is invaded and personal information about you is disclosed, you do not have to suffer in silence. You have legal options which allow you to seek the justice you deserve.
What Are Some Examples of Invasion of Privacy?
When most people think of personal injury, they think of a physical injury. An intentional injury to your reputation is also a personal injury, however, even if it does not result in physical harm to your person. If you have been defamed, you have the option of seeking damages against the party who harmed you.
What is Defamation?
Defamation occurs when someone makes false statements about your reputation that result in damage to your reputation. Under California law, defamation can take the form of libel or slander.
If a California business competitor intentionally tarnishes your professional reputation, or if they do something that interferes with a business contract you have, is that a personal injury? You might be surprised to learn that in many situations it is! While most people think that personal injury claims need to involve physical harm, that is not always the case. Read on to learn more about how you can sue for personal injury to your California business opportunities.
Intentional Interference With a Contract and Inducing Breach of Contract
California law punishes unfair business practice known as “Intentional Interference With a Contract” and “Inducing Breach of Conduct.” The two are closely related,