“The principle of tort law is based essentially on the moral bidding that members of a society should conduct themselves responsibly, so that others may not be put at risk. It recognizes that some accidents are unavoidable; however, to establish liability, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to show that the defendant’s actions (on non-action) resulted in the injury of another.
Some types of damages are more clear-cut, with dollar amounts easily calculated for medical bills and damage costs to property. Some costs, however, are more difficult to put a dollar amount on. Your personal injury attorney in Los Angeles should be able to put a value to your loss—physical and emotional—as a result of your injuries, consolidating the cost of medical bills and medications, pain and suffering, loss of income, as well as treatments you’ve had and expect to undergo due to the effects of your injuries.”