From January 1, 2017, the New California Personal Injury Law will come into effect.
It has been pursued by Governor Jerry Brown signing AB 2159 into the law.
The following norms will govern the new law:-
- Technically, this law witness adding language to the California Evidence Code and, most specifically, section 351.2.
- The law guarantees that the plaintiffs in California personal injury lawsuits will be in the position to avail equal treatments.
- Hence, the cases will no longer guide by the immigration status of any person.
- So, any immigration status will be irrelevant when an attempt makes to quantify damages that inundate.
- Hopes behind the new law will end the fear that people live with after being injured due to the negligent actions of others.
- Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego sponsored the bill.
- The bill’s co-sponsors have included the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Consumer Attorneys of California.
What led to the new law?
- Rodriguez vs. Kline took place back in 1986.
- Owing to injury plaintiff filed a California personal injury lawsuit against the defendant.
- The part of the plaintiff’s damage was aspiring to recover inculcated the loss of future wages.
- However, the court held it.
- The acumen given was that future wages would consider for an individual by the United States and not any other country of origin.
- This decision marred many more cases.