In a recent interview, Dan Gilleon of the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego notes that his firm has strong similarities to the Better Business Bureau or BBB. As he says, both the BBB and Gilleon Law Firm, APC have a strong history of “going after the bad guys and standing up for the little guys.”
“If the BBB finds a bad company, they go after them and discipline them,” says Gilleon. “On the other hand, if you are a good business and treat your customers well, you’re going to get an A+ rating. Just like that, we stand up for the little people and go after the bad guys who try to hurt them.”
Dan Gilleon is a personal injury attorney. This means that he has focused his practice on protecting the rights of those who are injured and seeking compensation for these victims. For someone who suffers a physical or emotional injury due to the bad behavior of another party, a personal injury lawsuit may be the only way to get justice.
Sometimes, people who are injured in an accident or whose rights are violated by another person have the satisfaction of seeing the guilty party prosecuted in criminal court. However, even if the person is convicted, that still does not compensate the victim for expenses related to the injury. In many cases, those who behave badly escape criminal prosecution through technicalities or simply due to the fact that the police and district attorney do not have a case that is strong enough to win. Criminal court requires a very high standard of proof, and many people who have committed terrible acts walk away without punishment simply because the evidence is not strong enough to obtain a conviction.
However, in civil court, the standard of proof is different. In order to prove that someone has been negligent, the victim must show the court that negligence was involved according to a preponderance of the evidence. This means that if the jury is more than 50 percent sure that the defendant was negligent, a finding can be made in favor of the victim. This different standard of proof means that it is much easier for a personal injury attorney to win a case, in some instances, than a criminal prosecutor.
If you have been injured, do not allow the person who hurt you to walk away. Hold that person accountable by contacting Dan Gilleon in San Diego to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit.