Understanding Auto Accident Injury Compensation And What You Can Recover In California

Today's world is much different than it was 50 years ago — particularly when it comes to driving. We all live in a much more fast-paced world with higher speed limits, and today's technological advances allow us to multitask by checking email, texting, navigating GPS instruments and more.

But this shifts our focus from what's most important — the road and the safety of our fellow drivers.

What Types Of Damages Can You Recover?

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., we have helped many people involved in different types of motor vehicle accidents including car, truck, SUV, bus, bicycle, pedestrian accidents and more. Since 1992, we have recovered different types of compensation for injuries caused by the unnecessary, negligent acts of others.

Whether the injuries occurred because of a speeding driver on a highway, drunk driver or districted driver, many people are often able to recover:

Medical Costs

One of the most cumbersome costs of a motor vehicle accident is medical bills. A hospital stay or visit to the emergency room, chiropractor or physical therapist is common. You may be able to recover past, present and anticipated future medical expenses as a result of your injury.

Pain And Suffering

While most people think of physical pain following a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation for mental and emotional distress. Fear, anxiety, shock and PTSD are common for victims of auto accidents.

Loss Of Earnings/Earning Capacity

Many people are no longer able to work because of their injuries. You could recover damages for wages that you would have earned if not for the accident. You could also recover compensation for future earning capacity if your injuries no longer allow you to earn the same salary before the incident.

Loss Of Consortium

Those who lose loved ones in a tragic accident lose companionship. If your spouse or domestic partner was killed in a car accident, you may be able to recover damages for the loss of benefits of your marriage or domestic partnership.

Property Damage

Vehicle damage may be among the potential damages available to you. If your vehicle was damaged in the collision, you may be able to recover the value of the property.

Call 415-513-4824 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you.