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Motor Vehicle Collisions

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.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION LAWYERS

UNDERSTANDING MOTOR VEHICLE 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 safety – our safety and the safety of those with whom we share the road.  This means fellow drivers, skateboarders, bicyclists, scooter riders, trucks, busses, trolleys, cable cars and much more.

Operating a motor vehicle carries with it a big responsibility. Ignoring that responsibility for even a second, can cause serious injury or death. Any vehicle, depending upon its speed, weight and how the collision occurs can do great harm. When you are the victim, you need a lawyer. We are here to help.

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, boat, helicopter, airplane, train and more. Since 1992, we have recovered damages in all of the different genres of compensable damages for injuries caused by others that were negligently, intentionally or recklessly caused.

Regardless of whether the injuries occurred because of a speeding driver on a highway, drunk driver or distracted driver, or by some other event or product, many people are often able to recover:

  • MEDICAL COSTSIt is not unusual for motor vehicle accidents to necessitate medical treatment and medical bills. A hospital stay or a visit to the emergency room, chiropractor or physical therapist is common. Many of our clients spend days, weeks or months in the hospital or otherwise requiring medical care. Even if you are insured, you may be able to recover past, present and anticipated future medical expenses as a result of your injury. Be aware that if you are insured and someone else is responsible for your injury, often your insurer will place a lien or request for reimbursement on your recovery. We will negotiate that lien in an effort to maximize your recovery.
  • PAIN AND SUFFERINGPain and suffering is shorthand for the myriad of emotional injuries associated with physical injuries or impairment. While most people think of physical pain following a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation for mental and emotional distress. Disfigurement, humiliation, fear, anxiety, shock and PTSD are all common and compensable for victims of auto accidents.
  • LOSS OF EARNINGS/EARNING CAPACITYMany 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 loss if your injuries no longer allow you to earn the same salary you earned before the incident.
  • LOSS OF CONSORTIUMThis is an element of damage for a husband, wife or domestic partner of an injured person when the injured person’s injuries interfere with their relationship. It may be that the injured person is no longer able to provide the comfort, care, moral support, love or affection they provided before. It may be that the injured person can no longer engage in sexual activities.
If you’d like to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., call our firm today or use our online contact form. We can schedule a consultation to see how we might be able to help you.

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secure a successful outcome.

Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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