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San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer

San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer

In general, being injured because of someone else’s negligence is an extremely difficult experience. Fully recovering from such an injury can be a lengthy, painful process that can also be expensive. In fact, following the path toward regaining your health is likely to be more than enough for you to deal with post-accident, and you may not be ready to face the stress of a legal claim. Allow an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer to advocate on your behalf for the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and other losses. 

Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents

Personal injury law addresses injuries sustained in accidents that are caused by other people’s negligence. While there are many kinds of accidents under the personal injury umbrella, there are some types of accidents to which personal injury law more commonly applies. These include every manner of transportation accident – car, truck, bus, trolley, cable car, bike, motorcycle, scooter and pedestrian – crossing and slip and fall accidents that occur in public stores and restaurants, at schools, in parks, and in private residences. 

Damages Suffered

Every personal injury case is unique with its own set of facts and circumstances, but there are several damage categories that generally apply, including:

  • Property damage to your vehicle if you have been involved in a traffic accident
  • Physical injury
  • Medical expenses related to your physical injuries in the present and related to your ongoing health needs and projected into the future
  • Loss of wages and hours on the job and serious injuries can lead to a diminished earning capacity, to an altered career trajectory, and even to a permanent inability to work if the injury is catastrophic
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering, which can include emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more

These areas of damages are all considered compensatory damages because they are intended to compensate you for the injuries you incurred. When the at-fault party’s negligence is determined to be especially egregious or despicable, however, you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the negligent party rather than to compensate you. 

Comparative Negligence in California

If you believe that you shared some of the fault in the accident that caused you to be injured, you should still consult with an attorney. The State of California addresses this issue with the concept of comparative negligence. Say, for example, you were not paying attention when you slipped on that spill in the grocery store, so the court may determine that you share a certain percentage of the fault involved. The compensation you are awarded will be reduced by that percentage rate. You still may have the right to significant recovery, however, so you should always learn about your legal rights. 

If Someone Else’s Negligence Leaves You Injured, Contact a Dedicated San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer Today 

Personal injury cases help accident and injury victims recover for their medical bills and other losses. If you’ve been injured, the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Scott Righthand in San Francisco have the skill, determination, and knowledge to help you. For more information, please don’t hesitate to  contact us today.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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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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