For anyone that has been the victim of a Victorville personal injury accident case, the question of compensation eventually arises. Naturally, the first concern should be medical treatment for any physical injuries you have suffered. The issue of who will pay for your treatment, however, is often of great concern to victims. Many victims of a personal injury accident case are not covered by medical insurance or have inadequate coverage. Under the laws of the state of California, if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries then they are responsible for compensating you for those injuries. Exactly how much compensation you ultimately receive depends on a number of factors according to attorney Emery Ledger of the Victorville personal injury accident firm Ledger & Associates.
California law allows victims to receive both economic and non-economic damages as part of their compensation for a personal injury accident. Economic injuries are predominately out of pocket expenses such as medical bills, hospital bills, examination costs, expenses to repair personal property and lost wages that were a result of the accident. Lost wages can be a significant part of your compensation if you suffered a sever injury that prohibits you from working or that limits your earning potential in the future. Economic damages are generally much easier to calculate as the victim typically has documentary evidence of the amounts.
Non-economic damages are typically more complicated and not as easy to calculate. Most people think of non-economic damages as “pain and suffering” damages. While pain and suffering are compensable and are considered a part of a victim’s non-economic damages, a Victorville personal injury accident victim may receive compensation for additional non-economic damages including loss of use, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, humiliation, loss of love, emotional distress and loss of consortium. As you can see, these damages are much more subjective and therefore more difficult to place a monetary figure on. The team at Ledger & Associates-Victorville have over a decade of experience representing victims of personal injury accidents and are well versed on calculating damages-both economic and non-economic. Many factors go into figuring what the non-economic damages in your case are worth including the severity and extent of your injuries, your general physical and mental condition prior to the accident, your earning capacity at the time of the accident, your education level and future earning capacity and the relationships that you were involved in at the time of the accident among other factors.
The best way to determine what compensation you are entitled to for your Victorville personal injury accident case is to sit down with the team at Ledger & Associates-Victorville and go over the facts of your case. Only an experienced personal injury accident attorney can truly give you an idea of what compensation you may be entitled to as a result of your injuries. If you would like to schedule your free and detailed evaluation of your potential Victorville personal injury accident case, please contact the Victorville offices of Ledger & Associates at 760-673-7677 or 800-300-0001. The Victorville office is located at 15437 Anacapa Rd., Victorville, CA 92393