Victorville Personal Injury Attorneys
For anyone that has been the victim of an accident, 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 in cases are not covered by medical insurance or have inadequate coverage. Under the laws of the state of California, if someone else’s negligence caused to get hurt, then they are responsible for compensating you for medical damages. Exactly how much compensation you ultimately receive depends on a number of factors according to Victorville personal injury attorney Emery Ledger.
California law allows victims to receive both economic and non-economic damages as part of their compensation for a mishap. Economic losses 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, San Bernardino county accident victims 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 The Ledger Law Firm’s Victorville office have over a decade of experience representing victims who were hurt 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 incident, 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 incident among other factors.
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The best way to determine what compensation you are entitled to for your case is to sit down with the lawyers at The Ledger Law Firm and go over the facts of your case. Only an experienced firm 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 case, please contact the The Ledger Law Firm at (760) 673-7677.
The Ledger Law Firm
15437 Anacapa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392
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