A car accident can cause plenty of expensive property damage and result in hefty medical bills for any injured parties. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision, a Santa Monica car accident lawyer may be able to help.
To learn more, contact Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your legal options, and you do not pay an attorney until you receive your settlement.
Pursuing Medical Damages
Many of the injuries mentioned above can result in long hospital stays or multiple visits to a doctor. Even with insurance, these bills begin to add up. What if you need prescription medications? What if you are left with lasting physical or mental effects that require therapy?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 200,000 Americans ended up in the hospital after a motor vehicle accident in 2012. Each visit costs around $3,300, and lifetime hospitalization costs could rise as high as $57,000.
In cases like these, when an insurance settlement does not adequately reimburse you for what you have experienced, you could pursue damages in a civil suit. A Santa Monica car accident lawyer can help you recover the compensation that you deserve and potentially put your anxiety about those mounting medical bills to rest.
Pursuing Other Types of Damages
Unfortunately, medical bills may not be the only thing that you and your family need to worry about after a motor vehicle accident. That is why an attorney can also help you pursue other types of damages, including but not limited to:
If you are injured and cannot work, that means missed paychecks. Depending on how long your hospital stay is or how long it takes to recover from your injuries, continued loss of wages can begin to affect the financial health of you and your family. If you suffer an injury in a car accident, you can pursue damages that cover these lost wages.
Lost Earning Potential
Injuries with lasting effects may result in more employment issues than a few missed paychecks. An injury from a car accident could affect your future earning potential by affecting your ability to do your current job, advance in your career, or work the same number of hours as before. This lost potential should be considered when calculating fair compensation.
Loss of Enjoyment
The injuries from your car accident may affect your activities outside of work. If you can no longer participate in a sport, hobby, or other activity you loved due to your injuries, your settlement should factor this in.
Pain and Suffering:
These damages cover any other pain and suffering stemming from your accident and the injuries you sustained.
Your vehicle or other property was likely damaged in the accident as well. Your compensation can cover the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged property.
How a Lawyer Can Assist You
Hiring a car accident lawyer can do much to help you fight for the best possible outcome. Your attorney is ready to handle every aspect of your case, which means that they will:
File Your Case
In accordance with the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1, you have just two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of California. A lawyer will quickly file your case so that you do not miss your chance to pursue compensation.
A lawyer will gather the evidence needed to show that you deserve compensation. This evidence can include video footage of the accident, a police report, eyewitness accounts, and expert testimony.
Identify the Liable Parties
Your case must show that another party was liable for this accident that caused you to suffer injuries. Through an investigation, your attorney can determine who that individual or entity is and build a case to support this.
Keep You Updated on Your Case
You will be kept in the loop at all times. Your lawyer will update you on the progress of the case and tell you if there is anything needed from you. You can focus on recovering and getting back to your normal life while we help you seek out the compensation that you deserve.
Handle All Communications for You
There is no need to speak to insurance companies, other involved drivers, or anyone else. Your lawyer handles communications with all other involved parties for you.
Make Your Case in Court, if Necessary
Your car accident lawyer will show why you deserve compensation and pursue a settlement offer. If a settlement is not reached, a lawyer will advocate for you by making your case in civil court.
Determine Fair Compensation
A lawyer knows that this car accident affected your life in multiple ways, so they will factor in your rising medical bills, lost wages, and everything else that you have experienced to determine what kind of compensation is fair and justified.
Call for Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, do not delay.
Call (888) 522-6291 for a free consultation and learn more about how a Santa Monica car accident lawyer can help you pursue the damages that you deserve.