If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you may have grounds to pursue compensation by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Accident victims have a right to demand compensation when they have sustained losses as a result of another person's careless or reckless actions, and the courts in Modesto, Turlock, Stockton and statewide recognize this right. There are, in fact, several different types of damages you can pursue in your accident claim.
Economic Damages in Personal Injury Claims
Your right to compensation includes any and all economic losses that you have suffered in connection with the accident. For example, you may claim damages for your medical expenses for emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitative treatment, physical therapy, medication and any type of equipment that you may require, such as a wheelchair. You can additionally claim compensation to offset the income you have lost as a result of your accident, as well as for your reduced future earning power due to any type of permanent disability. In a wrongful death case, economic damages are calculated based on your funeral and burial expenses, lost financial contributions that you could have expected to receive from your loved one, and even the reasonable value of household services that your family member would have provided.
Noneconomic Damages in Stockton Accident Claims
The compensation that you can recover in a personal injury or wrongful death case is not limited to the strictly tangible losses you have sustained. You can additionally recover noneconomic damages for your pain, suffering, inconvenience, emotional distress and loss of consortium. If you are pursuing a wrongful death claim, the damages you can recover include your loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, affection, protection, training and guidance and more. It is difficult to put a price tag on the value of noneconomic damages, but we can take the time to carefully review your unique situation in order to come up with an amount that will fairly compensate you for your losses.
Modesto Personal Injury Attorney Serving Stockton & Turlock
At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we are sincerely dedicated to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation possible, and a Modesto personal injury attorney from our firm can provide you with a free case evaluation. We can take the time to fully review your case in order to determine how much your claim for damages could be worth, and will be ready to take immediate action to help you. We believe that you should not be forced to pay the price for an accident that another person caused, and we are determined to safeguard your right to compensation!