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4 Factors That Affect The Value Of A California Personal Injury Case

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Accidental injuries are a part of life in California’s Bay Area, but you might be shocked to learn how common it is for victims to suffer serious bodily harm. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 39.5 million people visit their doctor for treatment of unintentional injuries every year. Another 24.5 million victims seek care in hospital emergency rooms after being involved in motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and other incidents.

If you were hurt in a personal injury accident that was someone else’s fault, you might initially be focused on the pain. However, you may sustain losses you never expected in the weeks and months that follow; you could even be permanently disabled. It should be a relief to know that you have legal options for recovering compensation, and the amount is linked to multiple variables that your Oakland personal injury attorney can describe in detail. They include:

  1. Out-of-Pocket Costs and Losses: One category of compensation is termed “economic” damages, and it includes the definite, ascertainable losses stemming from an accident. A large portion will be your medical bills, including surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, and pain medications. Lost wages also fall in this category. The total amount of your economic damages will be a key focus when determining how much you might qualify to receive as compensation. 
  1. Your Injuries: A second classification of compensation is your non-economic losses, to which a specific dollar value does not apply. This is because the consequences of accidental injuries are subjective and personal for victims. The severity and nature of your injuries are crucial factors, since they relate to your pain and suffering – a major component of non-economic damages. 
  1. Circumstances Surrounding the Accident: There are certain scenarios in which an accident does not give rise to a personal injury claim or lawsuit, though you may have rights through other legal proceedings. For instance, if you were hurt in a workplace accident, your sole remedy through the California workers’ compensation system. By law, you cannot recover for pain and suffering, so a work-related incident would be a factor that affects the value of your case.

Consult with an Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer About Compensation Factors 

These are just a few factors that impact the amount of monetary damages in a personal injury case, and you can trust our team at Venardi Zurada, LLP to tackle the specifics. To learn more, please contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Oakland, Orinda, or Redding, CA.

Resource:

cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

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We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:

Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.

Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Sooner You Speak to an Oakland Injury Lawyer, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.

Contact the Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.

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