Damages in Auto Accident Claims or LawsuitsBy Gerald L. Marcus
Jan. 24, 2012 9:23a
Being involved in an auto accident can result in all types of injuries and harm which can range in severity. How these injuries manifest in the accident victim will depend on that person's age, general health, personality, and other individual factors. What may seem like a minor discomfort to one individual may cause another much more pain, disability, or trauma. Everyone has different thresholds of pain and different psychological compositions when it comes to enduring various forms of emotional and physical disturbance. That is why each personal injury claim or lawsuit stemming from an auto accident is personal and unique.
Injuries can range from whiplash, cuts, bruises, and mild concussion to sprains, fractures, lacerations that result in scarring, loss of limbs, disc herniation, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries. Auto accident victims can walk away with little damage or be permanently disabled, facing the rest of their lives in wheelchairs or needing personal assistance. Every victim is inconvenienced, suffers, and has their lives disrupted differently. How extensive that inconvenience, suffering, and disruption becomes will dictate the damages to which they may be entitled in cases where they have been injured through negligence.
The economic components that will be considered for damages in an injury claim may include ambulance bills, hospital expenses, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, outpatient doctor visits, consultations with specialists, lab work, X-rays, MRIs, predicted medical expenses in the future, as well as one's loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity. Furthermore, the more serious the injury, the more suffering, pain, anxiety, and disruption of one's work and life will be involved, resulting in more of these types of non-economic damages.
How a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have been injured in an auto accident in the greater Los Angeles area, you should have competent legal representation to ensure that you obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Your injury claim or lawsuit will afford you one chance to do so. That is why you need a skilled and experienced attorney managing your case.
At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, you will find an attorney who has a long and successful track record in effective legal representation. Since 1987, the firm has provided high-quality legal counsel to accident victims throughout southern California. To maximize your financial recovery, you should consult with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Los Angeles auto accident lawyerat the firm today.
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