What Types of Compensation Can I Seek In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, you should sue for compensation. A San Mateo County, California car accident lawyer from our firm can help you sue for damages, and we can make sure that you get a complete compensation offer that adequately reimburses you for what you have been through. There are many types of compensation that you can seek in a personal injury suit, and we will do our best to make sure that you do not miss out on anything.

Should I Accept the First Compensation Offer?

We do not recommend accepting the first compensation offer that you receive. An insurance company usually tries to get out of accidents by spending as little money as possible. This first offer is not going to be adequate. It is unlikely to cover all of the costs associated with your accident and it is not going to make up for the pain and suffering that you have experienced. This is why you may want to sue, preferably with the help of our experienced personal injury and car accident lawyers.

What Should My Compensation Cover?

Your compensation should cover the actual monetary costs of your accident and those costs that are not quite as easy to calculate. These are your economic and non-economic damages, respectively. A complete compensation offer makes up for both.

Economic damages: These are the costs of your accident that can be tallied up easily. Your economic damages include the cost of past and future medical care and any lost wages. They can also include a loss of earning potential if your injuries are going to continue to affect you and your ability to work. These damages can also help you make up for the cost of any damaged or destroyed property, like your car or a smartphone that was damaged in a crash.

Non-economic damages: These damages are a bit harder to quantify, but they are just as important. Non-economic damages are meant to reimburse you for the mental anguish and trauma that you and your family have suffered as a result of this accident. If you are disabled from an injury and your mental health has suffered as a result, you deserve compensation. If you are disfigured or left unable to take part in activities you once loved, that needs to be addressed.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing a personal injury case, but one can do a lot to help you with your lawsuit. A lawyer from our firm can handle the paperwork, keep track of deadlines, and answer any questions that you have. We will build a case that can succeed in court, if necessary. And you can focus on your recovery and your family.

Talk to Our Legal Team Today

So if you are ready to pursue compensation, do not go it alone. Contact the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao and schedule a consultation. We would love to tell you more about how our legal team can help you.

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