No two accidents are exactly the same, and neither are the cases and litigation
that surround them. The uniqueness of each situation means that it can
be difficult to anticipate how much compensation you will get should you
secure a victory through a civil lawsuit. In an ideal situation, you would
get as much money as necessary to fully recover from your
You will want to seek payment that covers:
- Medical bills
- Repair costs
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation fees
You should also discuss nominal and punitive damages – reparations
with a recovery amount set by you – with your Irvine personal injury
lawyer. Nominal damages seek monies to compensate for less tangible harm,
such as emotional scarring and traumatization. Punitive damages are set
to punish the offender for their negligence, especially in cases that
involve a criminal act.
Proving the Need for Compensation
As harsh as it might seem, you are not guaranteed to get a compensation
amount equal to or greater than all the bills you need to pay to restore
your health. To maximize what you can earn through litigation, you will
need strong evidence and a clever attorney.
Make copies of any billing statement that might be relevant to your claim
and give them to your attorney. Yet pointing at a dollar value might not
be enough to get that same amount of compensation. Your lawyer will have
to clearly show the court that the accident that occurred was completely
out of your control. Any amount of liability pinned on you will take away
from the compensation amount you can earn.
To learn more about how to seek compensation after suffering a
personal injury, call
714.701.8182. Our Irvine personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett,
III can help you understand your claim and how much of a recovery you
should be pursuing. If you would like, you can also request a
free case evaluation to get started without any costs to you!