SANTA CLARITA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The statistics can be overwhelming. On average, there are more than 6 million car accidents on the roads of the US annually. Of those 6 million car accidents, more than 3 million people are injured. Many car accidents are caused by inattentive drivers doing activities such as eating, drinking, talking on a cell phone, texting, playing with the radio, or even applying makeup. If you have been badly injured because of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be entitled to compensation.
Serious injuries include rotator cuff tear, shoulder injuries, labral tear (labrum tear), torn meniscus, torn ligaments, injury to the knees (kneecap, patella injury, patellar tear), frozen shoulder, disc injury and/or disc herniation, fractures, tinnitus, neck and cervical injuries, lumbar (lower back) injury, injury to the thoracic spine, thoracic outlet syndrome, vision problems, severe dizziness, severe concussion, memory loss and other cognitive injuries, and may others. Oftentimes, some injuries require surgical intervention.
The law says that you have certain rights if you are injured as the result of someone else's negligent behavior. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may wish to consider filing a personal injury claim. There is nothing wrong with seeking compensation if you've been injured. The law allows for it, and that's why people carry insurance. The law is basically designed to "make you whole." That means the law entitles victims of car accidents to recover damages and compensation for their injuries sustained in the accident. However, your injury must be a result of the car accident, and the accident must be caused due to another person’s negligence. Also, making someone "whole" will mean different things to different people.
Assuming the other party is negligent, the law allows compensation and damages for the following (basically broken down into "economic" damages and "non-economic" damages):
1. Medical expenses incurred in the treatment of your injuries
2. Any future medical costs (reasonably certain to be incurred)
3. Compensation for actual loss of wages (documentation required)
4. Loss of future wages (must not be speculative)
5. Damages for mental pain and suffering (can be subjective)
If you are partially at fault for an accident, your recovery may be affected. It depends on the degree of your fault. Under the legal doctrine in California known as “comparative negligence,” the amount of another party’s liability for the accident is determined by comparing his or her carelessness with your own. That party’s portion of liability determines the percentage of the resulting damages he or she must pay. For example, if a jury awarded you $100,000 for your own case, but you were 30% at fault, your net award would be reduced by 30%.
Robert Mansour can help you obtain compensation for your car accident case. He serves the entire Santa Clarita Valley including Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, and surrounding communities. Call Santa Clarita personal injury attorney Robert Mansour at (661) 414-7100 for a free consultation and evaluation of your auto accident case.