If you have been in an accident that has caused injuries, expenses, and added complications to your life, you may be able to seek compensation for your suffering. If the accident was a result of another’s negligence, contact our team at Bauman Law to discuss your options for filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Read more below about personal injuries, our process for seeking financial damages, and how we can help you through this difficult time in your life. It is important that you act as soon as possible, because California imposes a strict two-year statute of limitations for any personal injury cases. This means that if your accident was more than two years ago (or if more than a year has passed since your injuries first because apparent), then you will be unable to seek any damages.
Contact us immediately, and read more below about personal injury law in San Fernando Valley, California.
Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
There are a few questions you must answer in order to determine if a lawsuit is the correct option for you:
- Were you injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence?
- Have you spoken with an attorney about the appropriate amount of money to seek?
- Have you attempted to negotiate with the insurance company to get the money you deserve?
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit to fight for the appropriate amount of damages you are owed. When you are working with the team of personal injury lawyers at Bauman Law, you can be confident that we are fighting for you as aggressively as necessary, whether it is through negotiations with insurance lawyers, or in a full personal injury case through the California courts.
Once we determine what we believe to be a fair amount that you should be compensated, we will not stop advocating for you until we reach an agreement or ruling.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Worth?
There is no simple way to determine the amount that we will seek for your personal injury, but there are some common factors that are included in most cases. You can use these following points to get a general idea of what we will include in the amount sought, but keep in mind that there may be either fewer or more things included in your case, since all accidents are different.
Economic damages cover a wide range of strictly-financial issues. This includes things like medical bills, recovery costs, disability, lost wages, and more. Essentially, economic damage is anything that has a true dollar value attached to it, and we will simply seek repayment for these things. If we believe that there will be additional expenses in the future, we will also factor those into the amount of economic damages we seek.
In the case of a wrongful death lawsuit, your economic damages will include any medical treatments, as well as any end-of-life costs, funeral expenses, and long-term loss of financial assistance.
If a lawsuit were to only address the economic damages, there would be a significant number of things left unaddressed that resulted from the accident. When you suffer from an accident, not only does a broken leg cost money, it also costs you emotional and mental energy that must also be compensated. This is what non-economic damages cover.
In order to arrive at a fair number for the economic damages we will seek in your case, we will determine a multiplier that we believe accurately represents your experience, and combine that multiplier with your economic damages. We will consider things like your pain and suffering from the immediate injuries, but will also factor in more wide-ranging issues such as possible depression, fear, trauma, or other emotional distress from the incident and the consequences of the incident.
California has a cap on non-economic damages for medical malpractice, but there are no caps on injuries resulting from other situations. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the clear impact they have had in non-economic ways, our negotiations, or a jury, will determine what is a fair amount of money to compensate you for your suffering.
What We Cover
We cover a wide range of personal injuries, and will be happy to discuss your circumstances during an initial consultation. Some of the more common injuries we represent are:
Oftentimes when people think of medical malpractice, they think of botched surgeries. While this is certainly one aspect of the field, there are many more situations that warrant a medical malpractice suit. Medical malpractice covers a broad spectrum of situations relating to the medical field. In some cases, it may be in response to a doctor failing to diagnose, or misdiagnosing, an illness or disease. In other cases, a medical professional may prescribe medication to a client that should not be combined with another medication they are on.
The core of a medical malpractice lawsuit is proving that the medical professional failed to uphold their duty, and it caused harm or death to their patient. Once we are able to prove that this was the case, we will move forward with determining the amount you are owed.
Car accidents are extremely common, and there are many ways that they can be caused. Some examples of negligent driving that would be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit would be:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
- Failure to signal a turn
In each of these situations, the driver who caused the accident failed to adhere to the safety standards set forth by California law. If the other driver is found to have acted negligently and you or your passengers sustained injuries as a result, we will be able to seek damages through negotiations with their insurance company, or in a full trial.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured because of another’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your options. We will work with you to help you move forward with your life after this traumatic experience, and will do our best to make the process as simple as possible. We understand that this time in your life is stressful, and we are proud to help alleviate any of this stress that we can.