Suffering a serious injury has enough of a physical and emotional impact on your life without you having to worry about how you’re going to pay for your basic needs and medical expenses throughout your rehabilitation. When your injury is due to the recklessness or negligence of another party, you should be compensated for it. By filing a personal injury claim, you can go after the financial assistance you need so you don’t have to worry about how your injury will impact your current finances or your financial future.
Personal Injury Claims
Any injury you experience due to the intentional or accidental actions of another person may be subject to a personal injury claim. Common personal injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Bites from dogs or other animals
- Accidents that take place on a company’s property (including slips and falls)
- Injuries sustained in the course of a job (workers’ compensation)
- Medical malpractice
- Brain injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
Personal Injury Compensation
The compensation you receive in a personal injury settlement or judgment is dependent upon the nature and extent of the injury sustained. Typically, personal injury compensation covers all medical expenses accumulated as a result of the injury, as well as income lost during your period of recovery.
In the case of a more severe injury, compensation may also include anticipated future medical costs and compensation for future lost earnings. In some instances, you may even be compensated for potential lost earnings, such as if your injury prevented you from finishing school, or you are physically or mentally disabled as a result of the accident. If the injury is catastrophic, rendering you unable to work or care for yourself, you may be awarded compensation for any portion of your expenses, up to full financial support for the remainder of your life.
San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Sacramento Attorney
When your health and wellbeing has been impacted by the actions of another party, you don’t have time to wait. You need peace of mind, and you need it as quickly as you can get it. Based out of Rocklin, Attorney Jeff Rickard provides representation to those seeking compensation for a personal injury throughout the San Francisco Bay and Greater Sacramento areas. If you’ve been hurt, you deserve compensation to get you through the extensive medical bills and lost income that stem from your injury. Let Jeff Rickard help you get it.