How Is A Personal Injury Case Valued?

If you are injured as the result of someone else's negligence, you should not have to suffer financially. California laws protect victims in personal injury cases by providing them a right to compensation. The amount of damages one recovers in a personal injury lawsuit can be negotiated by the victim and the at-fault party's insurance company or a victim's own insurance company if the at-fault party is uninsured or underinsured. If an agreement cannot be reached, the parties can go to court to present their case and a judge will determine the outcome.

How much an injured party recovers is based on a number of factors, including the severity of the injuries and whether there are long-term consequences. The experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C., has handled thousands of personal injury cases. We understand how to build strong arguments and maximize the amount our clients recover.

The Different Types Of Compensation

Determining the right amount to pursue in a personal injury case is a complex process. California law allows parties to pursue economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include the cost of current and future medical treatment directly resulting from the injury, as well as property loss and loss of wages if your injury forces you to miss time at work or lose your job completely.

Noneconomic damages refer to pain and suffering, and emotional distress. These damages are not as straightforward as economic damages, so it is important to work with experienced personal injury lawyers who understand how to present a strong argument regarding noneconomic damages.

In cases where the at-fault's actions were especially egregious, it may be possible to pursue punitive damages. Examples of cases that may include punitive damages include a person who is injured by a drunk driver or someone who is assaulted and seriously injured.

We Will Review Every Aspect Of Your Case

Our attorney reviews and prepares every case meticulously. We understand that even the most minute details can impact how much is recovered. We look at every aspect of how an injury impacts a client's life. We factor in all short- and long-term medical needs, determine whether a victim's lifetime earning power is impacted, and whether an injury caused emotional pain for the victim or the victim's family.

It is critical to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer like Steven Hanna in order to be certain you are fairly compensated. The insurance companies have attorneys who work to protect their interests. You need equally aggressive representation in your corner.

Schedule A Free Consultation

The first meeting is on us. We will review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action. Call 714-872-9165 or use our online contact form to meet with a lawyer who can help answer the question, "How will my case be valued?"

We represent clients throughout Orange County from our office in Fullerton. If your injuries limit your mobility, we can come to you. All of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means we only collect if we help you obtain a recovery.