Monetary compensation awarded for the loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation is known as “damages”. As the impact of an injury or accident on a person’s life is complicated, there is no simple equation to determine the amount of damages owed to a victim. There are guidelines, however, and an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you sort through the factors involved in making sure that your case is not settled for less than it is worth.
The first step is to meet with our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers to discuss your case in depth and detail. Monetary factors to be considered in determining the compensation you are owed include property damage, lost income, and the out-of-pocket medical costs you have incurred. The more personal elements of your case are equally important. These include any amount of pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and lost opportunities for the future. Our knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will also consider other key factors in your case such as the availability and credibility of witnesses and the degree of liability and perceived credibility of the defendant. Finally, if it is necessary to prove the extent of your injuries, your attorney will actively pursue the supportive opinion of any relevant experts.
There is never a guarantee for the amount of damages awarded in a personal injury case. But to have the best chance to receive all of the damages you deserve, it is imperative to have a knowledgeable attorney capable of pursuing each case to the fullest.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Sheridan & Rund at 310-640-1200, toll free at 888-640-6789, or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.