If you have recently suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. By hiring a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney, you can give yourself a better chance at getting a more substantial settlement than you might receive by handling your case on your own.
Santa Rosa personal injury attorney Johann Hall can help you fight for the compensation you deserve in your personal injury case. Attorney Johann Hall has handled many different types of personal injury cases over the course of his career. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation with our office to learn more about your legal options regarding your potential personal injury case.
A Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get Started with Your Case
As someone who recently suffered a personal injury, you may not know where to begin regarding your case. If you were involved in a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might even contact you before you have had a chance to process what happened and assess your injuries. It is a good idea to contact an attorney before you speak with the other party’s insurance company. Your attorney may also advise you not to speak with the insurance adjuster at all.
Benefits of Hiring a Santa Rosa Personal Injury Attorney
There are many benefits to hiring an attorney in the Santa Rosa area. When you hire an experienced personal injury attorney, you get the benefit of having someone deal with the legal aspects of your case while you can focus on your medical treatment and recovery from your injuries. Another benefit to hiring an attorney is that they will have a better idea of what your case may be worth, and they will likely be a more experienced negotiator, especially in the area of personal injury cases. By having an attorney negotiate your claim for you on your behalf, you may end up with a much better settlement than you would’ve gotten if you handled all of these things yourself.
Another major benefit to hiring a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney is that if your case is not settled quickly and requires further litigation, your attorney will have the experience and ability to take your case to trial if needed. Even if your case settles before trial, there may be substantial litigation before it settles, including case discovery. The discovery process can include written interrogatories, as well as depositions. It will be much easier to hire an attorney to help you navigate the legal issues in your case as they arise, rather than having to do all of these things on your own.
Compensation and Damages in a Santa Rosa Personal Injury Case
The compensation you may receive in your case varies depending on the facts of your case and the severity of your injuries. In general, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that can be measured, and therefore, objectively verifiable. Some examples of economic damages include compensation for medical bills and payment for lost wages for the time you were required to be off work for your injury. To get compensation for lost wages, you will typically have to have a doctor’s note supporting your need to be off work. Other economic damages you may receive include property damage compensation to reimburse you for damage to your vehicle (if your personal injury case is a car accident case) and also loss of future earnings if your injuries are so severe that they may impact your future ability to work.
Non-economic damages are not as easily measured. One common form of non-economic damages is pain and suffering. Compensation for pain and suffering is essentially a subjective determination of how severe your injuries are and how seriously they affect your life. There is no real way to put a dollar amount on the pain and suffering a person experiences as a result of a personal injury, so this is one area your lawyer has some leeway on which to negotiate a better settlement. Other forms of non-economic damages include emotional distress due to the accident and a claim for loss of companionship.
If you have been injured in the Santa Rosa, California area contact attorney Johann Hall right away at (707) 360-8717 or fill out our online contact form. With his many years of experience handling personal injury cases, he knows what it takes to fight for the compensation that his clients deserve.