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Personal Injury Attorneys Alameda

Personal injury claims and lawsuits play an extremely vital role when someone suffers a serious injury due to the negligent actions of another person. The injured individual will usually be swamped with medical bills, lose their income, and suffer other related losses that should not be their responsibility. The changes to the individual’s life could vary from a minor inconvenience to something that might change their lives forever but not for the better. 

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an accident, you should not have to concern yourself about ensuring that all your bills are paid as you recover and try to get back on your feet. The Alameda personal injury attorneys of Bogaards Law can help you hold the liable party responsible for your injuries and obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Some of the cases we handle include: 

  • Auto Accidents 
  • Dog Bites
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Children’s Accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse
  • Fires
  • Wrongful Death

The Value of a Personal Injury Case

In general, the value of a personal injury case will depend on severe key factors, which include the specific circumstances of the accident, the injury’s severity, and the liable party’s insurance coverage limits, among many others. And while each personal injury will differ from one to another, the main driver behind the value of each case is how much the injured individual could obtain in damages.

Your personal injury attorney can, however, offer an estimate of how much your case could be worth after evaluating all your medical records, the accident police report, and other evidence relevant to your case. These can include the regression or progression of your physical and/or psychological/emotional health following the accident. All these can help provide a clearer estimate of the value of a personal injury case. 

Damages in Alameda Personal Injury Claims

The damages that injured individuals can claim in a personal injury case will primarily depend on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of the injuries. Damages typically include: 

  • Medical Bills – Depending on the exact nature of the injuries, an injured person may be faced with very costly medical expenses. These expenses usually include diagnostic tests, emergency care, medical treatment, hospitalizations, and outpatient and rehabilitation care. For some people, however, they might need ongoing medical care for permanent or serious injuries due to the accident. 
  • Lost Wages or Income – People with moderate to severe injuries usually can’t go back to work as quickly as those with minor injuries. For some people, it was simply a matter of using some of their sick leave days for simple treatments. Others, however, may have needed more time in the hospital and at home to ensure a complete recovery. Perhaps the injured person’s injury was so severe that going back to work is not even an option. Regardless of the circumstances, injured people are usually awarded compensation for lost wages to recoup the income they lost because of the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering – Compensation for this damage is calculated based on the injured person’s breadth and depth of the pain he or she has endured, the specific type of injury, as well as the medical treatment required. 
  • Emotional Distress – Damages for emotional distress are directly related to the injured individual’s emotional and mental state after the accident. Depending on the accident’s exact nature, an injured person could suffer from depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder, among other things. 
  • Loss of Consortium or Companionship – A person injured to the extent that he or she can’t carry on a meaningful and complete relationship with a partner or spouse may be eligible for this kind of damage award. This can also apply to injured parents who can no longer care for their kids due to the injury. 
  • Punitive Damages – While not common in personal injury cases, this award is used to punish a liable party whose injurious acts were especially egregious. 

Get in Touch with Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Alameda

To find out more about how our Alameda personal injury lawyers here at Bogaards Law can help you recover the compensation you deserve for all your losses, call us or complete our online form to arrange an appointment. 

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