Damages Available Through a Personal Injury Claim
The State of California protects an injured victim’s right to monetary compensation when the accident was caused as a result of the careless actions or negligence of another party. Seeking compensation can be a challenge, especially when there are multiple parties suspected of being responsible for having caused or contributed to the accident. Nonetheless, compensation can be available for the following damages: Costs for emergency medical treatment, Prescription medication costs, The need for therapy or rehabilitation, At-home medical care costs, Reimbursement for the loss of wages, Loss of quality of life, Loss of future earnings, and/or pain and suffering.
When the pedestrian accident victim died as a result of the accident, the victim’s survivors have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the victim. Qualifying petitioners can seek the following additional damages: Costs for funeral services, including burial or cremation costs, Loss of companionship, Loss of victim’s future earnings, Loss of consortium, and/or the victim’s pain and suffering.
California’s Statute of Limitations
Although pedestrian accident victims are given the right to seek reparations from the at-fault party, the ability to file a claim is subject to a strict deadline. According to California’s statute of limitations, a person seeking damages has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. When the accident has been caused as a result of a government agency’s negligence, however, the deadline to file a claim is six months from the date of the accident. For example, a pedestrian injured by a county driver will likely only have six months to bring the case forward. Similarly, wrongful death claims are also subject to the same time restrictions.
A Qualified Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents. Sadly, thousands of pedestrians are injured each year as a result of careless drivers. When a negligent accident ensues, the victim or his or her survivors have a right to seek monetary reparations from the at-fault driver. Filing a claim can present a variety of complications, where in-depth legal knowledge in the area of law is an absolute necessity. Following an accident, discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney who has experience in handling these types of cases. With the support of a knowledgeable attorney, the opportunity to obtain a full compensation may be possible.
At the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King, it is well understood that following an accident, many at-fault drivers or their insurance adjusters will do all that is in their power to avoid paying a victim what he or she is owed. Whether it is through a claim denial or a gross reduction in the settlement offer, many victims will face these challenges when filing a claim. As a result, it is imperative to seek the legal guidance and advocacy of a skilled law firm that has the right qualifications.
With more than a decade of dedicated experience, the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King has helped hundreds of accident victims recover the monetary compensation they were owed. Above that, the firm has aggressively pursued the maximum amount of compensation available for their clients. Following a pedestrian accident, consider seeking the legal advice of the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King. Contact the law firm today for a free initial consultation.