Healdsburg Car Accident Attorney at Your Service
If you call Healdsburg, CA, home, you likely love and appreciate its vast and beautiful countryside. Lake Sonoma and the Russian River are surrounded by green valleys and redwood forests sporting some of the tallest redwood trees in the state. This makes it a wondrous place for hikers, bikers, and anyone who loves the great outdoors. Couple this with Healdsburg’s famous high-end shops, galleries, restaurants, and wineries, and is it any wonder that so many people find this a great place to live and visit.
But even amidst this beautiful natural landscape, tragedy can still strike unexpectedly when two or more cars collide on our roadways. So if you have been involved in a car accident where someone else was at least partly at fault, you will likely need the services of an experienced Healdsburg car accident lawyer to help you put the pieces of your life back together.
Insurance Companies Are Not Your Friend
With the proliferation of ads touting insurance companies as “your good neighbor” and friend, it is easy to see where people get the idea that they can handle their accident cases themselves. After all, the insurance company claims to have your back, right? So many people talk to the insurance adjusters themselves and think all will be fine. But you must remember one thing: insurance adjusters are working for the insurance company, and that is who they are loyal to. Their bosses want them to pay as little in claims as possible so that the company makes greater and greater profits. That means only one thing. Without a professional at your side, the insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to pay you as little as possible and close your case in the fastest amount of time possible. And once you accept their low-ball offer and cash the check, you can never go back for more – even if your injuries last decades.
Do not let them do this to you. Call Henderson Law, and let one of our experienced Healdsburg car accident attorneys level the playing field and get you the money that you need to compensate you for your losses.
What Losses Can I Recover for?
When you’ve been in an accident, it is very important to see a doctor as soon as possible – even if you haven’t been hospitalized. This is not only because you need to learn the true extent of your injuries (as some injuries cannot be felt right away), but because you don’t want to make injuries worse by not seeking help. And as far as your case goes, seeing a doctor is the only way to document the true extent of harm inflicted by the crash.
But obviously, medical care costs money. Losing time from work is also common with accidents, and many people face losing their source of income at the exact time when they need it most. So how do you make ends meet while recovering?
Types of Damages in Car Accident Cases
There are essentially two types of damages that you can be compensated for after a crash.
Tangible damages are damages that can easily be measured. They are actual, monetary expenses that you’ve incurred as a result of the negligence of another person and can be assessed easily by adding up bills, receipts, and the like. Here are some examples of tangible losses:
- Medical Bills – Includes hospital stays, ambulance fees, medical testing, treatments, surgeries, and more.
- Lost Income – Any days, weeks, or months lost from work can be calculated and compensated for.
- Property Loss – If your car was damaged or totalled in an accident, you can recover for the value of the vehicle.
These are losses that are not as easily measured as their tangible counterparts, but are still recoverable in a personal injury case.
- Future Medical Expenses – It is tricky to assess what medical expenses may arise in the future that are a result of the accident, but your doctor and lawyer can work together to come up with an accurate picture of your future expenses. Because you cannot go back for more money after the settlement is over, you need the help of professionals to properly assess what your future expenses may be.
- Future Lost Income or Loss of Earning Capacity – If your injuries are such that you can no longer perform your job, then any loss of future earning potential, or expenses associated with new job training, needs to be considered, assessed, and compensated for before your case is over.
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Consortium
- And more
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The Healdsburg car accident attorneys at Henderson Law have the experience and expertise to properly evaluate all of your damages and to fight for every cent that your case is worth. What’s even better is that you don’t have to pay us unless we succeed in winning your case. So call today for your free consultation or contact us online. We look forward to serving you.