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If you live in the Rohnert Park area, you likely already know that the weather here is beautiful. Our area is full of motorcyclists and bicyclists, many of whom use those vehicles as their primary modes of transportation. As you likely also know, our expressways also include plenty of large 18-wheeler and semi-trailer trucks. In a busy world, that’s simply the nature of commerce today.
In an ideal world, all types of vehicles could share the roadways together without accident or incident. Unfortunately, as we all know, this is not always the case. If you’ve discovered our page, chances are you may be contemplating a personal injury lawsuit. Perhaps you are the victim of a truck accident. Or perhaps instead, you are a motorcyclist or a bicyclist who has sustained a severe injury as a result of an accident in which you do not believe you are at fault. Or, maybe your situation is even worse than that – maybe you have sustained the worst loss of all – that of a loved one in a tragic accident on the road.
If any of these situations are yours, at Henderson Law, our trusted Rohnert Park personal injury lawyer is here to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Common Causes of Truck, Motorcycle, and Bicycle Accidents
As we all know, sometimes accidents just happen. In certain situations, no one is at fault, or perhaps you unwittingly caused the accident yourself. While this does happen on occasion, it is not usually the case. With respect to auto accidents, semi-truck accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and biking accidents, there is often another more prevalent cause: The negligence of another person.
Perhaps your accident was caused by a negligent truck driver who had too little sleep and was taking prescription medication to stay awake. Perhaps you are a bicyclist who was hit by a distracted driver looking down and texting on his phone instead of paying attention to the road. Perhaps you’re a motorcyclist who was hit by a drunk driver of another vehicle. These are only a few examples of many where you may have a claim to recover damages.
What Damages Can You Recover?
Without question, personal injury law is complex. Depending on the situation – and depending on federal law, state law, or both – your situation may give rise to a claim. Moreover, there are often several parties who could potentially be held liable for your accident: the other driver, their insurance company, the party responsible for maintaining the roadway, or the manufacturer if it was a situation where a defective part was involved and responsible for the accident.
Damages can be wide-ranging and can potentially include payment for medical bills, compensation for lost wages and or future earnings, compensation for loss of consortium or wrongful death, and even damages for pain and suffering or disfigurement – to name just a few examples of many. When you consult with a knowledgeable attorney, you will be able to gain a better understanding of your rights under the law and what damages you may be entitled to recover. That is the most important first step toward rebuilding your life and recovering the compensation you deserve after an accident.
What Is My Rohnert Park Personal Injury Case Worth?
While it is impossible to predict exactly what any personal injury case is worth before a proper discovery assessment has been done, an experienced Rohnert Park personal injury attorney can give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect. But if you go into your case having a basic understanding of what damages are recoverable, you will be one step ahead of the rest.
Types of Damages
Economic or compensatory damages are directly related to your medical expenses and other costs directly associated with your injury, such as time off of work. These are also referred to as tangible damages because they are straightforward and very easily calculated based on receipts, medical bills, or pay stubs.
Non-economic damages are less tangible and, therefore, harder to calculate. These damages will not be accompanied by receipts or invoices. Here are some examples:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (marital relations)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional anguish
- Disability or disfigurement
When calculating such damages, California allows two options. The first is the multiplier formula that multiplies your medical costs by a factor between the values of 1.5 and 4, depending on the severity of your injuries. Less severe injuries will carry a lower multiplier and more severe injuries may be multiplied by 4 (and occasionally more). The second option is a per diem formula where you are compensated so much per day times the number of days you are expected to suffer.
Other factors that help to determine your non-economic (general) damages include:
- The area of the country in which you live
- Your believability as a witness
- Your contribution to the injury (comparative fault)
- The length of time you will suffer from the injury
- The visibility of the injury
Speaking with an experienced Rohnert Park personal injury lawyer will help you to get a better understanding of potential compensation for your injuries.
Why Henderson Law?
At Henderson Law, we have decades of experience handling a variety of personal injury claims, including semi-truck accidents, auto vehicle accidents, and bicycle crash accident claims. We understand the law in this area. We know that it can be very complex – that multiple parties may have liability, and that many types of damages are available. Beyond having the knowledge necessary to apply the law to the facts of your case, we have something equally important: the experience in the courtroom to back it up.
We have tried and settled thousands of personal injury cases. We feel confident in our ability and proud of our record. We care about the citizens of Rohnert Park and California at large. We believe that you are entitled to the compensation you deserve to begin rebuilding your life after a tragic accident, and our reliable Rohnert Park personal injury attorney is willing to fight for it.
We would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you for a consultation. We would love to hear your story and your particular set of circumstances. Then we would be happy to advise you as to what damages you may be entitled to and what strategies would be best to pursue them. If you were the victim of a tragic accident, don’t delay. Give our lawyer a call as soon as possible so that we can begin fighting for you. We look forward to speaking with you soon.