WHAT IS THE COST OF A SACRAMENTO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT?
Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 5:03 am
Have you been injured by a reckless or negligent driver? Did a defective car part or a dangerous road condition cause a crash? If you have been injured in a traffic accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the party who caused your accident.
Financial Costs of a Sacramento Traffic Accident
Traffic accidents result in billions of dollars in financial losses each year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimated that lost wages and medical costs from crash deaths alone totaled $44 billion in 2013. During 2013 in California, it was estimated that the medical costs of traffic-related deaths totaled $38 million and the lost wages totaled $4.44 billion.
The financial costs of your accident can be substantial depending on the severity of your injuries. The longer you are out of work and the level of your medical care have a direct impact on the amount of your claim. Furthermore, if you suffer permanent damage, you could also be entitled to future medical costs and future lost wages.
Examples of financial damages that we include in a settlement demand for a traffic accident claim include, but are not limited to:
- Past, present, and future cost of medical and personal care
- Past, present, and future loss of income, including lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Travel expenses
- Cost of medications and medical equipment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitative therapy
- Other out-of-pocket expenses that are directly related to the accident, injury, or recovery
Our attorneys work diligently to document each economic loss so that you can receive maximum compensation for your claim. Our efforts may include hiring financial experts to determine the cost of future financial losses related to your injuries.
In addition to the monetary loss caused by a traffic accident, you suffer emotional and physical damages that are compensable. The stress and mental anguish caused by a traffic crash can be overwhelming and debilitating. The physical pain you suffer can also be debilitating. These damages can impact your ability to perform daily tasks and your relationship with family and friends.
In a traffic accident claim, you can recover compensation for these damages. Non-economic damages may include:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish or anxiety
- Emotional stress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of marital relations
Calculating the cost of “pain and suffering” damages can be very difficult. Each person suffers in a different way and to a different degree. Pain and suffering damages are subjective, and there is not a standard formula for calculating the value of these damages. Therefore, we use other factors to help determine the value of non-economic damages including the type of injury, the severity of the injury, the length of recovery, the total cost of financial damages, and whether you have a permanent disability.
Call a Sacramento Traffic Accident Attorney
When you are injured in a traffic accident, you need medical care for your injuries. You also need legal advice about your options for holding the negligent driver who was responsible for the crash liable for your damages. Our lawyers offer free consultations so that you can receive competent legal counsel without worrying about paying a consultation fee when you are trying to recover from your injuries.
The Sacramento accident attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm can be reached by telephone at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website. Contact our office today to schedule your free appointment with one of our accident claim attorneys. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.