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How much compensation will I get?

How much compensation will I get?

If you are seriously injured, the consequences can extend beyond physical pain. You might experience significant financial loss from expensive medical bills, an extended hospital stay and long-term treatment costs. Your injury might also prevent you from working during the recovery process and from pursuing your normal course of employment in the future.  

It doesn’t matter if the injury resulted from a car accident, a slip and fall injury or a boating accident, the financial compensation will be established according to the damages suffered by the victim. These damages can be both physical and mental.

The damage award is usually established after negotiation between the parties involved and their attorneys.

Damages are paid by the person or company at fault or their insurance companies. If negotiations fail, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed, and the case will go to court.

At the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm, we recognize the hardships associated with serious injuries. As a result, we are determined to help our injured clients obtain full compensation to cover all their medical bills and other financial losses. We also believe that when someone is injured, he/she should be fully compensated for his/her emotional pain and suffering. We do not settle unless we are recovering the full value of our client’s claim, taking into consideration not only his or her damages but the strengths and weaknesses of the case. We fight to ensure our clients recover the full amount of compensation they need to maintain a high quality of life while learning to adapt to the new challenges and/or limitations they face.

Tips for Recovering Compensation in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you or a loved one is seriously injured as a result of another person's negligence, you will most likely be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure the highest chances of a full financial recovery:

  • hire an experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible;
  • write down any specific details immediately following the accident;
  • save all possible evidence, including broken products or packaging materials if you believe you were harmed by a product, defective drug or medical device;
  • seek appropriate medical care immediately (sometimes people do not realize the extent of their injuries immediately after an accident).

For more information about seeking compensation, please contact our personal injury attorneys at the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm by calling 1-800-722-4176 or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

Mr. O'Brien will meet with you personally to discuss the circumstances of your case. He will listen to the details of your situation and provide you with legal advice on how to proceed.

DISCLAIMER:  This article is not a substitute for legal advice and in no way constitutes legal advice or gives rise to an attorney-client relationship. Adequate counsel is fact-dependent and requires independent analysis and inquiry specific to your situation and circumstances. This article is simply meant as a guide to explain in general and brief terms certain issues and serves to provide general information. Contact O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm at 916-714-8200 if you require legal help or wish to seek legal advice for your specific legal issue(s).