About Braff Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal injury accidents can occur when we least expect it and when they do, injuries can occur ranging from a few cuts and bruises to life changing. An accident can turn a simple day of going to work and then home with the family, to months or even years confined to a wheelchair or bed. While some accidents can be prevented, not every one of them can be stopped. Reckless behavior and another individual’s carelessness can change your life forever. When it does, you may be able to file suit against them and obtain some compensation for your injuries.
Injuries received in an accident can be difficult to endure, as well as the emotional stress that the whole situation can place on you and everyone involved. As soon as an accident occurs, insurance companies will get involved. At the same time, you are dealing with your injuries as well as the pain and suffering associated with it making it difficult to concentrate on any meetings and discussions you may be having during that time. The result could mean that you get less than what you deserve for your accident. That is why you want to hire one of our professional and experienced personal injury lawyers at Braff Personal Injury Attorneys that will assist you every step of the way so you can concentrate on what matters the most…you.
Calculate and Evaluate Your Case
Once you hire our legal firm, the first thing we will want to do is evaluate all the information; reports, documents, pictures from the scene, and more. This will help us determine the total value of your case over all to see what it is actually worth. The total value will include damages, injuries, and the financial burden this accident has cost you.
Assessing the damages and measuring the impact of your case will not be an easy task for our injury lawyers. We will need to obtain medical treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation documentation because of this accident and this does take time. Your injuries can take a few weeks or a few years to recover from and the cost of rehabilitation can be very high. This is why it is very important to work with our team at Braff Personal Injury Attorneys.
Assessment of Damages
As expert personal injury lawyers with experience, we have the knowledge and use this to acquire the information we need for your case. We ensure that the victim in an accident is compensated for any damages they receive due to the fault of and defendant. While insurance companies normally pay for some or most of these damages, it doesn’t occur every time in Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister.
Not every personal injury case will go to trial, in fact, more than 90% of cases are settled out of court instead. If your case cannot be settled out of court with negotiation with the other parties involved, then our team of expert attorneys will be prepared and ready to be presented in court. As your personal injury lawyer, we can take this step, by gathering all the information needed to represent the amount of compensation you are requesting in your suit.
Common Types of Damages
At Braff Personal Injury Attorneys, we know that damages received in a personal injury case are normally classified as punitive or compensatory. Punitive cases mean that the compensation that you are requesting will include expenses for your personal injuries as well as any financial loss you have endured due to your injuries. Punitive damages are to also punish the defendant for acting in a careless or reckless manner. We will help you such that the maximum compensation is awarded to help make you financially stable again. Not all damages can be placed on paper and added in with a specific dollar amount. Damages can include:
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Emotional distress
- All hospital and medical treatment
- Home maintenance including housekeeping services
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering in general
- Loss of income both past and future
In some cases, punitive damages can look different to everyone however if the behavior of the defendant seems outrageous then punitive damages may be awarded if for no other reason but to hurt the wallet or the purse of the defendant.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call on Braff Personal Injury Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation to determine your next step in obtaining compensation in Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister.