Your injury accident may present many challenges for you. The accident may have inflicted a variety of types of harm upon you and your family. When that happens, you need a skilled San Mateo injury attorney working for you to get you an award that covers all of the different types of damages that you have suffered. Whether through judgment or settlement, your knowledgeable attorney can help you get a result that you need.
A case recently reported by the Fresno Bee was an example of that kind of accident. J.S.G. was roughly 15 minutes away from work on May 1, 2017 when his commute ended prematurely. At an intersection in Tulare County, J.S.G.’s passenger sedan and a van collided. By coincidence, the driver of the van was employed by the same company that employed J.S.G. The van was hauling a trailer that was loaded down with ladders and portable toilets, according to the report.
Allegedly, the crash occurred because the van’s driver failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, along with significant injuries to his neck and back. According to the injured driver, he had undergone neck and back surgeries to address those injuries and continued to need therapy, the Bee reported.
When you are hurt in an accident like this, you may be entitled to seek a variety of types of damages. Once you are successful in establishing liability, you can seek compensation for the medical expenses you’ve racked up. J.S.G., who had already undergone two different surgeries, likely had a huge pile of medical bills that arose as a result of the crash.
There is also pain and suffering. Accidents that cause major neck and back injuries can be very damaging in this area. The amount of pain may be both substantial and long-lasting (if not permanent). Additionally, your neck and/or back injuries may permanently alter your lifestyle, as the pain or the physical limitations caused by the injuries may prevent you from a spectrum of activities, from hobbies like running, biking or fishing to participating in a full and active manner in the lives of your young children or grandchildren.
In addition to the massive medical expense you incur, as well as the pain and suffering you experience in your auto accident, there may be other forms of harm. These kinds of accidents can change a person’s life forever, including in relation to work. J.S.G. had worked for his employer at its warehouse for nearly two decades. According to his lawsuit, the injuries he suffered in this crash meant that he was unlikely ever to return to his old job. This kind of harm can be very severe for workers whose incomes are derived less from their education or credentials, and more from their tenure of experience with their employer.
Once J.S.G. was able to amass all his evidence, he was positioned to negotiate for a substantial settlement. Eventually, the employer agreed to pay the injured man the sum of $4.5 million to end the case.
Whether your accident has caused you to incur medical expenses, experience pain and suffering or has impaired your ability to make a living (or all of the above), you need the kind of diligent legal team that knows how to help you get all the damages you need. The hardworking San Mateo personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos have been helping injured people for many years to do exactly that. To set up a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us at 650-345-8484 or through our website.
More Blog Posts:
An Injured California Truck Driver Rejects a $50K Settlement, Wins $1.63M Verdict in a Jury Trial, San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog, Published January 30, 2019
California Teen Obtains $1.55M Jury Verdict in Intersection Crash Case Despite Declining Treatment at the Scene of the Accident, San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog, Published November 28, 2018