IWV Legal proudly serves clients throughout Kern County on Personal Injury cases.
If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, you must remain aware of your rights and options. Seeking personal injury compensation can help alleviate the financial burden caused by medical bills and lost wages. California's legal system allows injury victims to hold responsible parties accountable.
Navigating this legal process alone is daunting and overwhelming. That's where IWV Legal comes in. We are a team of personal injury attorneys working for California City. With our skills, we can help gather evidence, determine liability, and negotiate for a fair settlement. With our support and guidance, you can focus on healing and moving forward after a traumatic experience.
To meet with our lawyers, schedule time with us online.
Injury claims are an effective way to seek justice for the damages caused by someone else's behavior. Ultimately, they aim to compensate you for your time, expenses, and personal misery.
Filing a claim can hold the responsible party accountable for their actions, preventing similar incidents from happening to others.
However, pursuing your claim is a complex legal process, and it’s always best to work with an experienced attorney. Our team may be able to take on your case, significantly increasing your chances of a successful outcome.
How Does Filing a Claim Pay Me Back?
At its core, a personal injury claim is about paying you back for the damages you’ve suffered. If you’ve been hurt, such a claim can compensate you for:
You may be entitled to receive repayment for any medical expenses you incurred because of your injury.
This cost can include everything from doctor's appointments and hospital stays to prescription medications and physical therapy.
Our firm can help you keep track of all of these expenses. Doing so can help you accurately calculate the compensation you need.
One significant source of suffering is through lost wages. Because you were hurt, you may be unable to work for an extended period, leading to missed income and an inability to cover your basic living expenses.
Filing a claim can help you recover from this financial hardship. That way, you can focus on your physical recovery without worrying about how to make ends meet.
To determine the compensation you may be owed, our lawyers can evaluate your case and guide you throughout the process.
Lost Potential Wages
These are wages that you could have earned if not for your injuries. For example, recovery may have forced you to miss a promotion or stopped you from pursuing a new career.
Recovering lost potential wages helps ensure that you are not financially burdened by the accident. A successful personal injury claim can allow you to provide for yourself and your loved ones.
Calculating lost potential is a complex process. It requires a thorough understanding of your earning potential and the injury’s impact on your ability to work. We are prepared to put in the long hours to investigate these factors and ask for a fair amount of reimbursement.
You may be entitled to compensation for the property damage you've incurred. Property expenses usually involve the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged property. They may also include any other related expenses, such as towing fees or car rental costs.
Our team knows which receipts can help you get the highest payback for your time and expenses. We can help negotiate with insurance companies or other parties to reach a fair settlement for your property damage.
You could also receive money that pays you back for the personal misery you experienced. This is often called “pain and suffering” damages. These damages are considered “non-economic” because they don’t directly compensate you for money you spent or lost.
Pain and suffering damages include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional pain
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Your inability to function in daily life
- The impact the injury has had on your relationships
Assigning a monetary value to these damages is not easy, but our firm is up to the task. Our skilled professionals can help determine the non-economic damages you deserve and work toward making sure you receive them.
Punitive Damages in California
Sometimes, a court asks a defendant to pay extra money, called punitive damages. This order is designed to punish defendants for willful or grossly negligent behavior.
California will not award punitive damages in every case. To receive this money, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant knew what they were doing was wrong, but they chose to do it anyway.
If the defendant in your case took overt steps that caused you harm, we are here to help prove these facts in court.
For all your personal injury needs in California City, trust our team to stand by your side. You can call our office today at (760) 713-8455 and speak with our pros.