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Following a work or automobile accident, you may wonder whether you can receive compensation for your injuries. If the accident is due to another party’s negligence, or the failure to use reasonable care, an injury attorney San Jose may help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the other party.
The court will consider several factors in determining whether you are eligible to receive damages for your injuries, and the amount of damages. For example, the court will consider the amount of your medical bills, future medical expenses and the possibility that you will need additional medical procedures to repair your injury. If your injury requires physical therapy, your injury attorney San Jose will ask for damages to cover rehabilitation expenses as well. In addition, you may be able to receive loss of wage damages if you are unable to return to work while you recover from your injuries.
In addition, an injury attorney San Jose may ask the court to award you damages for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages seek to compensate you for the mental anguish you experience because of your injuries. For example, if it is necessary for you to endure multiple surgeries to repair your injuries or if you cannot participate in activities you once enjoyed, you may be eligible to receive pain and suffering damages. However, pain and suffering damages can be difficult for a jury or judge to calculate, so it may be hard for your injury attorney San Jose to predict whether your injuries will qualify for pain and suffering damages, and the amount of compensation you are likely to receive.
The most important piece of evidence that you can provide during a personal injury case is your medical record. Therefore, it is important that you seek treatment as quickly following your accident as you can. In addition, the court will examine your medical records to see if your symptoms are consistent throughout the course of your medical record, and whether you completed all treatments recommended by your doctor. Continue to see your doctor regularly and complete all recommended medical care until the completion of your personal injury case. If you stop seeking treatment, the court may begin to question whether your condition is as severe as you describe.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be confusing, and you may have additional questions about the personal injury process or whether you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Therefore, contact an injury attorney San Jose as soon as possible. A delay in seeking legal assistance may negatively impact your ability to recover damages. If you need help finding an injury attorney San Jose, contact the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s website http://www.sccba.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=16 for information about the Lawyer Referral Service Program. In addition, you can visit the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara http://www.freelegalaid.com/nav/california/personal-injury/resource/supe... for instructions regarding how to file a personal injury lawsuit.