Car Crash Injuries
Being involved in a car accident can be a devastating experience. This is especially true if you suffer a catastrophic injury or lose a loved one as a result of the accident. Medical bills, accompanying anxiety and/or fear of driving, and lost wages are only some of the obstacles that people have to overcome when they have been injured in a car accident due to another person's negligence.
At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we zealously advocate for each of our clients using the facts that we receive from you and the laws that we know how to apply. Our attorneys have experience handling cases involving a wide array of injuries that stem from car accidents, including:
A $552,858 verdict for a client who was rear ended and sustained serious neck injuries.
$600,000 for a Canadian citizen who we represented. This client was injured as the result of a rollover car crash that happened because of the icy road conditions just outside of Reno, Nevada.
A $900,000 settlement to a husband and wife who were hit from behind while parked on the side of Highway 101. The injuries alleged were primarily for emotional distress.
A $1 million settlement for parents who lost their daughter in a horrible car accident. The police subsequently contended, erroneously, that the accident was the fault of the deceased daughter.
A $1.115 million policy limits settlement for a wife and three children. This example resulted from a car crash that killed the husband and father of the children.
A $2 million recovery for a California public school employee who was involved in an auto accident. In this particular case, there was nothing offered to our client in the initial settlement offer.
A $2.5 million settlement for a young child who lost her mother in a car accident caused by a ladder falling from a construction vehicle.How Will a Court Calculate My Damages?
The monetary amount of damages that one can be awarded in California for a personal injury lawsuit is dependent upon a number of different variables. One variable that can affect the amount of damages awarded or settled on surrounds the issue of liability. If there is one party that is purely liable on its own, then the value of the claim will be higher for that person compared to scenarios in which parties share liability.
Claims against defendants in which the plaintiff is suing as a result of intentional or reckless misconduct can carry heftier settlements or awards for damages. If appropriate, the court will award punitive damages, which are monies awarded in addition to economic damages.More Than One Party Is Responsible for My Injuries. Can I Only Sue One of Them?
This is a question that you will absolutely want to bring up with one of our experienced attorneys. In California, each liable party for the defense will share equally in the economic damages, like medical bills or the cost of repair to damaged property. This is different from "non-economic" damages in that the defendants only share those damages for which they are liable.
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. has spent over two decades representing clients using our experience and legal knowledge. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a car accident, call us toll free at (408) 289-1417, and speak to one of our car accident attorneys about your case today.