If you were hurt in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, a Hermosa Beach personal injury attorney at Dinsmore & Sandelmann can help you get fair compensation. We are here to make sure the responsible party steps in and pays their dues for your suffering.
Types of Accident Claims
We have handled all types of accidents, including:
Accidents between two passenger vehicles are the most common type of personal injury cases. In even minor car accidents, victims can suffer serious injuries that result in costly medical bills and lost time at work.
The most common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Defective car parts
- Poorly designed roads
Accidents between an 18 wheeler and a car can result in major injuries for the people in the smaller vehicle. The truck driver as well as the trucking company may be held accountable, as well as other parties.
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by reckless or distracted drivers sharing the road with motorcycles — not the motorcycle riders themselves. Due to the lack of protection around them, riders are often severely injured in accidents. Even if they are wearing protective clothing and helmets, the rider is still at risk of catastrophic injury.
Bicyclists are also at the mercy of other drivers and at risk of suffering serious injuries when getting into an accident. Bicyclists are often hurt when drivers are distracted, driving recklessly, or just in a rush. Bicycle accidents can occur on roads, bike lanes and bike paths.
Dog Bite Injuries
If you have been bitten by a loose dog, the dog owner’s should be held responsible for your injuries. In most cases, the dog owner is “strictly liable,” which means they are liable even if they were not negligent.
If you were hurt on someone else’s property because of the property owner’s negligence, you may be able to file a premises liability claim. This includes personal property and commercial property, such a retail store or hotel.
In serious accidents, your injuries may be so severe that they have a permanent effect on your life. You may no longer be able to take care of yourself and need special care on a permanent basis. Our accident lawyers will help you collect current and future medical costs, expenses for caregivers, assisted living, etc.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are one form of catastrophic injury that typically require long-term care and assistance. At Dinsmore & Sandelmann, our Hermosa Beach personal injury attorneys will help you get maximum compensation to ease your burden after a traumatic experience that may change your life forever.
Brain injuries are also catastrophic injuries because they can require extensive long-term care. Accident victims who have suffered brain injuries often have physical, psychological and emotional effects. In some cases, victims of brain injuries may never be able to go back to work or lead a normal life.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover?
In a personal injury case, compensation is referred to as “damages.” The purpose of awarding damages is to restore the accident victim’s life to the way it was before. This is done by putting a monetary value on the harm that has been suffered.
The two most common types of damages awarded in accident cases are economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages involve compensation for a value that can be determined based on verifiable monetary losses. This usually includes:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future impairments
- Lost income/loss of earning capacity
Non-economic damages compensate the accident victim for non-monetary losses. These amounts awarded are subjective and can vary quite a bit. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of society, consortium or companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Read more about the types of damages available in personal injury cases.
Get Help From A Hermosa Beach Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you were hurt in an accident, schedule a free consultation with a Hermosa Beach personal injury attorney at Dinsmore & Sandelmann today. We are here to act in your best interest and help you obtain fair compensation. Our experts will determine the true cost of your injuries, not just now but for as long as they will affect your life. We will fight for your right to be fully compensated for the damages you’ve suffered.
Our trial lawyers handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means you will not pay any legal fees until we have recovered compensation for you.