San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer
When we think about our lives, we realize we truly lack control over many areas. A distracted driver, a careless or inattentive property owner, or a clumsy coworker can all cause us or our loved ones to suffer injuries. In some cases, the injuries may be mild and will heal quickly; in other cases, the injuries may consist of serious burns, broken bones, and/or spine or neck injuries that may leave lasting damage and limitations. In extreme cases, our loved ones may suffer fatal injuries simply because someone was not going about their business in a reasonable and careful manner.
When a victim suffers such an injury in San Diego or elsewhere in San Diego County, filing a personal injury lawsuit is often one of the first steps on the road to recovery. While a successful suit cannot make bones heal faster, restore a lost ability to walk or use one’s appendages, or bring a decedent back to life, these suits provide injury victims and/or their families with financial compensation to assist them in paying for one’s medical bills and meeting other expenses they will face. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger, CHTD is a San Diego personal injury firm dedicated to helping San Diego residents who find themselves in such a situation.
Compensation is Available for San Diego Injury Victims
Because a court of law cannot repair injuries or undo physical harm caused to one person by another, a court’s only recourse when it is convinced that one person carelessly inflicted injury on another person is to order the latter to pay monetary damages to the former. These damages are designed to accomplish one purpose: compensate the victim for the losses and expenses he or she experienced (and is likely to experience in the future) as the result of the injury. This can include:
Compensation for medical treatment, surgeries, and procedures to treat an injury and/or restore functioning or appearance of an injured body part;
Compensation for lost wages due to missing work – including future wages that are likely to be missed due to future doctors’ appointments and procedures;
Compensation for decreased earning potential (if the injury victim is not able to return to his or her previous job and must accept a position with a lower wage and/or fewer hours);
Compensation for mental anguish, pain, and suffering along with other “noneconomic” losses.
Before a victim can obtain compensation, he or she must first prove by a preponderance of the evidence (that is, more likely true than not) that another person – the defendant – caused the victim’s injuries because the defendant acted in a careless, unreasonable, and/or negligent manner. Then, the victim must offer additional evidence establishing the extent of the victim’s injuries and what amount of monetary compensation is necessary to make the victim whole.
Contact an Experienced San Diego Personal Injury Law Firm Today
Attorney Jeffrey Jaeger of The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger, CHTD is a compassionate and skilled advocate who takes his San Diego clients’ recovery seriously. Jeffrey uses new technologies to present his clients’ cases to judges and juries in powerful yet easy-to understand ways. With Jeffrey’s assistance, injury victims need not worry about how to file their claim in court or the steps they must take to prosecute that claim: Jeffrey Jaeger is able to accomplish these and other essential tasks so that injury victims can focus on their health and their families. Learn more about the services that The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger, CHTD can offer you and/or your loved one after an injury accident by calling the firm’s San Diego office at (619) 930-9090.