The Fresno personal injury lawyers of Torem & Associates handle a variety of personal injury cases. We believe that injury victims deserve to be treated fairly by the insurance company. Therefore, we fight for just and fair settlements for each of our clients. When you are injured because of the carelessness, negligence, or recklessness of another person or party, you have the legal right to pursue a damage claim under California’s personal injury laws.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits
Many people associate motor vehicle accidents with personal injury law. While many of the cases we handle arise from traffic-related crashes, many other accidents and incidents can give rise to a personal injury case.
Our Fresno injury lawyers represent clients who have suffered injuries related to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Serious Work Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability (aka Slip and Fall)
- Product Liability Claims
- Wrongful Death
People can be injured in a variety of situations. It is important that if you are injured in an accident, you seek medical attention immediately. A delay in medical care could compromise your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries.
In addition, we encourage you to contact our office as quickly as possible for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Mistakes and missteps made early in a case could result in a delay or denial of your injury claim. We want to help you get the money you need to provide much-needed support as you continue to recover from a tragic accident.
Types of Damages in a Fresno Personal Injury Claim
Just as many different types of accidents can result in a personal injury lawsuit, there are several types of damages that you might be entitled to receive compensation for when you file a claim. The types of damages in your case depend on several factors. Our lawyers seek to maximize compensation by including all damages in your demand for settlement.
Damages are divided into two categories — economic and non-economic damages.
Examples of economic damages include:
- Cost of medical expenses, including actual costs to date and anticipated future costs
- The loss of income, including the actual amount of income lost to date plus any future lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Loss of business opportunities or employment opportunities
- Wrongful death
- Damage to personal property
- Cost of housekeeping, child care, and other domestic services
- Other out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Stress and anxiety
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship
In addition to economic damages and non-economic damages, punitive damage may be awarded in some cases. Punitive damages are special damages intended to punish a defendant for gross, willful, and wanton behavior that resulted in the injury to another person. In other words, the defendant’s actions were carried out with malice or a blatant disregard for the safety of others.
Our Fresno Attorneys Can Help
Torem & Associates offers free consultations so that accident victims and their families can learn more about their legal options. We work hard to protect your legal rights. Call our office at (559) 500-5000 or 1-800-954-4444 or use the contact form on our website to schedule your free appointment with a Fresno personal injury lawyer.