What Damages are Available in Catastrophic Injury Cases in California?

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If you or your loved one suffering catastrophic injuries caused by another person’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation. Catastrophic injuries often result in extensive medical bills and lost wages. You and your family shouldn’t have to pay the consequences for someone else’s negligence. The San Francisco catastrophic injury attorneys at Scarlett Law Group explain what damages are recoverable for catastrophic injury cases in California.

Recoverable Damages for Catastrophic Injuries

Compensatory damages are compensations for the losses in a personal injury claim. There are three different types of compensations that a person can receive after suffering a catastrophic injury.

Below are the three different compensatory damages recoverable in California:

  • Economic Damages: Economic damages are compensations for all financial expenses related to the accident. This may include past and future economic expenses, medical equipment, therapy, and lost wages. An experienced attorney can help you calculate all your past expenses and create an estimate for future expenses.
  • Non-economic Damages: Non-economic damages are compensations for the pain and suffering, emotional distress, or physical impairment. Catastrophic injuries often have a serious impact on the victim and their family.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are a form of punishment for the parties responsible for the accident. Punitive damages are only awarded if the judge believes it is necessary to punish the negligent parties.

Call Our San Francisco Catastrophic Injury Lawyers!

If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury and you are seeking compensation, you need the guidance of an experienced attorney. For over 25 years Scarlett Law Group has been helping those injured across San Francisco obtain the compensation they need to protect their family and their future. Our team has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. We are here to help you from beginning to end.

Give our team a call today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a free consultation!

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