California law provides that an individual must be compensated for injuries resulting from the negligent conduct of another. In case of a car accident, the at-fault driver's insurance must compensate the victim of injuries caused by their insured. Generally speaking, the victim is entitled to be made whole with compensation for his injuries.
An auto accident or personal injury victim is most commonly entitled to "economic" damages. Economic damages, also known as special damages, consist of out of pocket loss because of the injury. Special damages can typically include hospital bills, lost wages because of missed work, or property damage
A personal injury victim may also recover general damages. General damages, also known as non-economic damages, consist of losses that may not be objectively measured. General damages can include compensation for an injury accident victim's pain and suffering that may not be exactly quantified. In most cases, general damages can only exist if special damages exist.
Gill Law Group is a Brea personal injury law firm representing victims of injuries caused by others. Our firm represents those who have been injured by negligent drivers, harmful drugs, or medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been recently injured in a car accident, contact a car accident lawyer at our Brea office.