There are TWO basic types of damages you can recover in your personal injury traffic accident case. They are what we call “special damages” and “general damages.”

  • Special damages are those damages that you can pencil out on paper – these damages have fixed numbers. There are typically three types of special damages – Property Damage, Medical Damages and Loss of Earnings.
  • ​The second kind of damages – General damages – are more esoteric. They are not hard numbers. These are the damages you can recover for the interference with your normal life, like the pain, inconvenience and distress caused by the accident and your injuries. These would be like your inability to function normally in your social life, family life and in your normal hobbies and activities that you did before the accident.

Both special and general damages are recoverable to you if you are injured in a personal injury accident. The amount of each type of damages depends on the facts of your case. Sally Morin will elaborate on the individual types of damages special and general in my next video blog posts, so stay tuned!

If you have any questions about a particular personal injury case, please submit your case for review by the experienced personal injury team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We are top-ranked personal injury attorneys with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Jose.

This video and accompanying text is not intended to be a source of legal advice for any purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information in this video and text does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AFTER AN ACCIDENT

It is essential to know your rights after a traffic accident so you can protect yourself and the value of your claim.
This guide will help you:

  • 1Know what to do when dealing with insurance claims, police reports and lawyers.
  • 2Avoid making mistakes that undermine the value of your claim
  • 3Put yourself in a position to get the best settlement possible