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California law and the local laws of Anaheim acknowledge the fact that the experience of suffering a personal injury can be just as challenging as the resulting financial impact. California allows personal injury plaintiffs not only to claim damages such as medical expenses, property damage, and lost income, but also compensation for their pain and suffering. Every court has different methods for calculating these damages, but most plaintiffs can typically expect their pain and suffering compensation to be a multiple of their claimed economic damages.
Plaintiffs in California personal injury cases can claim compensation for all medical expenses related to their claims, such as hospital treatment and physical therapy following a car accident. If a plaintiff’s injuries cause them to miss work, the plaintiff can claim the income lost during their recovery as damages in the case. Some injuries may leave plaintiffs unable to work in the future, and these plaintiffs may have grounds to sue for their lost future income and earning potential.
In some cases, plaintiffs may also receive punitive damages. As the name suggests, punitive damages serve to further punish willfully dangerous, malicious, or grossly negligent behavior to discourage similar conduct in the future. The amount a plaintiff receives in punitive damages typically hinges on the overall wealth of the defendant. Unlike other states, California places no cap or limit on the amount a plaintiff may receive in punitive damages, and the state’s courts generally adhere to awarding punitive damages that reasonably reflect the seriousness of the defendant’s negligence or dangerous behavior.
California provides a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. This time limit starts ticking on the date an injury occurs or the date an injured person discovers the harm done by the defendant’s negligence. An Anaheim personal injury lawyer can help an injured plaintiff gather physical evidence, documentation, records, eyewitness testimony, and other materials to build a solid case against a negligent defendant.
If you believe you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in Anaheim, you need to contact a reliable and experienced Anaheim personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Easton & Easton is available to help, and our team is currently accepting personal injury clients throughout the Anaheim area. Contact the Easton & Easton team today to schedule a case evaluation with one of our attorneys, and we will be happy to let you know how our team can help with your recovery.