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Getting the money you deserve after you’re injured in a car accident is essential to your recovery. In nearly all car accidents, the insurance companies have defense lawyers who will fight hard to prevent you from getting the maximum dollar.  Let a former insurance defense lawyer, Brad Nakase, be your San Diego car accident attorney.

If you were injured in a car accident in San Diego, I could help with your personal injury claim. I will protect your rights and get you needed medical care while pursuing the maximum money compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance company. If Medi-Cal paid for your medical bills, I would assist you with a Medi-Cal lien under the California Personal Injury Program.

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After a Car Crash in San Diego

A car accident may result in various types of injuries, such as neck injuries (whiplash), back injuries, damage to your soft tissue, nerves, and muscles, bone fractures, cuts, lacerations, and some internal injuries may be severe. These serious injuries may require medical care and attention from expert professionals.

Receiving medical treatment for your injuries post-car accident is just the beginning. Your injuries could require further care and treatment, including long periods of physical therapy, being under prescribed medication, and possibly requiring surgeries.

Evaluating Your Auto Collision in San Diego

Brad Nakase is an experienced personal injury attorney that will prioritize your well-being and ensure you receive the proper medical treatment and care you need after being injured in a car accident. Not only will Brad Nakase help you get medical treatment, but he will also help you pursue a possible negligence lawsuit after thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding your car accident. As your personal injury lawyer, Brad will obtain the auto collision report from the San Diego Police Department; he will speak with those involved and all witnesses and ensure that the liable party or parties are identified with the help of experts.

Dealing with the Liable Driver’s Insurance Company

The first thing one must do after being injured in a car accident is to consult with a car accident lawyer in San Diego, especially an attorney who know is familiar with the local courts and their rules. It would be best if you spoke with a San Diego car accident attorney first before thinking of communicating with the liable driver’s insurance company. Doing so could result in you settling your injury claim for less than the actual amount of money that you are entitled to. The other party’s insurance company would attempt to minimize your damages and use any statements regarding the car accident to mitigate their insured’s liability. If you hire a San Diego car accident attorney to represent you, they will ensure you the maximum financial compensation from the liable party’s insurance company.

Attorney Brad Nakase would start work as your car accident lawyer by compiling all the factual information regarding the auto collision in San Diego. This will include information and details of your injuries, the medical treatment you receive, and all the costs. All this information will be part of a “demand letter” drafted by attorney Brad Nakase and sent to the liable driver’s insurance company to begin settlement discussions and reach an agreement. The responsible driver’s insurance company might choose not to settle the case. If so, the next step would be to file a personal injury lawsuit in San Diego’s Superior Court to recover the maximum amount of money for you.

Money Recovery after a Car Crash in San Diego

Past medical expenses

You may be able to recover all the expenses you have incurred while treating your injuries. Such fees include chiropractic care, imaging diagnostics, physical therapy, and doctor and hospital costs.

Under Civil Code section 3333, you are entitled to recover the value of the necessary medical care and services caused by the liable party’s negligence. This may also include recovering medical expenses that are yet not paid. 

Future medical expenses

You may be able to recover future medical expenses as well. If you are seriously injured, you may be entitled to recover the value of medical services that are reasonable and necessary for your future treatment. In trial, the jury would have to determine the probability of your need for future medical treatment and services. A doctor is not required to testify for this nor state if they believe you will be disabled or still injured in the future. All that is needed is evidence that will help establish disability will undoubtedly occur, and this could include testimony from an expert. One can still try to recover damages, even if it is hard to calculate the costs of any future medical costs and expenses.

Lost Wages and Future Earnings

When you are seriously injured in a car crash, there is a possibility that you might be left unable to go to work. Being unable to work can result in you losing wages and any future earnings while you recover. Thankfully, you may be able to recover these losses.

Loss of your capacity and ability to earn money is separate from the wages you start to lose from the moment of your car crash injury until the time of trial. Your loss of wages may be recovered as special damages if proven reasonably. More so, your ability to earn wages determines how it will affect your potential to make in the future. In the case of future earnings, your past earnings are not considered.

If you were unemployed when the car crash occurred, you could still be entitled to compensation for losing your earning capacity. Unemployment at the time of the auto collision does not keep you from the possibility nor the right to receive compensation for losing your earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering from Serious Car Collision in San Diego

Pain and suffering resulting from a car accident is something that you may also receive monetary compensation for. To recover financial compensation for pain and suffering, you must be able to show the courts not only the nature of the harm and injury but also the severity of it. This is only if the money damages are reasonable, according to the duration and the intensity of your injury or harm done. Proof or exact calculation is not needed regarding pain and suffering compensation. A personal injury attorney in San Diego would be able to assist in showing what is required to recover monetary compensation for your pain and suffering.

Suppose your injury is extremely severe and permanent rather than temporary. In that case, there is also a possibility that you can recover compensation for the pain and suffering you will have to endure in the future.

Monetary compensation is awarded to those who have experienced pain and suffering due to the liable party’s negligence being inconvenient, annoying, and interfering with you and your family’s comfort because of the car accident. To determine the damages awarded to you, the courts will consider and investigate all the factual evidence produced, rather than you having to prove an exact monetary amount of damages.

Brad Nakase is an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer. His many years of being a personal injury attorney have taught him that although these cases are time-consuming, recovering damages from car accident injuries is his specialty. As one of San Diego’s top car accident attorneys, Brad Nakase has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to help you win your case. Brad Nakase hopes to earn your trust and help you carry out your personal injury case to completion and recover the maximum monetary compensation for your injuries.

Remember, in California, and according to law, you have two years from the car crash date to file a lawsuit against the liable party. Give us a call today. We would love to hear your story.

Updated on 06/23/2022 by Claudia