Unexpected accidents can happen at any time. When they do, it is important to have an attorney on your side who can fight for your right to the compensation you deserve through personal injury litigation. The personal injury attorneys at White and Bright, LLP have a strong track record of successfully representing clients who have suffered physical, emotional, and monetary losses due to the negligence of another. Whether you have been injured in a car crash, a slip and fall, a bicycle collision, or another type of accident, we are committed to walking with you every step of the way to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you were injured in an accident, your life can change drastically. You might require a significant amount of medical treatment, rehabilitative care, surgery, and physical therapy. You may also be unable to work or participate in your usual activities — and require assistance to carry out your chores at home. In the event someone else was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, it is critical to hold them accountable.
At White and Bright, we represent clients for a variety of accident claims, including those related to:
Drawing upon our proficiencies in a variety of other practice areas, including construction law, real estate, and estate planning, we utilize our vast knowledge for the benefit of our personal injury clients. In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience working for and with insurance companies and government entities in defending a broad array of personal injury claims. The defense background of our attorneys allows us to understand the tactics and strategies insurance companies will use to deny or minimize recovery.
Our legal team takes a tailored approach in each case and will carefully craft a comprehensive strategy to achieve the best possible results. While some cases can be settled through vigorous negotiations, others must be litigated in the courtroom to secure a favorable outcome. The attorneys at White and Bright are both skillful negotiators and formidable litigators who know how to navigate the nuances of personal injury litigation, even in the most complicated cases.
Personal injury litigation can be complex. Not only is it necessary to prove that you suffered a serious injury, but you must also establish that another party is to blame in order to be awarded compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you may be eligible to recover a variety of damages.
Economic damages are the foundation of every California personal injury action. This category of damages compensates an accident victim for the “objectively verifiable monetary losses” they suffered in connection with the accident. These damages can include a broad scope of pecuniary losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, future lost earnings, and out-of-pocket costs.
Also commonly referred to as “pain and suffering,” non-economic damages are much more difficult to quantify and can include various non-pecuniary losses. Specifically, these damages are meant to compensate a victim for the pain and suffering they experienced due to their accident-related injuries. Non-economic damages can cover emotional distress or mental trauma, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
In limited cases, a third category of damages might also be available. California law allows an award of punitive damages when a victim can show by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with malice, extreme recklessness, or they intentionally caused the injuries. Punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar conduct. Notably, these damages are not based on the amount of monetary losses the victim suffered, but how reprehensible the defendant’s conduct was.
At White and Bright, we understand the many ways an accident-related injury can affect your life. Applying our adeptness, experience, and extensive capabilities, we strive to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled for the physical, financial, and emotional impact of your injuries.
Life after an accident is hard — and the personal injury attorneys at White and Bright, LLP are committed to easing your burden. Providing personalized time and attention, and taking a client-centric approach in every case, we are dedicated to helping our clients secure the compensation they need to move forward. Located in Escondido, we represent clients throughout California. We welcome you to contact or call us at (760) 747-3200 to learn more about how we can help.