Serious Injuries

Most states, including the state of California, generally agree that a serious accident can lead to severe injuries and this often means residual pain and suffering, future medical treatment, and loss of wages. Serious injuries will usually involve surgery, ongoing rehabilitation, disfigurement, and chronic pain management.

Types of serious injuries can include:

Besides the physical toll it can take on the body, there are emotional effects from serious injuries as well. The emotional trauma resulting from serious injury incidents is just as real and deserving of proper compensation as the physical trauma.


Your medical bills may exceed the limits on your policy. Also, insurance companies may not even take into account any of your emotional pain and suffering, or your time lost from work and away from your family.

Without proper legal representation, you may be found liable for fees you never even realized you would incur.

Fees you may wind up liable for can include any of the following:

  • Future medical procedures
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Loss of relationships and marriage (consortium)
  • Lost wages and related expenses
Determining If You Have a Legal Claim

A legal case can be made through a serious injury lawsuit or insurance claim, and lets you recover money for damages. This is also true when another person is found to be legally liable for causing the accident or creating the situation that led up to the injury. The reason for an injury claim is to permit the injured party to be granted compensation for the injury. Besides the hospital bills, it also includes other damages like lost wages and emotional trauma, and even compensation for mental pain and loss of quality of life and suffering.

Preparing Your Case for Serious Injuries

Insurance companies will attempt to deny or minimize your compensation for a serious injury. They may also try to pay the absolute minimum for medical bills, not accounting for the impact on quality of life for you and your loved ones. We can help you fight back. We have the experience to fight for your case.

Evidence to Help Prove Your Claim:

  • A police report documenting the circumstances leading up to your serious injury.
  • An incident report prepared by the other party where a slip and fall occurred, such as the store or other business where the incident took place.
  • Eyewitness statements regarding the details of the when, where, and how your injury occurred.
  • Photographs from the incident scene and any records that may help document the cause and circumstances surrounding your injury.
  • Records of all medical treatment connected to your injury – including emergency services, clinic visits, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, and physical therapists.
  • Documentation of lost work wages and records showing your expected income, to verify a lost wages claim.
  • Proof from a doctor or medical professional regarding the cause of your serious injuries. For example, if you have a torn ligament, the other party can argue it was the result of other causes, such as muscle aging. The doctor or other medical professional handling your medical care would need to go on record stating that it was the direct result of the incident in the serious injury claim that the ligament tore; that this was not due to some other factor.
Do I Need A Lawyer?

A serious injury case requires serious attention. Bridgewater Law Group is highly adept to take on a variety of multi-layered, complex legal matters. An insurance company will likely try to devalue your claim, or even your injuries, alleging that they may not be serious. You have options and you can pursue a rightful settlement. Bridgewater Law Group knows what tactics insurance companies will use and we can fight them.

Your win is our win, and we work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome for your case. We know when the best offer is on the table and when there is more settlement there to pursue. We will not stop until the best settlement to compensate for your pain and suffering is made.

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