Insurance companies are in the business of making money--by limiting what they pay in claims. An auto accident and the subsequent injuries suffered can GREATLY impact an individual’s life. You may never be able to restore your life to where it would have been prior to the personal injury you suffered. The only legal remedy usually available in a personal injury lawsuit is a monetary remedy. If you or anyone you know has been involved in an automobile accident and suffered a personal injury, you should consult an experienced automobile accident attorney as soon as possible. There are multiple grounds that an injured individual may recover on. California personal injury law permits victims of car accidents to be compensated for all damages that were sustained due to the negligence of the individual who struck the injured party. These damages include past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, as well as damages for pain and suffering.