What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
If you are injured in an accident or lose a loved one in an accident, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Many people who are involved in serious accidents often ask the question: What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth? After all, you may be facing steep medical bills, a loss of income because you can't go to work and pain and suffering. All of these financial losses are referred to as "damages" by personal injury lawyers. Damages refer to losses you have suffered financially, physically and emotionally.
Let's say you were injured in a rear-end car accident in San Antonio and are wondering what your case is worth. Without knowing the specifics, it's difficult to put a number on your case. Your best bet would be to contact a car accident attorney and provide some details. You can call Herrera Law Firm anytime to learn about your rights. Call 1-800-455-1054 or contact us online.
But generally speaking, a lawyer typically would pursue compensation from the person or company that is responsible for your accident. An attorney typically consults with experts who can advocate on your behalf. The attorney may need to track down witnesses and examine the scene of the accident to build a case that delivers results.
Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The following are some of the damages that are commonly awarded in a personal injury claim:
Medical expenses - You may be entitled to compensation for the cost of medical care and reimbursement for your treatment.
Loss of wages - You may be unable to work, or you may have to reduce your hours after an accident. An attorney can help determine the full impact the accident has on your income and pursue compensation for that lost income. Additionally, your lawyer might help you pursue damages for the money you would have been able to make in the future if your accident did not happen. This is referred to as "loss of earning capacity."
Property loss - Whether it's your vehicle, clothes or other items damaged or destroyed due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of property.
Pain and suffering - When you experience pain and suffering during and immediately after the accident.
Emotional distress - When you experience emotional problems such as fear or anxiety or sleep loss that is linked to the accident
Loss of enjoyment - When you can no longer enjoy hobbies and other day-to-day activities as a result of the accident.
Loss of consortium - This refers to the impact an accident has on your relationship with your spouse, such as the inability to maintain a sexual relationship.
Punitive damages - In some cases, the negligent individual or company's behavior is particularly egregious or reckless and the victim is awarded damages meant to punish the at-fault individual or entity.
Find Out How Herrera Law Firm Can Help
As experienced personal injury attorneys, we have helped people injured in a variety of different accidents get the results they need and deserve. To learn more about your rights, call Herrera Law Firm now at 1-800-455-1054 or contact us online. Your case evaluation is free and you don't pay us unless we obtain a financial recovery.
The Herrera Law Firm
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-1054