What's My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Understanding Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
Many injured victims and families who have suffered damages at the hands
of another are interested in knowing what their case is worth. When injuries
create stress, piles of medical bills, and financial strains, it is natural
for one to want to know more about how they will pay for damages they
did not cause. The simple answer to this question is that
each personal injury case is unique. As no two situations, accidents, or injuries are exactly alike, it is
difficult to estimate how much your case will be worth. Other legal problems,
including the reluctance of insurance providers to fairly compensate victims,
can also impact your compensation recovery.
At the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we strive to prepare our clients for what
they can expect during their legal journey. While we may not be able to
provide an exact amount of compensation, we can use our insight and decades
of experience to anticipate how your case will proceed, your chances for
recovering damages, and whether your case has potential merits to stand
up in court. No matter the case, our
Dallas personal injury lawyers always fight for the
maximum compensation possible. The following information will help you better understand how compensation
is awarded and give you a better idea of what forms of compensation you
are eligible to recover.
Financial damages are measurable, objective expenses that you suffer as
a direct result of your injury and accident. Financial damages may include
past medical expenses and the expected costs for future medical care,
if applicable. In order to calculate future expenses, our firm often works
with medical experts to provide testimony that provides information about
the nature costs of your future medical needs. The costs of psychological
therapy are also included as medical expenses. Financial damages will
also include any lost work wages caused by your injury and inability to
work, as well as any loss of future work wages. In cases of
wrongful death, funeral expenses will also be included.
Although intangible and difficult to put a price on, emotional damages
will always be considered when determining your compensation. Your pain,
suffering, and mental anguish factor heavily into what you may be eligible
to recover. Any grief and suffering, and loss of support and companionship
suffered by a victim's family members as the result of an injury or
wrongful death will also be considered.
Punitive damages are awarded in cases that involve gross acts of negligence
and / or intentional misconduct. Punitive damages serve to further punish
wrongdoers and to set an example that deters others from committing similar
acts. They are not awarded in every case. Cases that involve
drunk driving accidents, for instance, commonly award victims punitive damages because any reasonable
person should know that drunk driving is inherently dangerous and illegal.
When victims are eligible to pursue punitive damages, our firm works tirelessly
to prove the necessary legal elements that will help our clients maximize
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While the breakdown of compensation awards can aid you in learning more
about what damages you are eligible to recover, our firm wants to stress
that these factors will always depend on the unique facts and circumstances
involved in a case. This being the case, we strongly encourage injured
victims and their loved ones to request a
case evaluation as soon as possible after an accident. Learn more about your rights as
a victim, what your case may potentially be worth, and how our firm can
help you recover the maximum compensation possible.
Contact the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., for the support and assistance you need.