If you suffered an injury due to another's negligence, you have probably wondered, "How much is my case worth?" When it comes to personal injury law, a variety of factors determine the actual value of your claim. What's more, it's difficult to predict the value of your case because every accident, injury, and effect on victims is different. When clients ask our Beaumont personal injury lawyers about what they can expect when it comes to a settlement or verdict in their case, we make it a point to focus on the types of damages victims are eligible to recover in successful cases. As we work their case, we can then help them identify their unique damages and work to recover them.
While all cases are different, there are some general damages victims are entitled to recover following preventable accidents. These include:
- Medical Damages (past and future)
- Lost wages and lost economic opportunities
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional injuries and mental anguish
- Other financial and noneconomic damages
Medical / Financial Expenses and Your Personal Injury Recovery
Depending on the type and severity of your accident, you could face serious – even overwhelming – medical expenses. This includes hospitalization, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, ongoing care, doctors' visits, and more. In order to recover full and fair compensation for these costs, it is imperative that you keep track of these costs after your accident. When handling claims, our legal team also assesses any future medical needs you may have as a result of your injuries, and works to recover those as well.
In addition to the direct cost of your medical treatment, you can seek compensation for general financial losses. This might include missed wages and property damage. If your injury will inhibit your ability work permanently, you may be eligible to seek compensation for lost earning potential as well.
Compensation for Noneconomic Damages
The term "noneconomic damages" refers to any damages that don't have a direct financial impact on your life. Typically, this refers to emotional damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of quality or enjoyment of life, among others.
Generally speaking, it is difficult to seek compensation for noneconomic damages without establishing some form of financial loss first. In many cases, injured individuals seek money for both financial and noneconomic losses.
Injured? Contact The Daspit Law Firm
If you're facing the aftermath of a serious injury that could and should have been prevented if not for negligence, speak with a Beaumont accident attorney from The Daspit Law Firm today. Our team is prepared to handle virtually any type of personal injury claim or lawsuit, so contact us and ask about our free consultations today!