What Damages Are Available In a Personal Injury Case?
There are two main types of damages recoverable in personal injury cases, economic and non-economic. Economic damages compensate for quantifiable losses such as medical expenses and missed days at work while non-economic damages compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering or mental anguish. Texas law allows for an additional category of damages, special damages that compensate for losses related to an injury victim’s specific situation. For example, if a stay-at-home mom is injured and unable to care for her children, she may be eligible to recover for the cost of hiring childcare while she recovered. While special damages are similar to economic damages, Texas law requires that any special damages be specifically pled for in a claim.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
There are many benefits to hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer as you navigate your case. First of all, our Houston personal injury attorneys can ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company or the liable party. We have a solid knowledge of the personal injury laws that can affect your case and we know how to apply specific laws to the advantage of your case. We also hold a strong ability to negotiate fair compensation from our clients' insurance companies. Insurance providers profit by compensating injured individuals and will, therefore, offer a lower settlement than deserved whenever possible. If your case goes to court, you can be represented by a member of our firm. In order to ensure that you obtain the best possible result, seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm!