Texas Car Accident

Evaluating My Injuries

Texas Car Accident


HOW ARE INJURIES EVALUATED FROM A LEGAL POINT OF VIEW?

In 2019, there was one injury from a Texas car accident every two minutes and three seconds… that’s a staggering 256,797 injuries in total. The variety of injuries and trauma that are sustained in car accidents are incredibly varied, and each one of them has a real-world impact that needs to be taken into consideration for your case. To help you better understand how these need to be pursued, it’s good to know how your injuries will be evaluated and categorized from a legal standpoint.

ECONOMIC DAMAGES


Economic damages are objectively verifiable monetary losses. In other words, they are damages that can be proven, such as past and future medical expenses, loss of past and future earnings and loss of employment or business opportunities. For example, if you have a chiropractor bill for $3,000, that is the full-value economic damage for that injury, regardless of the pain and suffering you may have endured while sustaining that injury or while treating it down the road.

Medical Expenses

Medical Expenses

Reasonable and necessary medical expenses from reasonable a necessary medical services such as doctors, emergency room treatment, ambulance fees, radiology, chiros and more. A plaintiff must show that the expenses are related to medical conditions resulting from his or her injury.

Future Medical Expenses

Future Medical Expenses

Plaintiff proves that he or she will need continued medical care as a result of the accident or injury.

Lost Wages

Lost Wages

Money a plaintiff would have earned from the time of the injury to the date of settlement or judgment had the accident not occurred.

Lost Earning Capacity

Lost Earning Capacity

Plaintiff proves that his or her ability to earn money in the future has been impaired or diminished by the injuries caused by the accident.

Household Services

Household Services

Cost of hiring somebody to do things around the house while the plaintiff is recuperating from an accident or injury, provided that the expense would not have been incurred had the plaintiff not been injured.

NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES


Non-economic damages are subjective, non-monetary losses. Non-economic damages are subjective, non-monetary losses. In other words, they are damages that are much more difficult to prove and come with a sliding scale of variables such as pain, suffering, inconvenience, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. For example, two people with the exact same injury may have very different claim amounts for non-economic damages, due to factors such as their lifestyle, pain tolerance, hobbies, and more.

PUNITIVE DAMAGES


Punitive damages refers to compensation for extreme types of negligence with hopes to prevent future intentional or reckless behavior or actions. Punitive damages are a separate category, since they’re not awarded to compensate for any loss. For example, two people in two different accidents may have sustained the same injuries and have the same medical bills, but the first person could be awarded additional punitive damages since they were hit by a drunk driver. It’s important to be mindful of all these factors when determining the full value of your case.

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Do you or did you experience any physical pain in any way from this accident?

Did the other driver admit fault or were they placed at fault by law enforcement or insurance company?

Does the at-fault driver in the accident have auto insurance?

What type of accident were you involved in?

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