How Much is My Case Worth?
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What follows is a brief review of the kinds of damages for which you could be compensated in a plaintiff’s personal injury or truck and/or auto accident case. Depending on your answers to questions like these and adding in other issues, our experienced personal injury lawyers can be of great help to you in evaluating the collectable value of any claim you could make or lawsuit you might bring.
How much did your medical treatment add up to: This general reference about medical treatment counts in but is certainly not limited to all medical procedures, care and/or treatment you or your loved one got for any injury suffered in an auto or truck accident. This kind of damages includes any needed hospital care, doctor appointments, emergency care; chiropractor visits; visits to a physical therapist; any prescriptions you filled, crutches you needed, braces you had to wear, or even just bandages, are all taken into account for repayment by one of the insurance companies whose policies may cover your accident.
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How kind of medical treatment did you get and how long did it take? The final total dollars spent on medical expenses is an important number because it often gets used as a kind of “benchmark” in figuring a total for your damages. The type and amount of medical damages often impacts other kinds of damages, like lost wages, emotional distress and pain and suffering. What is also central to the amount of damages is whether the needed medical treatment was only from a chiropractor or did you also need long term care, surgery, or lasting treatment for pain management.
Will you need ongoing or future medical attention for your auto accident injury? If you have a need for medical care, related to your accident, in the future, this is called “future medical expenses.” This should be included in your recovery following a claim or lawsuit. Your health care professional(s) and any other specialists you are seeing for post-accident treatment can provide good advice and their opinions about what future care will be needed and the expense involved, if any.
Did you suffer from emotional distress/pain and suffering? Pain, suffering and emotional distress is frequently a devastating consequence of a truck or car accident. Frequently, a victim of a car wreck can suffer from the adverse effects of fear, anxiety, or even the ongoing hell of full blown “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD).
Being mangled or disfigured can create other kinds of emotional distress, such as humiliation, shock, or embarrassment. The mental suffering and anguish which can result from a truck or car accident shouldn’t get lost in the calculation of damages just because these are not actual physical injuries. You should talk with an experienced attorney and their legal team if you may be suffering with the emotional distress that frequently comes with an accident.
Did you have lost Income or do you have lost earning capacity: If the injury caused you to be unable to do your business or work after the accident or you or your loved one will not be able to work temporarily or permanently into the future or you must change your type of employment, then you may have a claim for lost income. This should be included in your lawsuit or claim.
These are just some of the factors which an experienced veteran injury attorney will take into account when figuring out how much your case may be worth. If you are in Corpus Christi and have been in a car or truck accident, give us a call at Carabin Shaw at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi. We can help get you the compensation you deserve and are legally entitled to.
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