The Nature of Personal Injury and Compensation
Personal injury can happen as a result of many different instances. While the most common occasion involves car accidents, other instances can include medical malpractice, dog bites, and many other scenarios. Regardless of how your injury occurred, however, the effects are often the same.
At the very least, you will have to deal with medicals bills that can easily add up over time. At worst, you may have to deal with issues like loss of wages because of missed work, damage to personal property, emotional distress, and possible permanent disability. Because of the impact that personal injury can have on your life, you need to build as strong a case as possible when pursuing personal injury settlements.
Prepare for a Personal Injury Case
This can often involve keeping detailed notes of the accident, as personal injury settlements focus on determining just who as at fault for your injuries. Whether it is a case of bringing attention to road conditions in a car accident or signage in an area at the time of a slip and fall, no detail is too minor. You want to make sure you remember everything possible, and back it up with photo evidence when possible.
Likewise, it’s important that you act on pursuing your claim as soon as possible because you have a statute of limitations that dictates how long you have to file your claim. In Texas, you have two years. If you want to make sure you are able to pursue your case to its fullest potential, then you want to make sure you have a personal injury law firm that will work closely with you to make it happen.
Every personal injury case is slightly different and depending on the severity of the injuries involved, there are different levels of compensation. Generally, injured parties can expect to have all medical treatment costs reimbursed to them but this may not be all the compensation available.
Personal Injury Compensation
This is more commonly known as compensatory damages. When someone is found to be liable for your injuries, they may be responsible for paying your medical bills, reimbursing you for lost wages, your pain and suffering and even loss of enjoyment of activities you may have been able to do prior to your injuries. The jury may also award punitive damages which is intended to “punish” the person for their action or lack of action.
In addition to the awards for physical pain and suffering and your medical costs, if you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to have your vehicle repaired or replaced. The defendant in these cases may be required to pay for other damages such as to your clothing.
When your injuries are serious enough to necessitate long-term nursing care, future medical procedures or pain medication on a long-term basis, you may also be entitled to what is known as “future medical expenses.” This is to ensure you are not saddled with future medical bills as a result of the injuries you suffered.
If you are unable to return to your present employment due to your injuries, you may also be entitled to reimbursement for retraining, loss of deposits to your pension accounts and more. You should discuss the many losses you are suffering with your attorney since the final amount of your award will be determined by the specifics of your case.
Victims of a negligent act have the right to be compensated for their injuries and other losses they suffered as a result of an injury. At Branch & Dhillon, P.C. we understand you will be going through a difficult time physically and emotionally as you recover from your injuries. We take care of the legal aspects of securing a settlement on your behalf so you have the peace of mind that an injury will not devastate your financial future.
Regardless of whether you’re the victim of a motor vehicle accident or you have lost a loved one because of negligence, you can count on Branch & Dhillon, P.C. to provide you with the help you need. We’re here to help protect the rights of those who were injured through no fault of their own. You can feel confident we will not rest until we have secured a settlement on your behalf.
Personal Injury Representation in Texas & South Carolina
If you’re looking for quality legal representation for your personal injury case, then get in touch with the professionals of Branch & Dhillon, P.C.
We will look closely at your case, consider all of the factors, and help you pursue your claim so that you have one less thing to worry about as you recover from your injuries.
Contact us today and let us know just what we can do for you.