Types of Damages
There are two types of damages available in most personal injury cases: Special Damages and General Damages.
Special damages are more objective and thus are easier to quantify and to prove. These may include lost wages because of medical treatment, loss of future earning potential, and medical bills. While some facets are relatively easy to calculate there are others that are more difficult. How, for example, can you accurately compute the loss of future income for a 25-year-old with outstanding career future prospers who now will be unable to return to work? This requires much more than merely multiplying the earned annual salary now by the number of anticipated years left in the workforce.
One must also include anticipated merit raises, and bonuses from future educational certifications, fiscal benefits from medical and dental and retirement programs, as well as the cost of money and also inflation. The attorneys at our Law Office have had the necessary experience to be able to accurately compute these types of sophisticated calculations to ensure that every penny of your damages is included. More on this website
General damages are the second type of damages available in these cases. These damages are much more subjective in nature and are consequently more difficult to prove. These may include such intangibles as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and other injuries that are very hard to place a monetary value on. General damages will vary extensively from case to case and are completely within the domain of only the most experienced personal injury attorney to compute.
Our Law Offices Can Help
The attorneys at our Law Office have been successfully litigating personal injury claims for over 20 years. During this period of time, we have won millions and millions of dollars in settlements for our Texas clients form major insurers throughout the United States. These huge insurance companies are well aware of our outstanding track record and often today will seek to settle out of court rather than face our tenacious attorneys in front of a jury. This of course may be beneficial to you, allowing you to spend less time involved in the whole legal process and enabling you to receive your settlement check even faster. Thus you will be able to return more quickly to your regular day-to-day life.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Law Office today. We are available to you 24 hours a day and are pleased to offer a complimentary consultation. Our team of attorneys is looking forward to discussing your case with you and answering all of your specific questions.