The value of your personal injury case depends on several factors.
One of the most significant factors is the nature and extent of your injuries. In simple terms, a more extensive injury entitles you to more compensation. Several different aspects of your injury are taken into consideration. These considerations include the nature and cost of any medical treatment you received, including the length of any hospitalization. If you lost time from work or if your future earning potential has been affected, it is taken into account. These aspects and others combine to determine the money damages that you should receive in compensation.
The nature of the wrongful act that caused your injury is another important factor. The most common wrongful act in personal injury cases is simple negligence, meaning that another person or company caused your injury by failing to exercise due care. In these cases, you, the plaintiff, are compensated simply according to the extent of your injury. However, in other cases, the wrongful act may rise to a level where the legal system determines that the person or company that committed the act should be punished. In these cases, additional punitive damages may be available.
The value of each case depends on its particular circumstances, and the outcome of the legal process is never certain. Results can never be guaranteed, but when we consult with you about your case, we will tell you what we estimate the potential value of your case to be.
- Am I covered under the Jones Act?
- Can I pursue a wrongful death claim regarding my family member’s death?
- Can I receive compensation for a car accident or truck accident injury?
- Can I receive compensation for an oil rig injury?
- Can I receive compensation if I was injured by a product, such as a ladder or a power tool?
- Can I still receive compensation if I am partially responsible for my own injury?
- Do I have a personal injury case?
- Does Texas law require me to wear a motorcycle helmet?
- How much is my case worth?
- How much will it cost to hire a lawyer?
- How should I choose a lawyer?
- If I am injured while on someone else’s property, can I receive compensation?
- What are compensatory damages?
- What Are Mineral Rights?
- What can I do if someone is spreading false information about my business?
- What if I am not sure who is at fault for my injury?
- What if the person at fault for my accident is deceased?
- What is a “material” breach of contract under Texas law and why is it important?
- What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
- What is my Houston personal injury case worth?
- What is repudiation of a contract?
- What is the Death on the High Seas Act?
- What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
- What Is the Jones Act?
- What makes a trucking accident different from other auto accidents?
- What should I do after an accident or injury?
- What should I do if I am having trouble with a business insurance claim?
- What should I do if I feel that my insurance claim was unfairly denied?
- What should I do if I’m involved in a traffic accident?
- Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana?
- Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?
- Will I have to testify in court for my personal injury case?
- Will my case have to go to trial?