Victims who have suffered injuries at the hands of another often incur extensive, profound damages. While all accidents and injuries are unique, the trials and tribulations that follow are always anything but easy. At the Daspit Law Firm, Attorney John Daspit knows first-hand that local victims and families often face numerous uncertainties and challenges in the aftermath of tragedy. As a Houston personal injury lawyer and compassionate advocate, he has the abilities and the determination to guide victims through the personal injury claim process and toward the compensation they deserve.
Although there is hope at the end of the tunnel – and although there are legal pathways for recovering compensation – the difficult nature of personal injury claims can cause considerable confusion. At times when medical bills may be piling up and when victims are unable to work and earn wages, financial concerns – as well as the questions that come with them – are typically the most pressing. As such, clients often ask us how much they can expect their claim to be worth.
Determining the Value of Your Claim
The most important thing victims and families need to understand is that personal injury claims are always different. This being said, it is nearly impossible to determine the value of your claim without having an experienced lawyer review your case on a personal basis. By analyzing all of the unique circumstances surrounding your accident, injury, and damages, John Daspit can help you better understand the merits of your case and the compensation you may be eligible to recover. Although values may differ depending on the factors involved, victims can generally be eligible to recover the following damages:
Economic damages include any financial losses victims and their loved ones may experience as a direct result of their accident and injury. Examples include:
- Past and future medical bills and expenses
- Lost work wages and lost future earnings
- A family's loss of financial support
- Funeral expenses
In addition to financial damages, victims and families also experience various non-economic damages. These damages are difficult to put a price on, but courts will consider a number of factors when awarding compensation, including:
- A victim's pain and suffering
- A victim's mental anguish and loss of quality of life
- A family's grief, suffering, and loss of emotional support
In other cases – particularly those that involve gross negligence or intentional acts of misconduct, victims may be awarded exemplary damages. Although exemplary damages are not awarded in every case, they can impact the value of a claim.
Contact the Daspit Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation
Ultimately, determining the potential value of your personal injury claim is a matter that should be handled by a seasoned personal injury lawyer in Houston. By bringing your case to attention of Attorney Daspit, you can gain immediate, personalized assistance. Learn more about your claim and what our firm can do to help by completing a free case evaluation form.
You can also reach our firm by giving us a call at (888) 273-1045. We are available 24/7!