Q: What types of damages can I collect after I have been in a Texas car accident?
A:The types of damages a car accident victim might be able to collect are typically divided into 2 categories: compensatory or punitive. Arriving at a fair amount with an at-fault driver and the insurance company is not always easy. Cases like these often require assistance from a Texas car accident attorney with experience in handling personal injury claims.
Insurance companies aim to settle at the lowest amount possible. They will do whatever it takes to keep the amount of damages they pay to a minimum. An experienced attorney understands the litigation strategies used by insurance companies and will work to protect your rights for a fair and full settlement.
Pursuing Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
Compensatory damages are meant to pay accident victims for what they lost.
Damages may be awarded for the following:
- property damage;
- current and future medical bills (including prescriptions);
- medical equipment costs;
- rehabilitation costs;
- in-home care;
- current and future lost wages; and
- pain and suffering.
Pursuing Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongful party for his or her conduct and deter them from ever behaving in the same manner. These types of damages usually are awarded when the actions of the at-fault driver are particularly egregious or outrageously careless.
Contacting a Texas Car Accident Attorney for Help with a Claim
Receiving fair compensation in an accident case often takes an experienced attorney. The personal injury law firm of Steve Lee, PC can help. Call today at 713-921-4171 or 800-232-3711.