How an Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have been seriously hurt in an accident of some sort, you may be wondering how an injury attorney can help. Here is what you should know before pursuing a personal injury case.
How an Injury Attorney Can Help | Itemizing Your Medical Expenses
When you retain us, we get right to work on gathering your medical records and bills and begin itemizing all of your relevant damages, as we continue to monitor your medical progress. Itemizing and accounting for all of an injured parties’ various categories of injuries and damages can be quite a tricky ordeal. It is best left up to an experienced personal injury attorney who will be sure to account for all of the injured parties’ losses. When you are through with your medical treatment, we begin putting together a final itemization of all costs and expenses you incurred to date as a result of the accident. We also all anticipate future losses, such as the cost of future medical care and the amount of lost future earnings that may be at issue due to permanent injuries. Sometimes this may require the assistance of other professionals such as vocational experts, economists, and life care planners.
How an Injury Attorney Can Help | Cover All of the Bases
Texas law permits an injured party to recover both economic damages and noneconomic damages for their personal injuries. Economic damages include items such as past and future medical expenses, past lost wages, future lost wages for loss of earning capacity, loss of household services, property damage, and any other out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident. Noneconomic damages on the other hand consist of damages that cannot be monetarily quantified. They compensate an injured party for things such as past and future pain and suffering, permanent impairment or disability, past and present mental suffering, disfigurement and scarring, and loss of society for a spouse or parent. Our attorneys are sure to thoroughly cover each and all of these bases with you.
How an Injury Attorney Can Help | Resolve Cases
Following a thorough and complete itemization of all of your damages, we then approach the at-fault party’s representative or insurance carrier with a “demand” for settlement; and in the majority of situations we are able to resolve our clients’ cases without subjecting them to long-drawn-out litigation. However, when insurance carriers don’t pay up, we take the fight directly to them in the courtroom. We have years and years of courtroom experience and an excellent track record and reputation for fearlessly pushing cases all the way to trial in order to get clients all of the compensation they deserve.
If you have any questions, please call our Houston personal injury attorney today for a free consultation.