How Much is My Auto Case Worth?
After you have been injured in a preventable auto wreck, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for the damages you incurred as a result. Because every case is unique, and because victims can suffer a range of injuries that impact their lives differently, these damages will vary from case to case. If you are wondering how much your case might be worth, the only answer that can be given with any certainty is: it depends.
At Haines Law, P.C., our Houston car wreck attorneys have helped numerous victims after they were harmed in auto accidents caused by the negligence of others. When fielding calls from victims and their loved ones, or when first meeting them for a consultation, we are often asked how much their case may settle or resolve for. This is when we explain that it truly depends not only on the nature of your injuries, which may not yet be fully known, and how they impact your life, but also the type of treatment your injuries will require and how long it takes for you to recover fully, or recover as much as you can.
The unique nature of auto accident cases, and the unique nature of injuries and their sometimes unpredictable treatment, all mean that it is difficult to put an exact figure on a case. Our attorneys can certainly review your situation, explain your rights, and discuss what you may be entitled to recover with a successful claim, but it is often too early to name a price.
Although we encourage you to have your case personally reviewed by our team, we have also provided some more information about the types of damages victims are entitled to recover when they file a personal injury claim over an auto accident. These damages include:
- Economic Damages – Economic damages refer the actual monetary losses you or your loved ones incurred as a direct result of your accident and injuries. Economic damages can be easily tabulated, as there is clear documentation of your expenses. Commonly, these damages including your property damage, medical bills, and lost wages from missing work. They can also include estimated future expenses for any medical treatment you may require, any accommodations you need to make to your life, and any lost future earnings caused by an inability to work or perform the same type of work you did before.
- Non-Economic Damages – Non-economic damages are much less straightforward than economic damages simply for the fact that there is no price tag or receipt attached to them. Non-economic damages generally refer to the impact an accident and injury has had on your life, and they can certainly be extensive. Examples of non-economic damages include your pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment or quality of life, and disfigurement or impairment. They can also include emotional injuries sustained by your family, including their loss of consortium (the loss of support and companionship), and distress or anguish, among others.
Haines Law, P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of victims injured in all types of auto accidents, including car wrecks, 18-wheeler wrecks, and motorcycle wrecks. We know that victims and their loved ones depend on a full recovery of their damages to cover their losses and meet their future needs, which is why we always fight for the maximum compensation possible.
If you would like to learn more about the merits of your case, the damages you may be able to recover, and how our firm can help, contact us for a FREE consultation.