What Damages Can I Claim in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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It is common for victims of personal injury incidents to sustain injuries and damages in the aftermath. If you were made a victim, you should not have to face these repercussions alone. Rather, you should seek financial compensation from the negligent party via a personal injury lawsuit. Continue reading to learn what damages you may claim in your lawsuit and how an experienced Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you receive your rightful compensation.

What types of damages can I claim in a personal injury lawsuit?

The most common type of damage that is claimed in a personal injury lawsuit is economic damage. Though it may be self-explanatory, this refers to the monetary damages you may be suffering or you may be anticipating suffering. Examples of as follows:

  • The cost of your current and future lost wages.
  • The cost of your current and future medical bills.
  • The cost of your current and future property repairs.
  • The cost of your current and future third-party domestic services.

In addition, you may claim non-economic damages. The complete opposite of economic damages, this refers to the non-pecuniary damages after an incident. Examples are as follows:

  • Your physical pain and suffering.
  • Your mental anguish.
  • Your emotional distress.
  • Your loss of companionship or society.

Lastly, you may be seeking justice alongside financial compensation in your personal injury lawsuit. In this case, you may claim punitive damages. These are exemplary damages that are ordered so that the defendant may deter from participating in such negligent conduct ever again.

How do I prove that I incurred these damages?

As the plaintiff of a personal injury lawsuit, you hold a burden of proof. In other words, you must produce a sufficient amount of evidence that shows how the damages you are claiming are directly associated with the negligence of the defendant. This means that you need to take initiative while you are still at the scene of your incident. Such initiatives are as follows:

  1. Acquire a copy of the police report that was produced at the scene of your incident.
  2. Acquire oral or written testimonies from witnesses that were present at the scene of your incident.
  3. Acquire an admittance of fault by the negligent party while still at the scene of your accident.
  4. Take photos and videos of your injuries and damages while still at the scene of your incident.
  5. Save medical documents and bills that were produced on the day of your incident.

The bottom line is that, if you are suffering through damages after your incident, you need a skilled Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer in your corner. Call or send a message to White Personal Injury today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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