What will I get if I win my Texas personal injury lawsuit?

December 22, 2009

If you win your Texas personal injury lawsuit, you will be awarded money as compensation for your injuries and financial losses. This money is known as “damages.”

Damages fall into three general categories: compensatory, non-compensatory and punitive.

Compensatory damages are damages that compensate you for specific financial losses, such as medical bills, lost wages and property damage. Non-compensatory damages are damages that represent your pain, suffering and mental anguish.

Last are punitive damages, which are awarded as a means of “punishing” the defendant for particularly onerous conduct. Punitive damages are relatively rare.

Under Texas law, the individual who caused your injuries must compensate you for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Time lost from work
  • Damaged property
  • Household assistance
  • Emotional anguish
  • Permanent disability and/or disfigurement
  • Other costs which directly resulted from your injury

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident? Then contact the Texas personal injury lawyers of Fears | Nachawati. To receive free legal assistance, phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584 or email us.

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