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What Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Unfortunately, many people assume that personal injury lawsuits stem from greed, but that’s not true. Today, the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz will discuss what injured peopled can recover in personal injury lawsuits.

Recovery & Personal Injury Claims

Let’s imagine that someone is injured in a severe car accident caused by another driver and that the driver’s insurance company is low-balling the injured party. At this point, the driver’s only recourse is to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.  What could the driver recover if the suit is successful?

Potential Recoveries in Personal Injury Claims

Medical Bills

If the injured party receives medical attention, a personal injury award could include the cost of medical care associated with the accident. This recovery may include reimbursement for treatments already received and compensation for future medical care.

Loss of Income

If the person’s injuries impact his salary, then recovery amounts may include compensation for lost wages. Wage compensation can come in two forms: reimbursements from wages that have already been lost, and payments for wages that will be lost in the future.

Damaged Property

If personal property is damaged in an accident, a personal injury lawsuit may recover reimbursements for repairs or compensation for broken property.

Pain & Suffering

It’s not fair that someone should deal with pain and suffering that was caused by someone else’s negligence. To right this wrong, an injured person can recover compensation for experienced pain and suffering as a direct result of the accident. 

Need Help Recovering from an Accident?

You shouldn’t have to pay for medical treatments, lost wages, and damaged property that you didn’t cause. If you or a loved one were injured by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against them.

Call (915) 308-8850 now for a free consultation concerning your personal injury case.