Damages You Can Receive In A Personal Injury Case
Being in an accident is often not just a physically and psychologically taxing experience; it’s also an expensive one. While every personal injury case is different, our team of attorneys fights to get every cent you are entitled to.
The amount of money you can recover in a personal injury lawsuit varies depending on the circumstances of your case. Naturally, if you were more severely injured you will be entitled to more money than if your injuries were light. There are a number of common damage claims we make in most of our personal injury lawsuits, like:
- Medical costs. These include all medical bills related to your injury, including ambulance fees, surgery bills, and recurring costs like medications.
- Lost earnings and/or lost earning potential. It’s highly likely you’ve had to take off work due to your accident. You can easily recover the money you should have earned in a lawsuit. In addition, if you were disabled due to your accident or otherwise suffered an injury that prevents you from working to your full potential in the future, you can sue for those damages as well.
- Future expenses. These can include expected future doctor’s visits, rehabilitation and other medical care, or in severe cases having to purchase new goods due to your injuries permanently changing your life. For instance, if you were paralyzed as a result of a car accident and you had to retrofit your house to be more accessible, you could include these damages in your personal injury suit.
- Pain and suffering. This is not just limited to physical pain–accidents causing personal injury are emotionally traumatic as well. If you’ve lost sleep or had psychological consequences from your accident, you can claim damages for that.
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer is important because you likely are not aware of what all damages you can sue for. Despite what their commercials say, insurance companies are not always good neighbors or on your side, and want to pay out as little as they can as that impacts their bottom line. Combs Law Group works with every one of our clients to determine the damages they are entitled to, and fights tooth and nail to ensure they are properly compensated for their personal injuries.
Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer In St. Louis
There are hundreds, if not even thousands, of personal injury lawyers in St. Louis. You have no doubt heard their ads and seen their billboards. But not all personal injury law firms are created equal. Many firms only take big cases that they know will net a large judgment, with the fee to match. Others may take your case but won’t communicate with you about it, or won’t move on it because they don’t think it’s important to them.
Finding the right personal injury lawyer in St. Louis can make or break your case. When you have been injured and are looking for an attorney, do your homework and ask the following questions:
- Do I want a big firm or a smaller, more individually-focused law practice to take my case?
- How will my lawyer communicate with me, and how often will they do so?
- Can I see their previous cases? What kind of results or judgments have they got in the past?
- What kind of a style do they have in the courtroom? Do you want a more aggressive personal injury lawyer or one who takes a quieter approach?
- If I need additional services, like expert witnesses or additional medical treatment, who do you know that provides them?
- In what regard do other lawyers in St. Louis hold you?
- Do you take cases on a contingency basis (no-win, no-fee) or do I need to pay you a retainer?
- Even if I do not win my case, will I still need to pay you certain fees or costs?
Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations. While these are mostly to go over the facts of your case, they are also great opportunities for you to learn more about this attorney and whether they’d be the right fit for you. The lawyers at Combs Law Group do indeed offer no-cost, no-obligation case reviews, and we encourage you to not only visit with us but with several other lawyers before making a decision.