If a negligent driver caused a preventable car accident that seriously injured you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Ramsey Law Group to speak to a Katy Car Accident Lawyer today. We offer free consultations; call (888) 335-7477 or contact us online.
Those injured in a car accident caused by someone else are entitled to recover the following types of compensation:
Economic (Actual) Damages: This category is for actual financial losses, for example:
Medical bills: emergency visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, outpatient procedures, prescription medications, in-home medical care, rehabilitation costs, etc.
Vehicle and other property repair or replacement
Costs for a rental car
Lost wages from missed work
Diminished earning capacity (if you are no longer able to work at the same level as before the accident)
Non-Economic (General) Damages: This type of compensation is awarded for subjective losses, making them more challenging to prove. For instance:
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of opportunity
Loss of consortium
Physical impairment (e.g., disability, loss of a limb)
This type of compensation is rarely awarded and only recoverable in cases involving an at-fault party that acted with an extreme disregard for the safety of others. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter others from similar harmful behavior.
Who Can Be Held Liable for My Injuries?
Any individual or entity that contributed to your car accident can essentially be held liable for your injuries and financial losses. However, proving another party is liable requires proof of their negligence. The elements you must prove to establish another party was negligent are the following:
The other party owed you a duty of care to act reasonably to prevent harm to themselves and others. (e.g., drivers owe a duty of care to other to drive safely)
Breach of Duty
The at-fault party breached their duty of care. (e.g., texting and driving, drunk driving, speeding, failing to signal, etc.)
Proof that you suffered injuries as a direct result of the at-fault party’s violation of duty. In other words, you would not have been injured if not for the other party’s actions.
There must be evidence of losses, such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, etc., for which you are entitled to compensation.
Speak to an Experienced Katy Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a car accident, discuss your case and legal options today. We offer free consultations and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Message us online or call (888) 335-7477.