There are many types of compensation to seek in a personal injury case. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident and you plan to seek damages, a Nueces County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you pursue every type of compensation that you are entitled to.
What Should I Do Before Suing for Compensation?
Before suing for compensation, you should begin building a case that can help you secure multiple types of compensation. We suggest that you:
- Take pictures of the accident scene
- Take photos of damaged vehicles, if you were in a car accident
- Talk to any people who witnessed the accident and get their information
- Get a copy of a store incident report, if you were injured in a store
- Keep any medical bills and records of other expenses together
- Avoid talking to the police and insurance companies
- Talk to a lawyer
Taking these steps can give you evidence that you need to build a strong personal injury case.
What Type of Compensation Can I Sue For?
There are many types of compensation to sue for in a personal injury case. A settlement or verdict should help compensate you for:
Medical bills: You probably have some expensive medical bills to pay after your accident. You might also need more care for your injuries in the future. Your compensation should help you with past and future healthcare costs.
Lost wages: If you miss work while you are recovering from an accident, those lost wages should be a part of your compensation.
Loss of earning potential: If your injuries will prevent you from working in the same capacity in the future, that affects how much you can earn for your family.
Loss of enjoyment: Is there an activity you once loved that you can no longer take part in due to your injuries? That is a loss of enjoyment, and that should be considered when compensation is calculated.
Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering?
You can also sue for pain and suffering. It can be hard to attach a definitive dollar amount to such a thing, but it is important that you and your family are compensated for everything that you have experienced. That means that accounting for the psychic toll an accident took on your family and the stress that everyone experienced should be factored in when a reasonable compensation offer is calculated.
How Long Do I Have to Pursue Compensation?
The state of Texas gives you a limited amount of time to pursue legal action after an accident, You must act within two years. Wait any longer than that and you can forfeit your chance to pursue compensation.
Acting quickly also gives your lawyer more time to hunt down evidence and secure things like surveillance footage before they are deleted or discarded. The earlier you start building a case, the more effectively you can argue for the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury case of your own, don’t do it alone. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and schedule a free consultation. We can tell you more about how we can help you secure the compensation that you deserve.