At Hill Law Firm, we want to help our personal injury clients get the compensation they deserve.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After an injury, you may think that hiring an attorney is an unnecessary expense. Yet, it may be difficult to hold the responsible parties accountable without help. An attorney’s job entails much more than arguing your case in front of a judge. A successful lawsuit will hinge on many different factors that need the skill of a lawyer. The lawyer at Hill Law firm has extensive experience in all the aspects of personal injury law. We handle cases relating to car accidents, wrongful death, and other general negligence claims.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury lawsuit allows you to sue for compensation. However, filing a lawsuit can be confusing. Where do you start? Should you consult your insurance company? How should you seek medical care for your injuries? Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers will answer all these questions and more. We will dedicate ourselves to your case from the moment we decide to take your case.
What can I recover?
When filing a claim, you may be wondering how much it is worth and how much you can recover. The answer to this question varies from case to case. It will depend on the nature of what happened, as well as the extent of your injuries. In Texas, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Some common damages include:
Economic damages refer to the quantifiable losses incurred due to an injury. These are calculated based on receipts, records, pay stubs, or other documentation relating to expenses.
– Medical expenses: Reimbursement for treatment received and compensation for future costs.
– Lost wages: Compensation for income lost and money that could be made in the future.
– Property damage: Reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the market value of property.
Non-economic damages are losses that are harder to assign a dollar value.
– Pain and suffering: Compensation for pain and discomfort sustained during an incident and in its aftermath.
– Emotional distress : Compensation for the psychological impact of an injury. This includes including fear, sleep loss, and anxiety.
– Loss of consortium: Compensation for the impact injuries have on the relationship with a spouse. Some states also consider the separate impact on the relationship between a parent and their child.