At Hill Law Firm, we want to help our San Antonio personal injury clients obtain the compensation they deserve after suffering injuries or other damages caused by the reckless or irresponsible actions of others.
Why Do I Need a San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer?
In some personal injury cases, the injured parties may think that their cases are so obvious that hiring a lawyer is an unnecessary expense. However, winning a lawsuit entails much more than simply arguing your case in front of a judge. A successful lawsuit will hinge on filing the appropriate documents and motions with the right departments – and doing so accurately and on time. Missing a filing deadline could cause your case to be thrown out before it begins. Even the most straightforward cases will require effective legal acumen to achieve satisfactory results. The personal injury attorneys at Hill Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas have extensive experience in all the various branches of personal injury law.
If another person or entity has harmed you or someone you love in some way or damaged your personal property, you can sue for damages or compensation with a personal injury lawsuit. 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 your questions and will dedicate ourselves to your case from the beginning to the end. Personal injury law hinges on the concept of negligence, and the attorneys at Hill Law Firm will help you determine the best way to prove the other party’s negligence to win your case.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you can bring a lawsuit against the person, persons or company that is responsible for the accident. When filing a claim, you may be wondering how much it is worth. The answer to this question varies from case to case, and will depend largely on the nature of your accident, as well as the extent of your injuries.
Economic damages refer to the quantifiable losses incurred due to an accident. These are easily calculable based on any receipts, record, pay stubs or other documentation relating to expenses paid as a result of your accident.
– Medical expenses: Reimbursement for treatment already received, and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care needed in the future.
– Lost wages: Compensation for the impact the accident had on salary and wages; not just income already lost but also the money that could have been made in the future, were it not for the accident.
– Property damage: Reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the fair market value of property that was lost as a result of the accident, such as vehicles or clothing.
Non-economic damages are non-quantifiable losses that are more difficult to place a dollar value on than economic damages, but are still essential in a personal injury claim.
– Pain and suffering: Compensation for pain and/or serious discomfort sustained during the accident and in its immediate aftermath, and for ongoing pain that is a result of to the accident.
– Emotional distress : Compensation for the psychological impact of an injury, which can include fear, sleep loss and anxiety.
– Loss of enjoyment: Compensation for injuries caused by an accident that keep a person from enjoying day-to-day pursuits like hobbies, exercise and other recreational activities.
– 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. In some cases, loss of consortium damages are awarded directly to the affected family member rather than to the injured plaintiff.