At Hill Law Firm in San Antonio, we want to help our 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 Personal Injury Lawyer?
After an injury, you may think that hiring an attorney is an unnecessary expense. In reality however, it may be difficult to hold the responsible parties accountable without the help of legal representation. An attorney’s job entails much more than simply arguing your case in front of a judge. A successful lawsuit will hinge on the discovery of evidence, successful negotiating, and the filing the appropriate documents and motions accurately and on time. A simple error during any of these steps could prevent the success of your case before it even begins. Even the most straightforward cases will require effective legal acumen to achieve satisfactory results. Fortunately the lawyers at Hill Law firm have extensive experience in all the various branches of personal injury law.
If another person or entity has harmed you, someone you love, your 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.
What can I recover?
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, you can bring a lawsuit against the person, persons or company that is responsible. 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, and will depend largely on the nature of what happened, as well as the extent of your injuries. However, some common damages include:
Economic damages refer to the quantifiable losses incurred due to an injury. These are easily calculable based on any receipts, record, pay stubs or other documentation relating to expenses paid as a result.
– 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 that the injury had on salary and wages; not just income already lost but also the money that could have been made in the future.
– Property damage: Reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the fair market value of property that was lost.
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 incident and in its immediate aftermath, as well as for ongoing pain.
– Emotional distress : Compensation for the psychological impact of an injury, which can include fear, sleep loss and anxiety.
– Loss of enjoyment: Compensation for injuries 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.