If you, or a family member, has suffered damages from a personal injury caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a business or the government, you are entitled by law to receive full compensation for your losses. Granted, no amount of money can ever fully repay an individual for having to endure the personal injuries they received, especially in the case of permanent injury or the death of a loved one. However, the injured party, and certain family members are entitled to recover monetary damages to compensate them for their physical, emotional and financial losses.
Any personal injury in Ridgeville brings with it detrimental consequences for the injured individual and their family members. First, there are medical bills to be dealt with. Even persons with the best insurance can incur thousands of dollars of unreimbursed medical costs. For a person without insurance, the bills can be catastrophic. In addition to medical bills, loss of earnings often follow from a personal injury. Being out of work often means late and unpaid bills. It’s bad enough that the person is dealing with recovery from the actual injury, but the anxiety generated by the thought of losing your residence, automobile or other property and having your credit destroyed causes a whole other level of injury for the individual and their family. Even if the injured person is not employed, the family unit will suffer as a result of the loss of contribution by the injured person and the need of others to adjust their lives to assist in the recovery process.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Howell & Christmas have a proven track record of tirelessly and thoroughly presenting clients’ cases. Call today for your free initial consultation.
Legal Claim for Damages after an Injury
The injured party is entitled to recover economic damages such as past and future wage loss, medical bills and property damage. They are also entitled to recover general damages for the pain and suffering caused by the injury, and for emotional distress. The injured person’s spouse and children can recover for loss of care, comfort and society.
There are a variety of ways that personal injury claims arise. Among them are:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Plane crashes
- Defective products
- Defective medical devices and drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
- Property liability
- Governmental tort liability
Collecting What Is Due You
Insurance companies are commonly involved in the defense of personal injury claims. The insurance carriers, and their high-priced defense lawyers, will inevitably attempt to lowball or even deny legitimate claims. Every case needs to be given the proper attention to combat the defendant’s assertions.
Your Ridgeville case should be handled so that the insurance carrier knows it faces a jury trial conducted by an esteemed lawyer if an adequate settlement is not reached. This requires retaining medical experts to testify about the physical damage you have sustained. It also necessitates having economic experts to calculate current and future loss of earnings and earning potential. And, most importantly, you need to have a strong attorney to fight for your rights. The personal injury attorneys of the Howell & Christmas are aggressive, courtroom-tested advocates for their clients’ rights. Contact us now for your free appointment.