The aftermath of an accident can change the course of your life. One moment you may be living your life as normal, and the next moment could leave you with serious injuries, damage to your personal property and other issues you cannot face on your own. While an accident can leave you dealing with many different negative effects, you do not have to walk through it alone. Depending on the circumstances of your accident in Texas, there would be legal options available to you.
One of the options available to you may include pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim. This is a lawsuit that allows the victim of the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party to seek reasonable recovery for financial losses and other impacts. If you have grounds to pursue this option, it will benefit you to do so as quickly as possible after a personal injury incident.
Know what your claim is worth
Each personal injury incident is different, which means that each personal injury claim will be different as well. The details of your claim and the total value of your claim depend largely on details that are specific to the individual incident. Some of the types of compensation you may be able to pursue through your claim include:
- Economic damages — These are damages related to the specific financial losses you experienced because of your accident. This can include your medical bills, lost wages from missed work, lost future earnings if you cannot return to work, damage to your personal property and more.
- Non-economic damages — These are damages related to other losses you experienced that may not have a specific monetary value, such as loss of enjoyment of life, mental duress, emotional strain, disfigurement, ongoing pain and suffering, and more.
It is important that you not leave any money on the table, and to remember that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. You will benefit from seeking a careful evaluation of your specific accident in order to understand the specific damages you should pursue and the true value of your claim. These types of cases are time-sensitive, and your quick action can make a significant difference in the outcome of your lawsuit.