The Snow Law Firm and it’s competent Attorneys will Help you Get Justice for Your Pain and Suffering from your Injury.
The physical, emotional pain resulting from a serious injury can last a lifetime. If your suffering was caused by another person or group, then there is a very good chance that they are liable. Don’t try to take on the party at fault by your self. You do need competent legal representation. The Insurance Companies don’t necessarily play by the rules. If you want to get compensation and justice for your injury, you do need professional legal assistance from the San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one has sustained a Serious Injury for which you believe someone else is responsible, then you should not wait any longer to seek legal help from The Snow Law Firm, your San Antonio Injury Attorney with the experience needed to help you win the compensation and justice you deserve.
At the Snow Law Firm you will find a Personal Injury Lawyer with the experience needed to get you or your loved one the Legal Outcome you want. Whether you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, have become seriously ill due to a defective product, have slipped and fallen as a result of dangerous premises, or have sustained another serious injury for which you believe someone else is directly or indirectly responsible. Our Attorneys at the Snow Law Firm can be trusted to listen to your case. If your case is taken on by our Law Firm, then you can be certain that our Attorneys will be available at all times to answer any questions you might have and will keep you updated throughout the entire process.
With great attention to detail and a reliance on experience and skill, our specialized Personal Injury Attorneys can be counted on to provide you with the best chance for a successful outcome. Now is the time for you to take action if you feel you or your loved one deserves justice and compensation for the serious physical, emotional, and financial pain that you’re going through. The Snow Law Firm will take the fight to the Insurance Companies, press them for all they got to give. Corbin Snow III is Board Certified in Personal Injury and has successfully represented many Clients. You can rest assured that when Law Firm takes your case, will get his personal attention. You need the Snow Law Firml on your side, their capable Personal Injury Attorneys will leave no stone unturned to get you compensation.
My Personal Injury Case, how much is it worth?
Are you considering to file a Personal Injury Lawsuit because off a Car or Truck Accident, an Accident at your workplace or for that matter any kind of sustained injury due to some one else negligence. You probably are curious what your case is worth! The answer comes down to the amount of damages and injuries you have incurred. What have these injuries cost you? Physically, Mentally and Monetarily and in some special incidents or cases whether the defendants action and conduct deserves additional punishment.
When it comes to personal injury cases, damages are paid to the injured person (also called plaintiff) or the Family Members of a deceased individual. The damages are paid by the individual (or their Insurance Company) or Company who was found liable for the accident(also called the defendant or their Insurer). Damages can be awarded after the smoke has settled, i.e. after the negotiations between the parties are done and the legally responsible party for the accident (defendant or insurer) has agreed to settle or is ordered by a judge or jury in a court of law.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
There are two types of damages that may be awarded for a personal injury case: compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are meant to make the victim whole again with respect to financial expenses from an injury. Naturally this means that both current and future medical expenses related to the injury are fully covered, but additional expenses are considered as well. Damaged property, anything from vehicles to clothes, will be replaced at fair market value. Loss of wages is also taken into account not simply for time off work after the accident, but if any future wages may be affected because of the injury sustained, then this should be factored into the settlement. Further considerations for compensation include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and loss of consortium. Although more subjective, these areas consider the impact of the injury on the victim’s future. If the stress of the accident causes anxiety or sleep loss this is considered emotional distress and should be factored in the settlement. If the injury impacted the victim’s ability to pursue previous hobbies, this effects his or her enjoyment and, once again, compensation is due. Finally, many states recognize the potential impact of an injury on a relationship with one’s spouse. Perhaps this injury has impacted the victim’s sexual relationship. State laws recognize this “loss of consortium” as a valid form of compensation as well.
The courts can’t rewind time and make it is as though an accident never happened, but they can factor in every area of the injury and apply monetary compensation. They can also send a message to negligible companies to help make sure such an accident never happens again. This is often done through awarding punitive damages.
If the defendant’s conduct resulted in the accident is deemed highly careless, the court may decide to make the defendant’s monetary punishment run deeper by awarding the victim punitive damages. Punitive damages are added on top of compensatory damages. They are not earned by the victim but awarded instead to make a point, hitting the defendant’s pockets that much harder in order to encourage a change in behavior. But this does not necessarily happen by it self, you need a great San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers to achieve that.
Some states, including Texas, have placed caps on punitive damage awards in personal injury cases, so it is important to have a legally correct jury charge requested and prepared for your civil case. This helps ensure that if punitive damages are awarded they will not be reversed or reduced in the event of an appeal.
Assessing Damages When Fault is Shared
If a personal injury case is even partially the fault of the injured person, this will be reflected in the amount of damages awarded. A share in the blame for an accident is called comparative negligence or contributory negligence. If both the plaintiff and defendant share some degree of negligence, a jury will assign fault by percentages. If the defendant proves the contributory negligence claim, the plaintiff may be barred from recovering damages or his damages may be reduced to reflect his role in the injury. In other words, the plaintiff may find his damages reduced by his portion of fault.
Another reason an injured victim could see a decrease in the financial damages awarded, is if he or she fails to act after the injury. For example, if medical attention is needed but not sought and this delay increases the severity of the injury, the injured party will be considered to blame. This failure to mitigate damages, required by the law to lesson costs following an injury, can result in a reduced claim.
So long as a plaintiff acts in a reasonable timeframe and is not held to be fifty percent accountable or more, then he or she will qualify for damages in a personal injury claim in states that recognize comparative fault. Injured victims will want to contact an attorney to make sure the insurance agency or responsible party pays out on their percentage of the damages.
Any time you have a serious Personal Injury Case, time is of the essence
So don’t hesitate to consult the San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney that really can help you. The sooner we can start the sooner you may see compensation from the party that inflicted the injury to you. We know how important it is for our clients to get on with their lives, let us help you on your journey to recovery and healing.