Dealing with a personal injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining on the victims and their families. Although some victims will turn to insurance companies to provide money for costs and damages, many will find their claims denied or inadequately addressed.
Damages in a personal injury lawsuit are paid to the victim in order to compensate them for their expenses and suffering related to their accident.
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we know how difficult it can be to deal with debilitating injuries. We’re here to protect your rights.
Our attorneys can determine if you are eligible to make a claim, and explain what types of personal injury compensation you may be entitled to, and help build a strong case against those who have wronged you or your family.
Personal Injury Compensation
Personal injury compensation can include two types of damages: compensatory and non-compensatory.
Compensatory damages typically involve compensation for monetary losses including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Property Damage
- Lost Opportunity
Personal injury victims may also be entitled to non-compensatory damages, which are those that cannot be easily quantified in dollars, but still affect victims and their loved ones.
Non-compensatory damages may include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Consortium
- Mental Anguish and Emotional Distress
- Permanent Disability
Non-compensatory damages are sometimes referred to as punitive damages, which compensate victims for their diminished quality of life caused by personal injury. In many states, there is a cap on how much a person may receive for punitive damages; however, the cap typically varies per the type of case involved.
Calculating Personal Injury Damages
There are several factors included when a court calculates the damages in a personal injury claim, including:
- Victim’s age
- Nature and extent of injuries
- Victims earning capacity prior to the injury
- Loss of income
- Impact of the injury on the victim’s lifestyle
Our attorneys will consider these factors when determining the compensation you deserve for your personal injury.
Contact Our Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one are seeking legal counsel after suffering a personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you need a law firm that will fight for the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
At Cory Watson, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. Our attorneys are experienced in personal injury law and can help guide you and your loved ones through the process of getting the compensation you deserve.
From our offices in Birmingham, Nashville, and Memphis, we proudly serve victims in communities throughout Alabama and Tennessee. To learn how we can help with your personal injury claim, call (877) 562-0000 today or contact us online through our free initial consultation form.