Auto accidents unfortunately happen every day in America and are a common cause of property damage, physical injuries and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an accident occurs on our roadways every 5 seconds.
Chances are you know someone who has been involved in an auto accident. If the accident resulted in a serious injury, you should speak to a staff member at the Law Office of Sonyia Byrd to learn how to protect your legal rights. Without an attorney, you may not get the money you deserve for your injuries. If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damaged property and for any other harm that the accident caused. To get the money you deserve, you need experienced legal representation. We know who to talk to, where to find answers, and what steps you need to take. Let us put our 30 years of experience to work for you.
Don’t Sign Your Rights Away to the Insurance Companies
When you or someone you love is injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Often, insurance companies try to settle quickly and cheaply. Only an experienced attorney will look out for your best interest and provide the information you need to Get the Money You deserve. Without an attorney to look out for your best interest, you may not get the best deal. Before you sign anything waiving your legal rights, contact us using the form below for a free evaluation of your case.
Damages are generally defined as the amount of money that is awarded to compensate someone who has been harmed by another’s wrongdoing or negligence. Whether you are negotiating your car accident case with an insurance company or fighting it out in court, it all comes down to damages. How much are you owed (or do you have to pay) as a result of the accident?
There are two broad categories of damages available: Economic and Non-Economic. Damages for pain and suffering fall into the non-economic category and are often the most controversial part of any auto accident recovery, partly because they are not easily defined or quantified, and partly because they can make up a very substantial part of any plaintiff’s overall damage claim. Following is a break-down of the types of harm covered under economic and non-economic damages:
In auto accident cases, economic damages are defined very generally as money damages intended to compensate an injured party for actual economic loss. (Texas Statutes Civil Practice & Remedies Code, Chapter 41: Damages, Section 41.001(4))
Pain & Suffering Damages
Texas generally operates under a “tort liability system” that governs how pain and suffering claims are to be litigated. In short, the tort liability system allows the jury to decide, exclusively, the amount of damages to which the plaintiff is entitled. There are no restrictions on who can or cannot sue for personal injury damages. The jury looks at the amount of money the plaintiff is requesting for each item of harm and decides if that amount is reasonable.