Legal Resources Series: Definition of Damages

Legal Resources Series: Definition of DamagesWhen you have been injured, you may have taken a physical and financial hit. These losses are what we refer to as, “damages” in the law. To win a case for negligence, you must prove several elements including damages. You have to have suffered some sort of physical, emotional, or financial injury to win your case. For the majority of personal injury claimants, there is always injury which causes an economic loss.

Types of Damages

There are several different types of damages that someone can suffer due to a personal injury. The most common types of damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Ongoing disability
  • Emotional distress

If any of the above applies to you, you have suffered damages and may be entitled to compensation.

How to Recover Damages

The only way to recover your damages after an injury is to talk to an attorney. You may hear that the insurance company is offering you a settlement, but they don’t have your best interest in mind. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can get you the amount you deserve. First step is to schedule a consultation with an attorney and discuss your case. Your attorney will then be able to look over the facts and provide you with a legal strategy on how to move forward. As a legal advocate, your attorney will fight on your behalf to negotiate with the insurance companies involved to recover your damages. When you receive any medical bills or letters from the insurance company, save them and provide them to your attorney. This will help your legal team in calculating what you are entitled to.

If you are ready to talk to an attorney to recover your damages, contact Attorney Joe Lucé online today or call (972) 562-9700 to schedule your initial consultation.

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.