When you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you want to be sure that you will be properly compensated. But what exactly is the proper compensation? Of course, no two cases are the same, so when you are wondering about what the average McKinney personal injury award would be, you need to take a few things into consideration. This blog will lightly review the factors that come into play when calculating a personal injury award, but should not be taken as legal advice. If you have a question specific to your case, you will need to speak to Joe at Joe Knows Law.
Extent of Your Injuries
The biggest expense that most people face after a personal injury is medical expenses. Depending on your injury, you may have accrued thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical expenses. The costs may extend further if you require physical therapy or on-going medical follow up appointments. The more severe your injuries, the more your injury award should be. If you had immense pain and suffering along with disability that prevents you from working, all this factors into your personal injury award.
If you were injured in a car accident, your car most likely has sustained damage. Depending on the severity of the accident, this can be a substantial amount. Your personal injury award should cover the damage to your car and give you enough to replace your vehicle with one of the same market value.
Never settle with the insurance company until you have spoken to an experienced personal injury attorney. Often times, they will try and settle for much less than your case is worth. After an injury, call Joe at Joe Knows Law at (972) 562-9700 today to schedule your initial consultation.