If you are injured in a car accident in Fort Worth or Dallas, you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries by the negligent driver who caused your collision. You will need to file a claim with his insurance company in order to be compensated. It is important to understand the types of compensation you can receive under Texas law so that you know what to ask for and whether the insurance company is offering you a fair settlement.
Compensation You May Be Owed in a Car Accident Case
Texas is an at-fault state. This means that the negligent motorist is responsible for fully compensating you for your injuries. Types of compensation that can be included in your settlement include:
You are entitled to be reimbursed for your doctor visits, medications, physical therapy, hospitalization, surgery, and other medical treatments you need or will need in the future.
You can also receive your past and future lost wages. If you lost benefits, such as vacation or sick time, bonuses, commissions, or other perks, you can request them as well. Lost earning capacity damages may be available if you must change careers or become disabled as a result of your injuries.
Pain And Suffering
You should be compensated for the pain and suffering and emotional trauma you suffer due to your injuries and the limitations they cause in your life. This type of damages is hard to calculate because it is not based on out-of-pocket expenses. An experienced car accident attorney can help you value it correctly.
If your vehicle or the property in it was damaged in the collision, you should be reimbursed for the cost to replace or repair it.
If a family member died in a car accident, you might be able to bring a wrongful death action. Compensation awarded in these cases includes lost earning capacity of the deceased, loss of support, advice, and comfort of your loved one, lost inheritance, and more.
Have You Been Injured In A Texas Car Accident?
If you've been hurt in a Texas car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation.