West Plains, MO Personal Injury Damages
You Have a Right to Sue for Compensation
When you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident caused
by another person's negligence, you can file a personal injury or
wrongful death claim for compensation. This is due to the fact that Missouri
state law recognizes the right of an injured party to pursue monetary
damages for wrongs suffered through no fault of his or her own. You should
not be forced to pay the price for another person's careless, reckless
or otherwise negligent actions, and you can hire a
West Plains personal injury attorney to help you pursue the full amount of compensation that you are due.
Damages for Medical Expenses
The first aspect of determining the value of a
personal injury claim is to ask the question of just how much the entire situation will end
up costing the accident victim and his or her family. This is not limited
to the costs of emergency medical treatment and hospitalization, since
you can also claim compensation for the ongoing costs of rehabilitative
care, physical therapy, medication, equipment and modifications to your
home. Looking at the extent of medical expenses which will often be incurred
by someone who has suffered a serious injury in an accident can be staggering.
For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates
that a spinal cord injury will cost between $15,000 and $30,000
per year, and may cost between $500,000 and $3 million over the course of a lifetime.
Compensation for Your Lost Income
In addition to estimating the long-term costs of providing treatment so
that you can return as nearly as possible to your pre-accident condition,
it is also necessary to take into account the amount of income that will
be lost during and after your recovery. While you are out of work recuperating
from your injuries, your family may be entirely deprived of its livelihood.
Even after you have reached the maximum level of improvement possible,
you may have been rendered permanently disabled, making it difficult or
impossible for you to earn an income sufficient to support yourself and
your family. Given the fact of lost income and enormous medical bills,
it is not surprising to see that major medical events including serious
injuries are commonly listed as being the number one reason why Americans
file for bankruptcy.
Noneconomic Damages for West Plains, MO Injury Claims
Your personal injury claim is not limited to the direct and tangible losses
you have suffered in terms of money. The amount of your claim should be
calculated to include an estimate for the value of your pain, suffering,
mental anguish, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement and
loss of capacity to enjoy life. This last area of the claim can be difficult
to put a price tag on, but our attorneys have
more than 60 years of combined experience and we can help you figure out how much you should demand in noneconomic damages.
Let a West Plains Injury Attorney Maximize Your Claim
Don't take any further steps in your case before contacting us at Henry
& Williams, P.C. for a
free initial consultation with a lawyer from our team. By agreeing to speak with a representative
from the insurance company, you would be laying yourself open to the risk
of saying things that would jeopardize your right to claim damages. If
you are offered a settlement, let us review it first; insurance companies
often make this type of offer, knowing that they may be able to get the
accident victim to accept an amount that is far less than what the case
is worth. Instead, let us guide you through the entire legal process and
take proven actions to maximize the value of your claim!
We do not charge fees unless we obtain financial compensation for you! Call
888-505-5606 to get started.