There are a number of different potential causes for a personal injury case, and every individual case is different. There is no set amount someone can expect in a given case, and this is part of the reason why retaining a personal injury lawyer to navigate these particulars for you is so important.
At the offices of Matthew Jube, we’re here to help. While we can’t give you a set number up front for your case, we can help you with some of the important factors involved here, plus what punitive damages are and why they might be important for your case. Let’s take a look.
The amount of compensation you should be seeking in your personal injury case will depend on a few important factors:
• All injuries you sustained, and their extent
• The total cost of damages that can be measured economically, such as medical bills, lost income, vehicle repairs and others
• Non-economic damages, including pain, suffering and mental or emotional anguish
• The possibility of punitive damages, which we’ll go over in our next section
In certain cases that go to court, the court may award punitive damages to the victim. The purpose of these is to punish the offender above and beyond what’s necessary to compensate the victim – judges generally only give these rulings in cases of extreme negligence, as a partial deterrent to this kind of behavior in the future.
Why a Lawyer Matters
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a personal injury case, and this is why a personal injury attorney is so vital. Your lawyer can help you file a claim, present the proper facts, and get a trial or settlement amount that compensates you fairly for the injuries, pain and suffering you’ve experienced.
For more on how we can help, contact the offices of Matthew Jube today.