Have you suffered critical injuries that another party’s reckless or negligent conduct caused? If so, you have the right to compensation for your damages. However, the claims process can be particularly complex.
Identifying liable parties and accounting for every loss is essential if you hope to get through these challenging times. A personal injury lawyer at Jenner Law can handle every element of your case from start to finish. Focus on healing while we work tirelessly to bring the liable party to justice.
Recoverable Damages In a Personal Injury Lawsuit
After being involved in an accident, you have the right to compensation for your damages. The court system refers to this as “being made whole.” This means you are entitled to restitution for financially based damages (economic damages) and non-monetary losses (noneconomic damages).
With that in mind, here are some of the top types of losses you could win as part of your personal injury lawsuit or insurance claims:
Income Loss Damages
Taking time off work to deal with your injuries can be devastating financially. You may struggle financially without this income if you get paid hourly or salary or through another arrangement. Thankfully, the liable party should compensate you for this loss of income.
However, lost income isn’t the only financial loss you can recover. For example, if you receive employee benefits, you can also recover these losses. Examples of such income-related losses could include:
- Loss of potential bonuses
- Loss of potential salary increases
- Vacation pay
- Holiday pay
- Paid time off
- Sick time off
- Contributions to your 401(k) or retirement savings by your employer
- Employer-provided health insurance coverage
When your injuries are so severe you cannot continue working, the liable party should also pay you for your diminished earning potential.
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pain and suffering damages are often excruciatingly painful and emotionally troubling. This does not only include the pain and emotional trauma associated with your physical injuries. Pain and suffering damages generally do not have a fixed financial value. These losses are subjective.
Your personal injury lawyer will need to evaluate how your life has been affected to calculate the value of these damages accurately. Examples of pain and suffering damages could include:
- Skin scarring and disfigurement
- Psychological distress
- Reputational damages
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished quality of life
The individual or entity that caused your injuries should also be responsible for covering your healthcare and medical expenses. From your ambulance bills and diagnostic testing fees to your prescription medications, surgical interventions, and ongoing medical treatment, every single expense should be taken care of by the at-fault party.
Why Hire Our Personal Injury Attorneys
The benefits of having our personal injury attorneys at Jenner Law take on your case are undeniable. While you devote your time to healing and spending time with your family, our firm will handle every legal detail of your case. Some of the top elements we will focus on include:
- Investigating how the accident occurred
- Who is responsible for causing your injuries
- The evidence we need to prove liability and negligence
- Whether you can file an insurance claim
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Updating you with case status changes
- Returning your calls when you have questions or concerns
- Determining your chances of having to bring your personal injury claim to court
What It Costs to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney at Jenner Law
Do not let your fears surrounding the cost of a personal injury lawyer stop you from reaching out to one for help. Unlike divorce, criminal defense, or other types of attorneys, most personal injury lawyers are willing to work with victims on contingency.
At Jenner Law, you will not have to pay attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Contingency agreements mean our payment is contingent upon winning your case. If we do not win, we do not get paid, and you do not lose any money for your efforts in seeking justice.
Important Personal Injury Lawsuit Deadlines
Every state has a statute of limitations that limits the time injured parties have to file their claims. The time you have is based on your state and whether you are filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death action. For instance, if you live in Maryland or Massachusetts, the statute of limitations generally allows three years to pass before expiring.
However, someone living in Virginia generally has just two years to file their lawsuit before time runs out. The sooner you get a personal injury lawyer working on your case, the less likely the statute of limitations will affect your lawsuit.
Jenner Law Client Testimonials and Reviews
When searching for a personal injury law firm to handle your case, checking out client reviews and testimonials is a great way to see how a law firm’s former clients feel about their legal services. With that in mind, here are some of our most recent client reviews:
“I really appreciated the quality and timeliness of work that went into my case. I was so pleased that I hired this team. Any contacts that I had with this company have always been handled in a professional manner. I was always informed on the status of my case and each phone call message was answered within a few hours. I recommend Rob to family and friends and anyone who needs legal advice.”
-Cindy J. Pajak
“Incredible communication, excellent way of explaining every procedure for people not involved with law, and extremely personable. I couldn’t be more happy and appreciative for their help!”
“Jenner Law, in particular Katie Kerner, did a fantastic job in representing myself and others in a case against a medical device company. It was an extremely difficult case and I know that they achieved the best outcome possible. I totally recommend Jenner Law without hesitation.”
Reach Out to a Personal Injury Lawyer for Help Today
Catastrophic injuries can turn your life upside down. When another party’s recklessness causes your injuries, you can take action and demand full repayment. Call our office today for a free, no-obligation consultation at Jenner Law as soon as today. We can answer your questions and explain how a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you.