Has an accident left you damaged? Another way to put it is, do you have a loss or injury for which you may be entitled to compensation? Ask yourself. Did I have an accident that I believe is someone else's fault? Was my car or property damaged in any way? Was I physically injured in an accident and had to receive medical treatment? If I was physically injured, did that injury cause me pain or suffering? Did the situation mentally or emotionally affect me? Did I need to seek treatment for the emotional damage through some form of therapy?
If you said "yes" to any of the above questions, you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer because pursuant to Louisiana tort law, if someone has damaged you or your property and that person is at fault, that person can potentially be held liable for your damages and required to pay for them.
Damages are a necessary element to recover for a personal injury case. The damages you can recover can take many forms, from property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Your damages directly impact the amount of your recovery. No damages mean you will not recover financial compensation.
The Louisiana personal injury attorney Philip B. Adams explains how to recover financial compensation in a personal injury case.
How Do I Determine What My Damages Are?
Identifying your damages and assessing their value can be tricky because you are not always aware of the types of damages you can seek recovery for, which could result in obtaining a settlement that is not fair or appropriate for your losses. The court awards money for damages on a case-by-case basis because no two cases are alike. Thus, the types of damages that you may have must be assessed specifically based on your situation to determine the amount of recovery that you may be due, if any.
An experienced lawyer can help you navigate your personal injury case and ensure you receive the recovery you deserve. We look at your circumstances and determine if you have compensatory damages which are meant to make you whole. If so, we work to determine how much those damages are worth. Also, we review your case and determine if punitive damages are a possibility. Punitive damages are meant to punish the liable party but are usually only available in rare instances. For example, punitive damages may arise if you were injured by a drunk driver.
No doubt, accidents can cause property destruction, which will require repairs. As with any repairs, the right “repair person” can make all the difference. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Philip B. Adams, LLC have experienced personal injury attorneys with a nearly decade-long track record of fighting for accident victims and helping them repair their lives.
Call A Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you, a friend, or a family member wants to know if you can sue for your damages, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Philip B. Adams, LLC today! We represent clients throughout the state of Louisiana and assist all victims of injury accidents, no matter how big or small their case may be.
To learn more about our firm, you can visit our website or call us at 318-230-7199 to set up a consultation with an experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer.