Fulton Personal Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you should seek compensation. You owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to be awarded damages for your medical expenses, missed work, lost wages, and even general pain and suffering. If you’re in the Fulton area, a Douglas and London personal injury lawyer can help.
Hiring our team of Fulton personal injury lawyers is one of the best ways to get started on your journey towards health, justice, and closure after your accident.
How much money can I expect from a personal injury case?
Most people begin a meeting with a lawyer by asking how much money they can expect to be awarded for their case. However, it’s very difficult to come up with an estimate for expected compensation with such little information.
There is no set formula for determining how much a case is worth. Instead, the exact amount is determined by a variety of factors including the extent of the injury, amount of medical expenses, emotional trauma, missed work, and lost earning capacity.
However, there are general guidelines. Claims from serious or catastrophic accidents will be eligible for much higher compensation than claims for minor incidents. For example, an accident that leads to a traumatic brain injury can be eligible for compensation that ranges in the millions of dollars, because this incurs intense suffering and pain, as well as a dramatic decrease in earning capacity and high medical expenses.
Special cases that require expert attention and advice
Not every personal injury case is clear-cut. Some cases can be quite confusing, with issues ranging from contributory negligence to preexisting injuries:
- Contributory negligence is when the victim is partially responsible for the accident that caused the injury. Some states have contributory negligence laws that allow partially responsible victims to seek a calculated percentage of accident compensation. For example, if the victim was 15% percent responsible for the accident, they could still be awarded 85% of the overall possible compensation.
- Another potential complexity in a personal injury case is a pre-existing injury. Victims cannot sue for this. However, victims can seek compensation for an injury that was aggravated because of the accident.
Don’t count yourself out of the compensation you deserve by assuming you don’t have a case because of the above. Instead, allow an expert personal injury attorney at Douglas and London, to help you determine if you have a case.
Choose Douglas and London
The Fulton personal injury lawyers at Douglas and London have over 10 years of experience in tort law and have garnered more than $18 billion in settlements and verdicts. You can count on us for expert representation throughout your entire case.
Call Douglas and London today to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about what w can do for you.