How Much Can I Recover?
Compensation & Houston Car Accidents
The total amount of recovery will fluctuate based on the various factors involved in your case. Only after a thorough investigation will an attorney be able to give you an estimate on the value of your claim. The value of claims is determined based on a number of factors. For one, your attorney will consider the cost of the property damage, that is, the cost of vehicle repairs and possibly items inside of the vehicle that were damaged in the accident. The insurance adjuster assigned to your case will evaluate information that you submit to them, such as an estimate on repairs from an auto body shop. This will be taken into consideration when determining property damage compensation.
The value of your claim can also be affected by factors such as medical care and ongoing rehabilitation. If you were injured in the car accident, then you should visit your doctor for a physical examination. If you were not the at-fault party, then the at-fault party's insurance should be required to pay the full cost of your initial medical treatments as well as any necessary rehabilitative or follow-up treatments. If the nature of the driving offense was egregious, then the court may also require the at-fault party to pay the victim punitive damages as a type of disciplinary action. The total value of your claim could also include compensation for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering which is a type of emotional damage not easily quantifiable by dollar amount.
Again, a detailed estimate of how much you could recover for your car accident is possible once you speak with an attorney about your case, so contact a Houston car accident lawyer from Stern Law Group as soon as possible.