When a person is injured and has consulted an attorney, one of the first questions is “how much money will I be compensated?” This determination is based on some factors. Giving a quick answer is usually not possible.
Personal injury damages are classified as compensatory which means the money compensates the injured party for medical expenses for treatment, for property loss, pain, and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and loss of consortium. The compensatory damages award is intended to make help the injured party return to a normal life to the extent possible.
Each and every personal injury case is different. This Metairie personal injury attorney will evaluate your particular situation to determine the best course of action. In some instances when a defendant was extremely dangerous and careless, the injured party may be awarded punitive damages which are intended to punish the defendant for his careless behavior.
It is important to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible to evaluate your injury case. Louisiana has a one-year window to file a claim. This lawyer is experienced in dealing with uncooperative doctors and insurance companies to negotiate a full and fair settlement. He will stand by your side protecting your rights throughout the entire process. For more information, visit this attorney.