J. Alexander Law Firm Personal Injury Articles
When you sue another person or entity, like a corporation, you could be entitled to damages when you win. The term damages refers to money a court order the losing party (or, more specifically, the losing party’s insurance company) to pay you. There are two main types of damages in Texas: punitive and compensatory.
In some personal injury lawsuits, the law allows a court to order punitive damages. However, the majority of lawsuits settle out of court, which means that your personal injury attorney and the other party’s attorney reach an agreement that you agree is satisfactory. You can only get punitive damages if you go to court and a judge awards them to you – otherwise, you’ve reached a settlement.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a medical professional’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible. The law in Texas makes it possible to sue another person or corporation when someone dies as a result of a wrongful act, carelessness, lack of skill, neglect or default.
Being in a car crash is traumatic – and if you’ve been injured, you may be trying to focus on your recovery at home or in the hospital. Many injuries are immediately apparent, like broken bones, but some injuries don’t even show up for days or weeks after the accident. Some of the most common injuries after a car accident include: