A Highly Experienced Defiance Injury Lawyer Can Assist You
From car and motorcycle accidents to slip and falls and assaults, the Defiance personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC are experienced in defending injury victims in Ohio. If you have been hurt because someone else failed to act with a proper degree of care, we want to represent you in recovering the compensation you deserve.
Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim
After you are injured and are in the process of healing, one of the most pressing questions you will have is what types of compensation you may be able to recover – and how much compensation – if you pursue a personal injury claim. While the amount of damages that you are able to recover will depend upon the specifics of your case and the value of your losses, some of the most common recoverable damages types include:
- Healthcare and medical costs. The costs of medical treatment for your injury will likely be one of the biggest expenses that you incur. You should be compensated for all healthcare expenses related to your accident, present and future.
- Loss of earnings. If your injury forced you to miss work, or has prevented you from being able to return to work, you should be compensated for this. You can seek damage for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
- Pain, suffering, and emotional anguish. Accidents often result in more than just economic losses; they cause a person to experience pain, suffering, and emotional anguish and psychological harm as well.
- Punitive or exemplary damages. A court may order a defendant in a personal injury suit to pay punitive, also known as exemplary, damages in the event that the defendant acted with malice or intent in causing the defendant harm.
What Do I Have to Prove?
In order to recover any of the damage types listed above, a plaintiff in a personal injury suit must prove that their injuries and losses would not have been incurred but for the negligence of the defendant. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care that person or reasonable prudence would, and can include everything from violations of the law, like drinking and driving, to acts of irresponsibility, such as failing to clean up a spill in a reasonable amount of time.
Contact Our Experienced Defiance Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you have been injured because of another person’s error or misconduct, our experienced Defiance personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC can help you to prove negligence and damages. We will advocate for you throughout the entire process, and negotiate for a fair settlement amount. We never charge our clients unless your claim is resolved in your favor, and a consultation with our law firm is always free. Contact us today by phone or online to get started.