Available Damages for Texas Personal Injuries
If someone else’s carelessness caused your injury, you may qualify for financial compensation. Texas law categorizes damages into two distinct types: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages can be quantified and therefore easier to prove to insurance companies. They can compensate for things like:
- Medical expenses (both current and future)
- Therapy costs
- Property damages
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral costs (in the case of wrongful death)
Non-economic damages cover things that cannot be quantified. They are designed to cover aspects that can’t be reimbursed dollar-for-dollar, including:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Decreased quality of life as a result of your injuries
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium (loss of relationship with a husband, wife, or partner)
When you bring your case to us, we’ll help you determine the damages you may be eligible for.
Our Advice? Listen to Your Doctors.
Along with your attorneys, your doctors want to help you. It is imperative that you are honest with them, listen to their recommendations, and stick with your treatments. Failure to heed medical advice will make you appear negligent in your recovery, and therefore, we won’t be able to argue well on your behalf.
After an accident, see a medical professional as soon as you can. As experienced attorneys, we’re well-versed in post-injury processes. If we tell you to visit a doctor today, we’re telling you for your benefit.
Put a Dedicated Legal Team on Your Side
Most insurance companies only have their best interests in mind when processing a claim. We want to give power back to the policyholder. With the help of aggressive advocacy, you can feel confident knowing your rights are being fought for. At Ellis & Thomas, PLLC, we have proudly dedicated our careers to serving the people of Houston, Texas. Schedule your free case consultation today. We represent clients in Missouri City, Pasadena, Channelview, Pearland, and League City, Texas.