Car Accident Attorneys – Auto Crash Law
While you and your Texas car accident attorney are busy crunching numbers to establish your damage amount, the defendants are also doing the very same thing, but they call it “totaling up the losses” (or what they will argue are the losses, and their number is certainly lower than yours).
Damage amounts are almost always the most contentious issue in a car accident case. Defendants often claim that they really owe you much less than you’re asking. This is where they might accuse you of asking for a handout by saying your requested amount is far higher than traditional payouts, or that your suit is frivolous. Some sly defense attorneys may compare your damage suit to a winning lottery ticket as they ask for relief. So you must clearly show the jury that your requested damage amount is realistic and proportional to the true harm done to you and any of your vehicle’s passengers who might have been in the car at the time of the accident. This is usually good news though as arguing over the damage amount is usually the last stand of a guilty defendant who by this time is basically throwing himself on the mercy of the court. So you must finish your case strongly: with clear evidence that illustrates your losses and substantiates the sum total of your damages.
Determining the full amount of damages is as important as the other three burdens of proof since you have only got one chance at receiving compensatory damages from any single negligent defendant. You don’t get a second bite at that apple. But computing every single loss can be challenging unless you have an experienced attorney specializing in vehicle injury accidents who knows the value of personal injury losses and how to effectively calculate them.
How do you put a price tag on an intangible loss such as pain and suffering, or that of your child? In calculating the loss of earning capacity, how do you account for hypothetical raises and promotions you would have earned had you continued to work, or gotten a promotion, or were hired away by another company at double your current salary? How can you calculate how much all of your medical bills will amount to if your treatment is not yet complete, and your doctor can’t tell how long it will last? The auto accident lawyers at our Texas Law Office know how to account for and calculate every one of your damages, and make certain that you recover as much as possible for your injuries.
Put our years of experience to work for you. If you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim, and how much compensation you can secure from your auto accident case, call our Law Firm now for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.