Olathe Personal Injury Lawyer
personal injury cases, the desired outcome is to recover the damages that you have suffered
through compensation of some kind. What most people may not realize, however,
is that there is more than one type of compensation that could be recovered
in a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured in an accident,
it is very important that you know your options so that you can be fully
compensated for all of the damages you have suffered.
Call Martin & Wallentine today to speak with a knowledgeable
Olathe personal injury attorney about your situation and learn which options may be available to you.
Types of Personal Injury Compensation
There are two types of compensatory damages: general and special. General
compensatory damages are usually non-monetary in nature, such as pain
and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium or companionship.
Special compensatory damages are generally monetary in nature and include
things like property damage repair, medical bills, and loss of income.
"Punitive" means the infliction of punishment. Therefore, punitive
damages are meant to punish the party liable for your injury and suffering.
In general, punitive damages require the liable party to pay a fine up
to 10 times the amount of compensatory damages.
In large settlement situations, a structured settlement could be arranged
where the victim receives monthly or annual payments over a certain period
of time instead of receiving one large lump sum.
Wrongful Death Damages
In personal injury cases where a victim has been killed and the family
is seeking compensation, the damages consist of things such as funeral
costs, loss of income, emotional distress, and loss of consortium or companionship.
How Our Firm Could Help
After suffering a personal injury accident, it is important that you choose
the right kind of damages for which to fight for compensation. In some
cases, you may even be able to recover more than one type of damages,
so call Martin & Wallentine right away for a
free consultation. An experienced lawyer from our firm could review your case and give you
an initial evaluation with possible options. Call today!
Trustworthy Service Throughout Johnson County
Over the years, our firm has tried numerous cases in court, dozens of which
have resulted in success. Our Olathe personal injury attorneys are respectful
and caring towards clients, and will fight aggressively and relentlessly
for maximum compensation on your behalf. Each case is extremely important
to us and we will give our all to obtain the results that you need. We
also work on a
contingency fee basis, so call today to learn about our services and our affordable rates.
Our team looks forward to working with you.