In 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 Johnson County personal injury attorney about your situation and learn more about your available options.
Types of Personal Injury Compensation
- Compensatory Damages - 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 Damages - "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.
- Structured Settlements - 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 consultation. An experienced attorney 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 Johnson County personal injury lawyers 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.
Read What Our Former Clients Have Said
"Professional, informative, and vital in working with the prosecutor to secure the most favorable outcome possible".Barb
"Jerry kept in constant contact with us and our son during the case and went the extra mile to plea before the judge outside and inside the courtroom".Joanne from Nebraska