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Understanding Compensation Types in Personal Injury Cases in Texas: A Guide by Ashmore & Ashmore Law

Navigating through the aftermath of a personal injury can be an overwhelming experience. Medical bills, lost wages, and the emotional toll are all challenges those affected face. Here at Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm, we are committed to assisting you in understanding and pursuing the various compensation types in personal injury cases in Texas.


Let's delve into the primary categories of compensation that you, as an aggrieved party, may be entitled to:


1. Economic Damages

In the legal realm, economic damages signify the financial losses incurred due to personal injury. They encompass actual expenses such as medical bills, lost earnings, and property damage - including vehicular damage, damaged personal items like cell phones, or other belongings in your vehicle at the time of the incident. The core intention of economic damages is to reimburse you for tangible financial losses that directly stem from your injuries.


2. Non-Economic Damages

The impact of a personal injury goes beyond just the financial burden. Non-economic damages come into play here, acknowledging an injury's emotional, psychological, and physical toll. These damages account for physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, and loss of enjoyment of life. They also cover loss of consortium and loss of services, aiming to compensate for non-tangible but very real aspects of your ordeal.


3. Punitive Damages

The court may award punitive damages when the offending party's actions were particularly heinous or malicious. These damages serve a dual purpose - to reprimand the defendant and deter similar actions in the future. The legal system condemns such actions by implementing punitive damages for gross negligence conduct.


4. Wrongful Death Damages

In the unfortunate event where negligence or intentional misconduct results in a fatality, surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death damages. These may encompass the deceased's lost wages, loss of inheritance, loss of advice, counsel, services, care maintenance, and support, as well as mental anguish. Wrongful death damages can also include punitive or exemplary damages as a punishment to the wrongdoer.


5. Survival Damages

Lastly, the estate of the deceased may be eligible for survival damages. These damages encompass pain and suffering experienced before death, along with incurred medical expenses and funeral/burial costs.

Understanding these various forms of compensation can be complex. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm in Rockwall, Texas, are here to guide you through this intricate process. With our profound understanding of Texas law, we are dedicated to helping you navigate this challenging time and secure the compensation you deserve.


Let us be your stalwart advocates in the fight for justice. Contact Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm today.

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