In Texas, you can recover money for non-injury damages in a car accident. If another driver’s negligence caused your crash, they are responsible for compensating you for all the damages you suffered. This could include compensation for your medical treatment, as well as money for your property damage, physical pain and suffering, emotional damages, and lost wages from work.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers know how to handle car accident cases. We can help you collect evidence to support your claim before we go after the at-fault driver’s insurance company for your damages. Call us at 713-850-8600 for a free legal consultation.
What Non-Injury Damages Can I Recover?
Non-injury damages are any expenses or losses that occurred from a car accident that does not involve treatment for an injury. Your non-injury damages might include money for:
- Pain and suffering, which are the emotional damages you suffered because of the trauma or health consequences of the car accident;
- Property damage, which pays for the damages incurred to your car and other personal items; and
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity, if you can no longer work after your car accident.
Who Is Responsible for Paying My Damages?
If another driver was at fault for the car accident, it is likely that we will seek compensation from their insurance company. Because we are working against an insurance company, this process can be complex and it can be wise to seek the aid and representation of an attorney.
Our attorneys know how to build a fact-based case and calculate a fair value for your damages. We can file your claim and negotiate directly with the insurance company to settle your case. If the other driver’s insurer refuses to negotiate or tries to offer you a low settlement, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
How Much Can I Expect to Receive in Non-Injury Compensation?
There is no set amount for non-injury compensation claims. There are many details to consider, and any of them can significantly change your settlement amount.
These are just a few of the factors that will impact your claim value:
- The extent and cost of the damages to your vehicle;
- Your medical prognosis, which will influence your lost wages and reduced earning capacity;
- The effect of the car accident on your mental health;
- How the accident has affected your day-to-day activities; and
- Any pain and suffering you experienced because of the wrongful death of a loved one.
How Will an Attorney Assist Me With My Non-Injury Claim?
Our attorneys offer a variety of services to help car accident victims fight for fair compensation for their full range of losses.
We Offer Complimentary Consultations.
Each car accident case is different. The injuries sustained and damages incurred vary, so the complimentary consultation is an essential part of the process. During this consultation, we will get to know you and your case. You will also have the opportunity to meet our legal team and to bring up any questions you might have about the process.
We Know How to Prove Liability
To seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance provider, one must first prove liability. By showing that the other driver was negligent in terms of safe driving practices, we know how to prove liability and seek compensation for your damages.
We Will Evaluate Your Legal Options.
Our attorneys will also help you evaluate your options for compensation. The responsible party is liable for all of the expenses you incurred, including both injury and non-injury related damages. We will help you by calculating a realistic amount to cover your expenses.
The first step that insurance companies often take is to offer a low settlement amount. Because the insurance company does not represent you, it usually does not have your best interests in mind. If you are not satisfied with the settlement offer, we can take your case to trial.
We Can Collect the Necessary Documentation.
Because we are seeking compensation from an insurance company, we will need to collect documentation that proves your case. We need documents that support the damages incurred, as well as documents that support the estimated cost of your losses.
A few critical documents might include:
- The police report;
- Medical records;
- A repair estimate from a qualified auto mechanic;
- Photos of the accident scene and your damaged car;
- Car rental receipts;
- Transportation receipts to and from medical appointments;
- Documentation of the cost of childcare;
- Receipts from household renovations made to support health conditions;
- A medical statement recommending time off work;
- Receipts for damaged items in the car; and
- Receipts for any other out-of-pocket expenses.
We will assist you in gathering all of the required documentation to best support your non-injury claim. We will also walk you through every step of the legal process.
How Can I Contact a Car Accident Attorney Today?
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our legal team is used to negotiating with insurance companies. Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your complimentary consultation.