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A personal injury case occurs when an accident or incident results in a victim being injured, caused by the negligence or misconduct of another. When a personal injury case is proven, victims are able to recover compensation for their losses. While many personal injury matters appear to be “straightforward” at first sight, there are actually a multitude of complexities and challenges that people can face with these cases. It is important that you have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer on your side to handle the complexities of your case. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, our highly experienced team is here to help you every step of the way with your case. We understand the detrimental toll victims experience after an accident. Therefore, it is best to consult with a professional.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another, contact our team today for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer!

Types of Personal Injury Accidents

There are a wide range of personal injury accidents that can occur, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Playground injuries
  • Product liability
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Airplane crash and mishaps
  • Railroad accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Wrongful death

At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, we specialize in all personal injury accidents. We know what it takes to recover maximum compensation on behalf of our clients to ensure they receive a fair settlement for their losses. If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, it is best to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

Types of Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Case

If you have been involved in a personal injury matter, you may be wondering what types of damages you can potentially recover. This is one of the most important factors of a personal injury case, therefore, it’s important for victims to understand the types of damages available so they can receive maximum compensation for their losses. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, we will do whatever it takes to prove your losses to ensure the best settlement possible.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are monetary expenses incurred due to an injury. These types of damages are unique to each case and each individual involved. Therefore, economic damages vary greatly from case to case. Some of the most common economic damages include:

  • Loss of earnings: If a plaintiff is not able to work due to their injuries or treatment for their injuries, then they may be awarded compensation for their time that they missed work. 
  • Loss of future earnings: If the plaintiff is no longer able to work due to permanent injuries, then they may receive compensation for the loss of their future earnings that they would have earned had they not been injured. 
  • Past, present, and future medical bills: When a plaintiff is injured, they must undergo medical exams, appointments, treatments, and much more throughout their recovery. Therefore, if they have had to do so, they may be awarded compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, which have results from the accident. 
  • Property damage: When an accident occurs, the plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for property damage, which includes damage to your vehicle, personal belongings, and more.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are non-monetary damages incurred due to an injury. Some of the most common non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering includes physical pain caused by the accident, physical discomfort resulting from treatment, mental anguish, fatigue, anxiety and other psychological effects of the accident.
  • Mental anguish: When an accident impacts the plaintiff's mental health, then a claim for emotional distress may be possible. Typically, this type of damage is proven through diagnosis and/or treatment by a medical provider. 
  • Loss of consortium or companionship: In a wrongful death claim, loss of consortium, companionship, as well as many other losses may be recoverable. 

Wrongful Death Damages

A wrongful death claim provides compensation for surviving family and loved ones. Some of the most common wrongful death damages include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses prior to the victim’s death
  • Emotional distress of surviving family and loved ones
  • Loss of financial contribution
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of consortium and companionship

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are meant as punishment to the person or entity that is responsible for causing the injury. Punitive damages are only awarded to victims when the defendant’s acts are found to be exceptionally malicious or reckless.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

A personal injury lawyer handles a wide range of details pertaining to your case, including but not limited to:

  • Investigates claims: When it comes to successfully investigating a personal injury claim, it is imperative to have a highly skilled and experienced lawyer on your side. Our team has the knowledge that it takes to investigate claims, prove liability, and prove the damages that you are owed to ensure a great settlement. 
  • Gathering evidence: Obtaining evidence is crucial to a successful case. Our team has the skills it takes to find the right evidence that will find the responsible party liable for your injuries. There are many different elements of evidence, including police reports, medical bills, history of medical treatment, surveillance footage, witness statements, photographs, and much more.
  • Negotiates with insurance companies: Personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in negotiating with insurance companies. Your lawyer will review the policy details, determine the maximum level of compensation possible based on the circumstances of your case, and many other forms of evidence. Once your lawyer has everything necessary, they will use these key factors to prove your case and negotiate the best settlement possible.
  • Conducts discovery: The plaintiff's lawyer may conduct discovery, which involves a number of factors, including investigations and depositions of the opposing party, witnesses, and experts. 
  • Sets clients up with doctors who work on a lien: Our team works closely with doctors and specialists who work on a lien, which means clients do not have to pay out of pocket when working with our network of doctors. Instead, the doctors get paid out once the case gets settled. 
  • Reviews legal and medical documents: Reviewing legal and medical documents efficiently is crucial to a personal injury case, therefore, it’s imperative to have an expert on your side who will be able to take on this task.
  • Keeps records of medical bills and hospital records: Keeping records of both medical bills and medical records is also crucial to your case, as it proves you were receiving treatment for the injuries you endured from the accident. Medical bills and medical records will help you prove damages. 
  • Provides legal advice: Beyond the many other ways your lawyer can help you, most importantly, they will provide you with the best legal advice possible to ensure an ideal outcome for your case.
  • Represents clients in a trial: While the majority of personal injury cases do not go to try, there are some that do and in the event of that happening, it’s important to have a skilled personal injury attorney who will represent you in a trial. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, our team is highly experienced in representing our clients in trial, as well as settling before having to go to trial. 

Keep in mind that the list mentioned above includes just the basics of what your personal injury lawyer can do for you. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, our team is committed to going above and beyond for our clients. We know that dealing with the aftermath of an accident is extremely difficult; however, it is important that you have a team of dedicated professionals on your side to ensure you receive the settlement you deserve for your losses. Oftentimes, personal injury victims try to handle their claim alone, which results in insurance adjusters taking advantage of them and using anything they say against them. This is why it is best to work with a professional who is knowledgeable of these matters. If you are in need of an experienced personal injury attorney, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.

Contact Us Today to Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney

At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, you can count on our team to be with your every step of the way after an accident. While we do take pride in obtaining an excellent settlement on behalf of our clients, it is also extremely important that our client gets back to their fullest potential in terms of their health. We know how difficult it is for accident victims after an accident and it is important that our clients understand that we will help them get through this difficult time. Therefore, it is our job to handle the legal complexities of our clients’ cases while they focus on recovery. You can trust that our team will work diligently and tirelessly to ensure they receive the desired outcome that they deserve.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim of a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our team at The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj. We will do whatever it takes to hold the negligent party responsible for their wrongdoings. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, our experienced personal injury lawyers and legal team has the expertise, knowledge, and skill to get our clients the results they need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and we will take the next steps to file a personal injury claim on your behalf and handle the rest. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t win, you don’t owe us a thing! With that being said, you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm. Call today!

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