Ways to Recover Additional CompensationMay 20, 2020 Insurance Issues
Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
If you are injured in Ohio due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be eligible for compensation from them or their insurance company to cover your losses. In some cases, a quick settlement may be easy to get; however, an attorney can help you get the most out of your personal injury claim. This can ensure you get the long-term medical care you need and recover the wages you missed out on.
For more information about your situation, contact the Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. With our record of success and considerable resources, we will fight to get everything you deserve.
What Kind of Damages Can I Get?
There are two types of damages you can get after a personal injury to make you whole: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are connected to a specific amount that you paid as a result of your injuries. Non-economic damages do not have a precise sum that can be easily determined. However, they are still used to quantify your compensation.
Economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Physical disfigurement
Punitive damages are also sometimes possible in a personal injury claim. But punitive damages are not designed to make you whole after a loss. Rather, they are assessed to punish the wrongdoer for their actions and dissuade others from similar actions.
For example, a drunk driver may be assessed punitive damages for their extremely reckless behavior that resulted in injuries to another person.
How to Get the Most Out of a Personal Injury Claim
To get the most compensation possible out of a personal injury claim, you should work with an experienced attorney who will properly assess your damages and present them to the insurance company.
You must make a strong demand for your past and future losses, which requires calculating how much your claim is worth. This includes your total medical bills, estimated future medical costs, total lost wages, and a determination of other amounts that you have and will lose because of your injuries.
It can be particularly difficult to determine how much you will need in the future, and often expert witnesses are required. KNR has a close working relationship with many industry experts who can testify and develop statements for our clients.
By working with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, you can determine how much your claim is really worth and make that demand to the insurance company so you get the most out of your claim.
Should I Take a Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company?
Most insurance companies try to make quick settlement offers to injury victims after an accident. They want to close your claim fast and for the least amount possible. Generally, you should never take such an offer. It is often a low-ball offer, designed to handle things before you speak to an attorney.
KNR is not afraid to go up against these insurance companies. They will have legal teams on their side, you should have the same. With our reputation, resources, and record of getting clients what they deserve, we know what it takes to recover what’s right. Let us fight for you from the beginning so you get the best settlement offer possible. If they refuse to make an acceptable settlement offer, we will go to trial.
Call KNR to Maximize Your Injury Claim
If you or a loved one are injured due to someone else’s actions, you deserve compensation to be made whole for all of your losses. Call KNR today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online form to get help. We have offices throughout Ohio, and we can come to you.
Initial consultations are free and we don’t charge up-front fees. There is no cost to you unless you recover compensation.