A car accident can be mentally, physically, and financially taxing on all parties involved. When you are in a motor vehicle crash due to the negligence of another driver, it is within your rights to partner with a dedicated attorney and file a personal injury lawsuit for financial compensation and resolution. 

Trust the Law Office of Shane McClelland to guide you through the complexities of recovering damages after a car accident in Texas. We are here to walk arm-in-arm with you through the overwhelming process of establishing a liable party, filing a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, and helping you recover a settlement worthy of your losses. Call us at (713) 987-7107 or get in touch with us online for more information. 

3 Types of Damages Available After Your Car Accident

After you have been injured in a car accident because of the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to file a lawsuit for your damages. In Texas, the compensation available is generally broken down into three separate categories, including: 

Economic Damages

For tangible losses, economic damages are awarded. This includes all potential future expenses as well as your already incurred expenses. This can include the costs associated with past, present, and future medical bills, and property damage to your car. Other examples of economic losses include:

  • Lost wages due to the inability to work
  • Cost of physical therapy or rehabilitation therapy
  • Cost of prescription medications

We are here to help determine the exact losses you have experienced due to your accident and then fight for you to recover for all of your damages. 

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages help compensate you for the intangible losses you have experienced, such as:

  • physical pain and suffering
  • mental or emotional pain or anguish
  • loss of consortium
  • disfigurement
  • physical impairment
  • loss of companionship and society
  • inconvenience
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • injury to reputation, and 
  • all other nonpecuniary losses of any kind other than exemplary damages.

Even the seemingly slightest of car accidents can take a serious mental toll on you or your family. While these losses are not as straightforward to quantify as economic damages, they are still crucial for your recovery.

Exemplary or Punitive Damages

Some cases are caused by the direct result of gross negligence. This means the liable party has exercised a wanton or blatant disregard for your safety or the safety of others. In cases like this, punitive damages may also be obtained. These damages are not tied to the direct costs of an accident but are instead awarded to punish particularly egregious behavior and to deter similar misconduct in the future. 

At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, we diligently work to ensure that all economic, non-economic, and punitive damages are vigorously pursued on behalf of our clients.

Injured in a Car Accident? Our Firm Can Help Today

Understanding the compensation you may be able to obtain following a car accident in Texas is crucial, particularly when considering the types of damages you might be eligible for. At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, our nearly two decades of experience in personal injury law uniquely positions us to evaluate the specifics of your situation. Our team is adept at dissecting car accident cases and focusing on identifying all potential damages. 

Every car accident case is unique, so we tailor our approach to suit your individual circumstances, ensuring that every aspect of potential compensation is explored and pursued. From the first consultation to the final resolution, whether through settlement or trial, our priority is to simplify the legal process for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery. For a complimentary case evaluation, please reach out to us as soon as possible following your accident. Schedule your no-cost consultation by calling (713) 987-7107 or through our online contact form.