Personal injury settlements are intended to compensate individuals who have been injured as a result of another individual’s (or some other entity’s – like a corporation’s or business’) negligent or reckless behavior. While the amount of money awarded as part of a personal injury settlement for a specific case will depend on a number of factors, some of the specific elements that come into play when determining the settlement amount include:
- Whether the injury (or injuries) are treatable or irreversible
- Whether the injured person requires long-term or life-long medical care for his injuries
- Whether there are multiple injured people involved in the personal injury lawsuit
- Whether the negligent party has a history of behaving negligently.
Regardless of the amount of the personal injury settlement awarded, however, all such settlements specifically include compensatory damages. This is compensation for the injured party’s expenses that have been sustained as a direct result of the accident (in contrast, punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent party for its reckless behavior). Compensatory damages can include monetary awards for expenses related to:
- Past and future medical bills
- Property damage
- Past and future lost wages.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a personal injury, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, and we are experienced at helping them secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.