What Damages Can You Expect to Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
My goal in representing an injured party in Vermont is to recover all the losses they have incurred to my client due to the injury. Vermont law differentiates between economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury claim.
Economic damages are monetary losses that are objectively verifiable. These may include medical costs, loss of past and future income, and losses arising from property damage. In Vermont, there is no upper limit to the amount of economic damages that an injured party could be awarded.
Non-economic damages include non-monetary losses, including physical pain and suffering, psychological and emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of the daily activities of life.
How Long will it Take to Receive a Personal Injury Settlement?
This will primarily depend on how quickly you recover from injuries.
I don’t try and settle a case until my client has had a complete recovery. If they don’t fully recover I try and settle why my client has reached an end medical result.
Patience is the key to achieve the just compensation for my client’s damages. However, at all times, my client has the final say in the negotiation process, and may choose to accept or reject an offer at any point.
What is a Lawyer’s Role in a Personal Injury Claim?
Here are some of things I do on behalf of my clients:
• Handle the communication with the insurance company in a professional manner on behalf of my client
• Obtain the medical records, medical bills, test reports, and other medical information
• Systematically document my client’s injuries backed by medical records
Identify all the potentially liable parties to the case