Video LibraryWhat are Damages in a Personal Injury or Death Case?

Austin Injury Lawyer Explains Past, Present and Future Damages

When a person is harmed or killed in an auto accident or due to another person’s negligence, the injured person or the immediate surviving family members may be eligible for certain money damages. In this video, Austin personal injury lawyer Aaron Allison explains past, present and future damages including pain and suffering, mental anguish and lost wages.

To speak to a personal injury or wrongful death attorney about a potential case, call our law firm at (512) 474-8346 or fill out our online case review form.

Video Transcription:

In a personal injury case, the injured party is claiming past, present and future damages. In regard to past damages, they’re claiming past medical bills, lost wages and past pain, suffering and mental anguish because of the injury. Present means they’re claiming present pain and suffering and mental anguish from the accident and future damages is they’re claiming future medical, lost wages, pain and suffering and mental anguish in the future as a result of the accident. Wrongful death cases contemplate the loss of life of the individual. They also contemplate the loss of earnings to that individual in the future, particularly in the claim that’s brought by his children, her children or the spouse. Loss of consortium is a separate claim that’s used by a spouse and children in the State of Texas when a parent dies.

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