What Damages Can Edmond Personal Injury Victims Recover?
Cain Law Office has a notable record of success when it comes to verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients. Our experience includes:
- $1.35 million for a client who suffered soft tissue orthopedic injuries and a mild traumatic brain injury in a semi-truck accident
- $1.25 million for a medical malpractice claim involving hypoxic brain injury to a 4-year-old
- $1 million for a car crash claim that resulted in lower back surgery.
Every case is different. Damages can vary depending on numerous factors, including the severity of a victim’s injuries and the recklessness of the negligent party’s conduct. Settlement negotiations and jury awards usually provide compensatory damages, which are typically a combination of economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages usually reimburse victims for tangible out-of-pocket payments that can be calculated and proven. Common kinds of economic damages include past and future medical bills and lost income as well as property damage.
Non-economic damages compensate victims for more subjective types of harm such as pain and suffering, emotional distress or loss of consortium. Oklahoma places a $350,000 limit (often referred to as a “cap”) on most non-economic damages and a $300,000 cap on non-economic damages for certain kinds of medical malpractice claims.
However, there is no cap when a defendant acted in reckless disregard for the rights of others, was grossly negligent, was fraudulent, or acted intentionally or with malice. A jury may also award punitive damages in certain cases in order to punish the defendant and discourage others from behaving in a similarly reckless manner.
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Edmond?
Most personal injury actions have a statute of limitations (time limit) of two years. If a person does not file a legal claim within this time period, they will lose their ability to hold the negligent party legally liable.
Two years is actually a very short period of time, which makes it critical for all accident victims to seek legal representation as soon as possible. An attorney will need time to conduct an investigation and collect evidence before negotiating with insurers.
Our Edmond Personal Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Serve You
Were you seriously injured or was your loved one killed in an accident caused by another party’s negligence in the greater Edmond area of Oklahoma? Do not wait to contact Cain Law Office.
Our firm will fight for every last dollar of compensation you are entitled to receive. Contact us today to have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.