Person Injury Claims and Lawsuits in Collinsville, IL
If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident in or around the St. Louis area, bringing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. You probably just want life to get back to normal, not deal with insurance companies, courtrooms, and lawyers. However, with medical bills piling up, especially if you are unable to work, you may have no choice but to sue the person or company responsible for your injury. That’s where the Brunton Law Office can help.
How much can I expect to collect in a personal injury lawsuit?
In a recent survey by Lawyers.com, the average plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit collected $52,900. However, there are several components in a personal injury lawsuit settlement, all of which affect how much money you can expect to collect.
- Medical payments. If we are able to prove that your injury was the result of a person’s or company’s negligence or wrong behavior, you can expect to receive money to pay doctors and other health care providers to treat you for the injuries that resulted from the incident. This includes past bills, current bills and, possibly, future bills.
- Compensation for being out of work. If you are unable to work because of your injury, you may also be awarded money to replace the income you would have collected from your employer had you not been injured.
- Pain and suffering. In extreme cases, there may also be funds offered to attempt to compensate you and your family for the pain and suffering associated with your injury.
- Punitive awards. If the jury feels that the actions of the person who caused your injury was extremely irresponsible or if they caused the injury intentionally, they may also award funds over and above your expenses. This amount is, essentially, to punish the defendant and, hopefully, prevent the party from doing something similar in the future.
To learn more about whether a personal injury lawsuit makes sense for your situation and to schedule a free consultation, contact the Brunton Law Office at (618) 343-0750. In most cases, we won’t invoice you until or unless we collect money on your behalf.