San Antonio attorney Alex Aguirre has handled hundreds of auto accident cases for victims of motor vehicle accidents in Bexar and surrounding counties. One of the first questions that clients ask after an auto accident is usually “who is going to pay for this?” Oftentimes fault is not clear cut leaving you to wonder who is really at fault and if fault is shared by all parties involved. A skilled San Antonio auto accident injury lawyer can determine who is at fault in your particular case, giving you a better idea of who is financially responsible for your injuries and property damage. The types of damages paid for auto accidents are described below.
Types of Damages
Injuries and damages compensation due to auto accidents fall under two main categories – Compensatory and Punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are based upon the amount of loss one receives from the accident. Compensatory Damages will attempt to restore the victim to the state they were in before the accident. The specific elements that are covered under compensatory damages include:
As experienced San Antonio auto accident injury lawyers, Alex Aguirre and Andres Gonzalez will be able to inform you of the types of damages you may be entitled to receive. Compensatory damages are awarded first, then if necessary and applicable, punitive damages are considered.
Punitive damages are awarded to exact a penalty on the defendant if their conduct was found to be grossly negligent, wanton, intentional or malicious. Punitive damages are meant to serve as a deterrent for others who might choose to commit the same type of offense or act in the same malicious or grossly negligent manner.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, contact our office today to speak with a competent, qualified San Antonio auto accident injury lawyer. Attorney Alex Aguirre can help protect your rights and make sure you receive the fairest amount of compensation possible for your injuries. We handle motor vehicle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we will not charge you a fee unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome for your case. We believe in the principle of integrity, vigorous representation, and responsiveness to our clients' needs. Contact our offices to schedule a free consultation (210) 922-0808.