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George S Mentz, JD, MBA - Attorney
at Law * LA EDLA
We focus on cases in Personal Injury, Class Action Lawsuits,
Mass Tort, Toxic Tort, Drug Induced Injury, and Securities
Basic Rights of Many Victims of Injury
Pain And Suffering: Ordinarily, the most
"valuable" and "critical" element of
your bodily injury claim is the right to compensation for
physical pain and mental anguish you have suffered and will
endure in the future because of your accident injury or
abuse. These general damages are in addition to and may
be far more than the amount of your lost earnings and medical
Loss of your Earnings: You are also entitled
to recover the loss of earnings suffered from your injuries.
Thus, wages, commissions, bonuses and all other earnings
and fringe benefits are recoverable.
Medical and Hospital Expenses: The cost
and expense of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses
incurred and that are reasonably certain to be incurred
in the future because of your injury, are recoverable. These
expenses include past (already-incurred) medical expenses
and costs and also future medical expenses, which may be
the product of the original injury or that result from an
increased susceptibility to future injury. All forms of
medical care and treatment, whether hospital, medical, therapy,
nursing, diagnostic testing, surgery, physical rehabilitation
or pain management are included. You can recover the full
value of your medical expenses from the responsible party
even if your health insurer has paid all or part of your
bills. However, be aware that most health insurance contracts
have a "subrogation" clause, that gives them the
right to be reimbursed for any amounts they have paid you.
Loss of Future Earnings: If your injuries
permanently limit your ability to earn, you can recover
the value of the reduction in earning capacity with reasonable
probability which will occur in the future. These damages
compensate you for your lost earning power over the remainder
of your working years, and can be even greater than the
pain and suffering or general damage awards mentioned above.
Damage To Your Vehicle Or Other Personal Property:
You are entitled to be made whole for any damage to your
personal property. Where they can repair your vehicle, you
are entitled to recover the reasonable cost of restoring
the vehicle to its condition before the collision. In addition,
you may recover the cost of substitute transportation necessarily
incurred while they are repairing your vehicle. If the cost
of repair is more than the value of your vehicle (a "total
loss"), you are entitled to recover the full value
of your vehicle before it was damaged.
Wrongful Death: Damages for "wrongful
death" are available for the wife, husband, parent
and child of the deceased person. Sometimes, persons related
by blood or marriage, who were dependent upon the deceased,
may recover. Damages are not limited to economic loss and
may include damages for mental anguish, emotional pain and
suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection,
marital care, parental care, filial care, attention, advice,
counsel, training, guidance or education. Damages are available
for the deceased's estate as well.
Disfigurement: If the injury causes scarring
or other unsightly marks, you are entitled to recover for
the disfigurement and humiliation or embarrassment associated
with the disfigurement.
Damage To The Marital Relationship: Serious
injuries to one spouse may cause damage to the marital relationship.
If this occurs, you are entitled to recover for the loss
of society, affection, assistance, conjugal fellowship and
loss or impairment of sexual relations that occurs.
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