Getting hurt in an unexpected accident is a traumatic experience, even if your injuries will heal with time and medical treatment. In more serious situations, the effects of another person’s reckless or careless actions may be lifelong and life-altering, burdening you with significant financial and personal losses in addition to your physical pain.

In these situations, you have rights that dedicated attorney Jim Onder can help you protect. Jim and the OnderLaw team have been helping our friends and Webster Groves neighbors for more than two decades. We’re dedicated to making our community safer, and to holding accountable those who cause harm. When you call a Webster Groves personal injury lawyer at OnderLaw, you not only gain legal expertise and know-how—you gain an ally who will support you every step of the way.

What Damages Can You Recover for Your Injuries?

Damages in personal injury lawsuits can be economic or non-economic in nature. This means it is possible to recover compensation for losses that have objective financial values, like medical bills and property damage, and those that are purely subjective, like pain and suffering or reduced quality of life.

A court may also award additional compensation called “punitive damages” if your injury lawyer can prove the person you are suing (the defendant) acted with egregious negligence or intentionally caused harm.

At OnderLaw, our Webster Groves personal injury attorneys can also pursue compensation for damages that are likely to occur in the future. These damages are often crucial in cases involving debilitating and permanent injuries.

For example, suppose someone suffers permanent paralysis in a car accident. In that case, they could include both emergency medical expenses and future rehabilitative expenses in their settlement demand or lawsuit.

Other common damages in personal injury litigation include:

  • Lost short-term work income
  • Lost long-term working capacity
  • Personal property damage/loss
  • Out-of-pocket expenses like rental car fees or home modification costs
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Psychological/emotional trauma
  • Lost consortium and/or overall enjoyment of life

Our dedicated personal injury attorneys in Webster Groves can further explain what losses may be recoverable in your specific case.

Liability in Webster Groves Personal Injury Claims

You can only hold another person liable to pay for your injuries and losses if you can prove that the other person was legally negligent. This involves proving that the other person owed you a duty to act responsibly under certain circumstances, violated their duty through careless or reckless conduct, and directly caused physical harm as a result.

The other person’s insurance company may try to contact you after the accident, looking for evidence they can use against you. Even if the representatives seem kind and understanding, do not be fooled.

Insurance companies and defense attorneys will try to blame you for your own injuries, and without legal counsel to defend you, a court could reduce the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive. We care about you and your family, and we will do all we can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Working with a skilled injury lawyer at our firm is critical to protect your right to fair compensation.

Speak With a Webster Groves Personal Injury Attorney

It is challenging to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions of a severe accident. In these situations, you are not alone. At OnderLaw, we don’t just take on cases—we take on causes. Our Webster Groves personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting your best interests and supporting you throughout the recovery process.

Let us stand by your side at every step of the legal proceedings. Call today to learn more about our client-centered approach to personal injury litigation.