Financial Entitlements

Personal Injury Damages New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia

At the Locks Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Experienced in mesotheliomamedical malpracticecatastrophic personal injuryauto accidentproduct liability, and class action law, we have consistently achieved noteworthy awards and settlements for clients who have entrusted us with their claims. An experienced Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Trenton-area personal injury lawyer at the Locks Law Firm can help you obtain fair compensation for your losses. Contact the Locks Law Firm to schedule a consultation today.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

After an accident, the insurance company of the party responsible for your injury may try to settle for less than your claim is worth. In fact, it's standard practice for these companies – supported by a team of attorneys, adjustors, investigators, and other professionals – to try to minimize your claim; they are, after all, businesses. At the Locks Law Firm, a personal injury lawyer can help you level the playing field. Our team will stand toe-to-toe with the insurance company and fight on your behalf for just compensation.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injuryspinal cord injuryburn injury, or other serious injury as the result of another party's negligence, we can help. Our personal injury attorneys will fully investigate the circumstances of your injury. Going into a negotiation with all the facts about your injury will improve your chances of receiving the financial compensation you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation, contact a Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Trenton-area personal injury lawyer today.

Compensatory Damages

The at-fault party's insurance company may be responsible for compensating you for several types of losses. Medical expenses are covered in such situations, but you may also be entitled to other, less obvious compensatory damages. Future medical bills and loss of wages suffered because of your injury are covered under insurance. Those who have suffered a permanent disability or disfigurement (for example, facial scarring from a burn or automobile accident) are entitled to compensation under the law.

You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Diminished Earning Capacity
  • Diminished Enjoyment of Life
  • Disfigurement
  • General Damages
  • Household Services
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Mental Anguish
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Punitive Damages

Possibility of Punitive Damages

Although punitive damages are rare, they may be awarded when the defendant's conduct is found to be intentional, willful, wanton, or malicious. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and to discourage egregious misconduct or conduct that shows reckless disregard for the welfare of others.  The actual size of a punitive damage award is difficult to predict, and is in the sound discretion of the jury.

To learn more about punitive damages, or to schedule an evaluation of your claim, contact a Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Trenton-area personal injury lawyer today.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact the Locks Law Firm. An experienced Manhattan, Brooklyn, Trenton, or Philadelphia-area personal injury lawyer can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries. We have obtained million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients throughout the tri-state area, and we would be please to help you, too.

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