Philadelphia What Are Compensatory Damages?
When you receive compensation for your injuries in an accident, you usually receive compensatory damages. Compensatory damages cover the things you lost as a result of the accident. The purpose is to make you whole and restore you to the same financial position you were in before you were injured. What Are Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damages pay you back for what you lost due to your injury. You might have had to ...
by: Julianna Merback Burdo I was always envious during my youth of multi-talented people. Those who could sing and play an instrument, for example. That just was not me, or so I thought. No, no – I loved animals and so I initially aimed to become a veterinarian. That plight ended once I learned that understanding complex mathematics was needed to succeed in the field of animal medicine. Fast forward in life. The lega...
by: Julianna Merback Burdo Did you ever ask yourself why the need to go to a hospital’s emergency room typically arises in the middle of the night, during the weekend, on a holiday, or in the middle of snow storm? Then the questions begin to flow: do I need to go to the ER, should I go, which hospital is best, will it be crowded and how long will I wait, and what on earth will they do for me? The decision is made and you...
by: Julianna Merback Burdo I practiced law for a decade before owning a smart phone. During that time, I constantly struggled with retrieving and responding to voice mail messages. Try as I might, calls from clients would come in and messages were left in droves that went unanswered. I simply could not be the type of lawyer who made “that promise” to return your call by the close of business. In 2001, I made the leap...
Philadelphia Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case?
When someone else causes a car accident, you have the right to sue them for your injuries. You may also want them to be punished for what they did. Punitive damages in a car crash are possible when the other driver did something that's more extreme than a typical car crash. Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case? In order to get punitive damages in a car wreck claim, there needs to be something that made the...