FAQ: What is Full and Fair Compensation in Texas?

Full and fair compensation refers to the total amount of restitution an injured party deserves for the injuries he or she received.

Types of damages in Texas include:

Economic Damages
Medical expenses, property replacement, lost income, loss of earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages
Pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement or impairment, loss of enjoyment of life

Special Damages
Suppose an injured party is no longer able to care for her aging mother, and is forced to hire a caretaker. This cost can be pled as a Special Damage.

Punitive Damages
Damages intended to punish and/or make an example of a defendant who has engaged in especially malicious, fraudulent, or negligent behavior. 

In Texas, there are no caps on damages for personal injury cases, except for those resulting from medical malpractice.