How Much Can You Get From a Data Breach Lawsuit? (Approx.)

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Was a company hacked, leading to your data having been stolen? Did you suffer (financially or in another way) from this hack? If the answer to those questions is “yes,” then a data breach lawyer may be in a position to help. Belal Hamideh Law has helped people throughout the California and Southern California area for many years. Now, he can represent those whose private, sensitive data was stolen, due to the negligence of the company holding it. Should you have a case, you may deserve significant compensation. 

There’s No Set Data Breach Amount, But… 

It’s important to note that there’s no one “set,” fixed amount for how much a person could receive from a data breach case. For example, there are so many factors that can go into it, such as the severity of the injury you suffered (typically financial damage but not always). Some of these cases have settled for hundreds of millions of dollars (such as those involving Equifax, Anthem, and other similarly sized enormous corporations). Now, those settlements were spread across many plaintiffs, but the truth is that if your data was breached and you suffered harm, you should be compensated for that. 

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Damages Awarded 

The most common form of damages from a data breach case involves replacing the financial damages you suffered. That’s what it sounds like: you receive compensation for the money that was taken out of your bank account, the money you lose due to fraudulent credit card usage, and so forth. That said, you may also be able to receive damages for having your personal information stolen. This could include not only replacing the money you lost but also any costs in the future that you’ll have to pay for having your personal information stolen. 

Pain, Suffering, and Compensation 

When someone’s data is breached, their credit score may take a hit. You may receive damages for that, helping you to repair that score, so that you can return to a favorable taxpayer status. Another form of damage that you may deserve compensation for in one of these cases: pain and suffering. When your data has been breached, it’s entirely understandable to feel emotional as well as mental distress. It can take a toll on your professional relationships and even your personal ones. Anxiety, depression, and more – if you’ve dealt with pain and suffering as a result of a data breach, we may be able to help. 

A Data Breach Lawyer Who Can Help 

So, as you can see, while there isn’t a fixed “number” for what you can receive for one of these cases if your data was breached and you were harmed by that, it’s worth it to reach out to an attorney. Indeed, here at Belal Hamideh Law, we offer free consultations. That way, we’re able to talk to more clients about more ways that we can help them. For a free consultation with our experts, just call us at (562) 526-1224.