It’s not enough that you’ve suffered a personal injury in an automobile accident; now, the uncertainty looms over a host of issues affecting your medical expenses, recovery and any future economic impact related to the accident.
What’s more, you realize it is not simply a matter of filing an insurance claim to cover your medical predicament, but it truly comes down to determining what is fair and just other areas that affect your injury, such as the loss of wages, or the mental stress you’re going through.
The compensation to victims normally falls into a number of categories that include a wide range of considerations, according to a post on Nolo.com, “Damages: How Much is a Personal Injury Case Worth?” A summary of a few these areas include:
Compensation must not only cover the current medical expenses, but a monetary figure needs to be set that will cover the victims future costs as well.
Victim’s loss of wages or salary is obviously an issue, as w ell as any anticipated impact on your ability to make money in the future.
Generally, reimbursements for property, including clothing, is figured on the basis of fair market value of the loss.
Pain and Suffering
Amounts are usually tied to “pain and serious discomfort” during the accident itself…and any in its “immediate aftermath.” Of course, any pain that is continuous since the accident is generally compensated as well.
The aftermath of a really serious accident can bring compensatory damages for the mental stress of the injury that might even be tied to fear, anxiety and the loss of sleep.
Contact us and let our team of legal experts in personal injury begin the process of examining your claim to lay out all the parameters for you.