Whether the result of a workplace accident or a reckless driver on the highway, personal injury cases are more common than you might think. In most cases, although the injury is not your fault, you’re the one who suffers the physical and financial consequences: hospital visits, medical bills, and vehicle repairs, not to mention the pain of the injury itself.
But don’t let that get you down! Consult an attorney immediately after the inciting incident, and they’ll be able to walk you through your options. Pending the details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for sustained physical, financial, and emotional damages. This is all well and good, but what damages can be recovered in an injury case? Let’s take a look at some of the most common lawsuits.
• Medical Expenses. This one is pretty straightforward. If you’re in an accident, you’ll need to receive medical help in the form of hospital rooms, medication, and perhaps even surgery. The overall cost adds up very quickly. A lawsuit can compensate for these expenses, returning the money to your pocket. Not only that, but it can compensate for future medical expenses as well, including physical and psychological therapy.
• Income. An accident victim is often put out of work for several weeks or moths at a time. During this time, the victim is not receiving their normal income. Compensation from a lawsuit includes any money that you lost on account of your injuries.
• Property Damage. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have a case for property damages. For example, maybe your vehicle was totaled in a reckless driving incident. The cost to repair or replace the vehicle would be covered.
• Pain & Suffering. As bizarre as it may sound, one can include pain and suffering on a list of sustained damages. Injuries frequently result in a decrease in quality of life, as well as mobility and autonomy. These can all be argued in your favor during a lawsuit case.
• Mental Trauma. Similar to pain and suffering, mental trauma is a very real concern that can be debilitating. Victims may even need to attend therapy sessions, which are covered under medical damages.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, seek legal guidance at once. Here at Wayne Hardee Law, we focus on personal injury cases. Contact us to make an appointment and meet with one of our skilled attorneys today!