When you have a personal injury case, you may not be aware of all of the compensation that you are entitled to. Every personal injury case is different, but there are four main types of compensation that are generally given for personal injury cases of all types. In order to make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve; it is important to speak to an attorney.
You are probably aware that negligent parties or their insurance companies must compensate you for your related medical expenses, including prescriptions. However, you may not realize the extent of these expenses. In some cases, medical treatment will be ongoing past the time of settlement. It is important that you are compensated not just for your immediate medical bills, but also any ongoing treatment that you may require.
Most personal injury accidents involve lost income. You will lose income from lost hours during the incident itself, as well as when seeking treatment for your injuries. You may also miss time at work because you have to recover from your injuries and have too many restrictions to perform your work duties. All of this lost income should be replaced.
In extreme personal injury cases, individuals may be permanently disabled and unable to continue in their chosen career field. If this happens to you and you are no longer able to earn the amount you are accustomed to, this loss income too can be compensated in a personal injury lawsuit.
In many types of personal injury cases, property damage is also an issue. If you have an auto accident, boat accident, or motorcycle accident, you will certainly have property damage. You have a right to have your property repaired or fully compensated in these situations.
Pain and Suffering
In some personal injury cases, you can get compensation for pain and suffering. If you have particularly severe injuries, the incident and injuries caused significant lifestyle changes, or you have to really fight for your compensation, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.
If you are in the midst of a personal injury case and want to make sure you are getting the full compensation you deserve, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.