If you've been the victim of a personal injury, consider hiring an attorney to fight on your behalf. They can get you a fair settlement that can make you whole again as best as possible after the injury. If you would like to know more, check out what type of money your lawyer can get you in a personal injury case.
To file a personal injury lawsuit, you need to have been injured, which means every case should include medical bills. In some cases, this may only include an examination with your general doctor to ensure you're not injured. However, you may also have medical bills from:
- Emergency room visits and services
- Ambulance ride
- Ongoing doctor visits with your doctor
- Doctor visits with specialists
- Ongoing physical therapy
- Mental health therapy and treatments
Ideally, every medical bill associated with the accident should be included, so make sure your doctor has access to all your medical bills, charts, and treatments.
Lost Wages/Future Loss of Income
The injury may cause you to miss some work. The accident itself may immediately stop you from working, but you may also miss work during your recovery. Similarly, you can sue for lost wages due to doctor visits related to the accident. If the accident impacted your ability to work, you may also receive money for loss of future income.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is often a complex topic, but ultimately, it includes long-term or permanent physical and/or mental changes/damages. Physical pain and suffering often includes nerve damage, spinal cord damage, brain injury, and limited/reduced mobility. Physical pain and suffering is usually easier to prove because you'll have physical proof like MRIs and CT scans.
Mental pain and suffering is harder to prove, but it can drastically impact your quality of life. Mental pain and suffering may include:
- Depression due to injuries
- PTSD and anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced interest in old interests
- Loss of sexual interest
If you had personal property that was also damaged in the accident, you may be able to recoup the money. For example, if your phone gets broken during a car accident, you may be able to get money for the cost of the phone. In some cases, you may be awarded the current market value price, but in some cases, you'll get the full replacement value.
If you have been injured by someone else's actions or negligence, you deserve money to pay for your injuries and damages. If the other person acted particularly violently or neglectfully, you may even receive extra money for punitive damages. If you would like to know more, contact a personal injury attorney today.