When filing a personal injury claim, it is essential to understand the variety of damages you can include in your claim so that you get what you deserve without missing out on any damages. These damages are divided into different categories that we explain here:
1. Medical expenses:
This includes costs for hospitalization, surgical procedures, medications, rehabilitation, and any medical equipment or devices you may need.
2. Lost wages:
If the injury has caused you lost work days or a reduced ability to work, you may be able to seek compensation for the income you have lost. This not only covers earnings you’ve already lost, but also includes any possible future income that your injury may prevent you from earning.
3. Property Damage:
You can include the cost of repairing or replacing any damaged property, such as your vehicle.
4. Pain and suffering:
This compensation represents the physical and emotional anguish you have suffered due to the injury. This covers conditions such as anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems that have arisen as a result of the injury.
5. Loss of enjoyment of life:
In situations where the injury has diminished your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed, you may be able to claim damages for the reduced quality of life you have experienced.
6. Punitive Damages:
In rare cases of extreme negligence or your accident was intentional, punitive damages may be awarded. They aim to punish the responsible party and discourage others from engaging in similar behavior.
7. Wrongful Death Damages:
If a loved one tragically passed away due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation to cover funeral expenses. This is due to the loss of financial support and the emotional suffering of losing a family member.
Remember that each personal injury case is unique, and the specific damages you can claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. We suggest that you consult a personal injury attorney who can guide you through the legal proceedings.
At Linton Robinson & Higgins, we are here to help you.