Types of Compensation for Personal Injuries
January 16, 2022
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain
Several people are involved in auto accidents caused by the negligence of another person, suffer a wide range of injuries, and have no idea what they are entitled to in return due to these factors. As a person who has suffered a personal injury due to the carelessness of someone else who had a duty to abide by and failed, you can possibly file a personal injury claim.
The goal in place for filing a claim to be compensated for these damages is for you to be able to return as closely as possible to the way you were before you suffered these injuries. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a personal injury, it is important to know what you have a right to demand. There are specific damages that are a direct loss in connection to your injuries and auto accident, as a personal injury lawyer like one at The Lynch Law Group can explain. They are more immediate damages that you suffer, such as medical bills, out of pocket expenses, a loss of income, and property damage.
After being involved in an auto accident it is best to seek medical attention immediately. Many people hesitate due to the lack of insurance or fear of collecting medical bills they cannot afford. No matter the price, you should see a medical professional as soon as possible. If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, keep documentation of all expenses incurred and all doctor’s notes and prescriptions made out to you.
Once you are given prescriptions you should fill them and take medication as prescribed. Keep a record of all expenses for prescriptions ordered, keep a record of your travel time and gas used to travel to all necessary physicians or medical professionals. Any out of pocket expenses, even if it comes from your insurance company, shall be documented. If you are in need of a rental car due to the damages done to your vehicle, this is also considered out of pocket. These bills that are constantly racking up would not be a thing hadn’t it been for the accident you were involved in. This information is all valuable for your case.
This accident may cause you to miss work by the doctor’s request. The only appointments available to see certain medical professions may be during your work hours. Or maybe you are just unfit to fill the position you once filled. This loss income needs to be calculated and added to your case when you pursue a personal injury claim. Your financial obligations do not cease to exist just because you were in an accident, however, because you are no longer able to work as you once were, these details can also be added to your claim.
Property damage is just that, the damage done to your property due to the accident. Any monies needed to fix or replace your property should also be taken into account.
Calculate all of these bills, expenses, and new financial obligations and you will get an idea of what may be owed to you, and then some. When you want to discuss what you deserve, do not forget to remember those special damages.