personal injury claim is a way for people who have been injured because of another person’s
negligence to receive compensation for the resulting damages. As an injury
victim, you may be wondering exactly what types of damages are compensable
through a personal injury claim.
Compensation in personal injury cases will account mostly for medical bills.
Other expenses that may be compensable include lost wages, travel costs,
and more. In some cases, non-economic damages are compensable as well.
An injury victim’s ability to recover these damages depends on how
compensation will be paid and the strength of each side’s case.
Medical bills usually account for the majority of expenses in a personal
injury case. Your health should be your top priority after sustaining
an injury, and getting proper treatment is crucial. Through a successful
personal injury claim, you can receive compensation for the medical bills
you have already paid, as well as benefits to pay for the medical expenses
that may arise in the future.
If your injury has affected your ability to work, you may be entitled to
compensation for the wages you lost. Like compensation for medical bills,
the compensation for your lost wages may account for both past and future
expenses. Compensation may even be available if you have continued to
work through your injury but have had to do so in a limited capacity and
earn lower wages.
Your injury may have resulted in additional expenses other than medical
bills and lost wages. You may have needed to pay for the cost of traveling
to and from medical appointments. While incapacitated, you may have paid
for help with cleaning, home maintenance, and other services. It could
be possible for you to recover compensation for these other injury-related
expenses as well.
Injuries can also cause extensive non-economic damages as well. Non-economic
damages are damages that are not physical, financial, or tangible —
such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish. Although
these damages do not have a monetary value, it is possible to recover
compensation for them through a personal injury claim as well.
The lawyers of Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP can help you recover
the compensation you deserve if you have been injured because of another
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