Suffering injuries from any sort of accident can have far-reaching, often life-changing effects. Your outlook suddenly becomes uncertain, throwing your finances and plans for the future into disarray. It’s only fair that you receive compensation for your injuries.
But how much will you need? How much is fair? What amount of money will it take to secure your financial future now that everything has changed?
Calculating Compensatory Damages
An experienced personal injury attorney will have the knowledge andbackground to assess the amount of compensation you may need to put your life back together. He or she will include your current losses as well as estimating the future impact your injuries will have on your life. Your lawyer will help you quantify the following factors:
- Medical expenses. You’ll want to include all your expenses due to the accident—down to the last adhesive bandage. Don’t forget travel expenses to medical appointments and any other cost associated with the medical care you need because of your injuries.
- Future medical expenses. Drawing on his or her experience with cases like yours, and sometimes with help from experts in the medical field, your attorney will estimate your ongoing financial needs for medical care.
- Pain and suffering. It’s not fair that you’re suffering because of someone else’s negligence. You deserve compensation for your pain.
- Loss of enjoyment of life—sometimes referred to as “hedonic damages.” Although this is sometimes addressed under pain and suffering damages, in some cases is may be worthwhile to differentiate the two.
Every accident and every injury is different, and there are many variables to consider in your personal injury case. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer who’s spent years defending people just like you is your best resource for helping you recover the money you deserve.
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