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When you are hurt as the result of someone else’s negligence, then you are a victim of personal injury. Personal injury is a legal term used to describe all bodily and emotional damage a person may suffer. If you suffered a personal injury because another party behaved carelessly, recklessly or negligently, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Types of Damages
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you likely may be entitled to claim financial damages.
Compensatory damages are monetary awards given to injury victims to directly compensate them for their losses, including:
Lost wages and income: If a person has been injured as a result of another’s negligence, the injured party has the right to seek recovery for lost wages. Lost wages may also extend out to overtime and future wages.
Future lost wages or income:
Related current and future medical expenses, including hospital and doctors’ bills, surgery, physical therapy, and prescriptions: A calculated cost of undue expenses that would’ve otherwise been unecessary were it not for said case.
Rehabilitation, long-term care and medical equipment: The estimated cost of any restorative physical treatments over the course of the victims recovery.
Pain & Suffering: Compensation for trauma and possible need for therapeutic assistance.
Loss of Consortium: Deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship.
Loss of a Normal Life: Innability to carry out normal activities due to the injuries provoked by the accident.
Wrongful Death: Compensation given to the victims family for the total loss of life of the victim.
Punitive damages are awarded to injury victims for the purpose of punishing the negligent party and dissuade that person or entity from acting the same way in the future.