What are the Different Types of Compensation in a Personal Injury Case?
Medical Expenses, Wage Loss, and Property Damage
Compensation is inherently a fact-specific or fact-dependent determination. The easiest or initial understanding is the medical expenses, past and future, that might accrue as a result of an at-fault driver’s driving conduct. So the medical expenses, wage loss, your vehicle loss, or any other properties damaged can be compensated.
Pain and Emotional Suffering
In addition, depending upon the level of injury, you can receive compensation for disfigurement. You can receive compensation for the harms and losses that arise out of being injured, which includes emotional components when you’re falling behind in your bills.
For example, you don’t have the finances to pay for your medical bills after an injury but collection companies are calling you and insisting that the bills must be paid. Since the at-fault insurance company won’t pay a dime until they have to, you’re the one being harassed by bill collectors. This is where a personal injury attorney can help determine if you deserve compensation for emotional stress or harassment after an injury.
In the simplest terms, the type of personal injury compensation you can receive is very fact-dependent. Compensation can encompass everything that one could reasonably think of that comes within the term “full and just compensation,” depending on your unique case.
Retain a Personal Injury Attorney, but Wait to Settle
Make sure to consult a lawyer you can trust before undergoing the personal injury claim process. We recommend that you wait to settle your personal injury claim. There are many injuries that do not show up until months or years down the road. Therefore, it is essential that you reach maximum medical improvement, or MMI, so we can know just how much damage the accident has caused.
Reach out to the experienced personal injury attorneys of Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about the different types of compensation that are available in a personal injury case.
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