Compensation in a Car Accident Personal Injury Case
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury in this country. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans spend more than 1 million days in the hospital each year from car accident crash injuries. In addition to being harmful, car accidents are also very expensive. The CDC has also reported that crash injuries in 2012 alone totaled $18 billion in lifetime medical costs, most of which occurred during the first 18 months following the crash injury. Further, the lifetime work lost because of crash injuries that same year cost an estimated $33 billion.
Sadly, many of the people who suffer the worst injuries associated with the highest costs are also those who became injured in an accident that occurred at no fault of their own. The good news is that injured parties will typically have legal options for holding a responsible party accountable. Therefore, another important question arises – what is the available compensation in a personal injury case?
What Potential Compensation is Possible in a Personal Injury Case?
- Medical expenses. This category can include emergency room costs, hospitalization, cost of medication, medical devices, surgeries, and various other medical expenses.
- Lost wages. This includes all income that was lost as a result of the injury and the time the injured party had to take off work to recover from the injuries caused by the negligent party’s actions.
- Lost future income. In more severe cases, an accident victim can be catastrophically injured in a way that impacts the ability to earn income in the future. In those cases, an injured party may be entitled to damages for lost future income and loss of his or her livelihood. These cases include permanent life-altering injuries like brain damage and amputations.
- Past and future pain and suffering. This includes the physical and emotional pain caused to the victim as a result of the injuries. Because this is not based on a specified amount unlike, for example, wages that have been lost, this is the biggest opportunity for an accident victim to maximize the compensation for a claim.
Obtaining Legal Help Can Help Maximize Your Compensation.
The right personal injury attorney can prove to be an invaluable resource in your pursuit of compensation for your personal injuries. Your attorney can help you get the medical care you need and may even be able to refer you to a doctor or specialist who is familiar with the injuries you are dealing with. He or she also acts as a bridge between you and the insurance company you will ultimately be battling and acts as your advocate to help ensure that your financial right are preserved. Your attorney also strives to help you prove that your injuries are in fact the result of your accident, and that you are entitled to the compensation you need and deserve.
Allow Us to Step Up For You.
If your injuries were caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of someone else, you are entitled to compensation for the medical bills that have accumulated. As the West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we can take a look at the circumstances of your injuries and advise you on maximizing your personal injury claim. Begin obtaining help by contacting us today for a complimentary review of your case.
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