It is possible for a personal injury accident to drastically impact an individual’s life through serious injuries or sometimes even death. In the event of this, an injured individual or their family may find themselves at a great loss. This may either be a financial loss, a loss of life, or even both. It is because of this that those who are injured in personal injury accidents may be eligible to receive compensation from a negligent party that is responsible for the accident.
When a serious injury happens, it is important for the injured person to seek immediate medical attention when it is necessary. Depending on how severe the injury is, it may require greater medical attention that results in overwhelming bills. Sometimes, an injury may leave a person unable to go back to work for a period of time or possibly even indefinitely. This makes the added expenses from the accident even more difficult to handle. It is because of this that these individuals are eligible to pursue compensation for these weighting costs. This compensation exists to cover any medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. It gives the injured the opportunity to recover without worrying about these expenses. Compensation may be awarded to cover the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When injuries happen as a result of an accident, it is possible for people to suffer more than just physically. Victims of accidents often suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. Because of this, individuals can receive not only financial compensation but emotional compensation. Emotional compensation may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.
In order to receive compensation for an injury as a result of negligence, the injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit. To have a successful case, they must prove the other party acted negligently and caused the accident as well as the injury. This requires the injured party to satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” To do so, the injured party must gather evidence that shows the accident and the injuries happened directly because of that negligence. Evidence that may be used in a personal injury case can include medical documentation of the injuries sustained, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the incident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., today.
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