Panic starts to set in after you’ve been involved in a serious injury. Your medical bills start to pile up, you can’t work to pay any of your bills or your rent, and your pain levels are bcoming debilitating.
While it’s easy to get bogged down into the intricacies of personal injury law, it occurred to me that many people simply don’t know the basics about what they can recover in an injury lawsuit, which is often referred to as damages.
The main types fall under the label of what we call compensatory damages (those that are designed to put you back into the position you were before your incident), which can be general and special.
General damages are non-economic losses like pain and suffering including loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, emotional and mental distress, and even loss of companionship of a loved one.
Special or economic damages can be calculated mathematically. Examples of these damages that you can recover are: Past and future medical expenses including the costs medical devices and equipment that you need.
You can also recover for for lost wages and loss of earning capacity from time of the accident into the future.
As well as other out of pocket expenses like for home care
Its important that when you’re involved in an accident your lawyer understands what exactly you are specifically going through so he or she can fight for ALL damages you are entitled to
So find a lawyer you can trust and be fully open and honest with him or her.