But the main factor in the value of the case is mainly how much you could receive in damages, which include:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of financial capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
From the experience of our lawyers, these considerations offer value after evaluating your medical and police records, statements, and other evidence, as well as verifying your physical and mental condition after an accident. The idea is that the injury victim is compensated so that they do not have to bear the financial burden of the consequences of someone else’s actions.
Medical Bills and Treatments After Injury
People who have been in a personal injury accident may need medical attention. This can include tests, treatments, hospitalizations, and outpatient care or emergency care to treat immediate injuries. But in other cases, medical care may be required on an ongoing basis due to more serious or permanent injuries, and all of this can lead to costly medical bills.
When injured, in most cases, you will miss your job. Either by going to doctor’s appointments, being admitted to the hospital, or rehabilitating at home. Or, in more serious cases, you were seriously injured and unable to work. So whether it’s for the loss of a few days or the inability to work in the future, you could and should have compensation for lost wages.
Pain and suffering
To obtain this compensation, you must have as much evidence as possible to demonstrate the impact of an injury caused by another person’s negligence. So medical records are very important to demonstrate the extent and duration of recovery from injury. Taking photos or videos of your injuries may also help to keep visual records of your symptoms. It is important to have this information to have records and evidence that can help strengthens your case.
This type of compensation relates to the mental and emotional state of an injured person after an accident. Since the injuries are not only facing the outside. Depending on the accident, a person could suffer from anxiety or depression and serious mental trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder. So given this case, it is required that you have complete and accurate records from your therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist as a diagnosis of a specific psychiatric condition.
The compensation awarded by the courts is an award for wrongful death damages and can help ease the financial burdens associated with the loss of a loved one. This compensation is created to cover the lost income, the resulting bills, and the funeral expenses that these families present after a family member’s death.
Loss of the Consortium
Suppose a family member or loved one has suffered an accident and is injured in such a way that you cannot maintain a full relationship with your spouse or partner, or one of you has died in the accident. In that case, you could have compensation for loss of consortium or also known as “loss of company.”