When you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, it is important that you seek damages or compensation to cover your current and future medical expenses. This is imperative for making sure you can move on and start to recover from any injuries you have received. However, the amount of compensation you can receive is not set and can vary.
Before you begin discussing compensation, it’s important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Hiring the right attorney will ensure that you receive the compensation you may deserve for your injuries. Numbers will vary by case, so it is hard to predict what your claim will be worth without first consulting a personal injury attorney.
Personal injury settlements have quite a bit of range and the different circumstances of each case dictates, and affects, how much money each case will settle for.
In most cases, compensation will include the cost of medical expenses, which includes current and future care. It can also include your lost wages, sick time, or any other out of pocket expenses that may have accumulated. If your injury is going to prevent you from being promoted or getting a better job, future earnings can also be included in this number. There are a lot of variables, ones that an attorney can help you with.
In some cases, settlements may also include general damages, or “pain and suffering.” This is intended to compensate for your non-monetary injuries, which could include anxiety, and pain and suffering due to the injury.
Compensation is a very tricky subject and insurance adjusters can make it even harder – which is another reason you need someone fighting for you. An experienced attorney, one specializes in personal injury law, can help you so you don’t have to deal with an insurance company or an adjuster. At Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, we want to help you understand what your rights if you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault.