An accident victim may properly pursue compensation from
the individual(s) or company that caused their injury.
A common question asked by many accident victims is “how much is my case worth?” The answer to this question depends on a number of factors.
1. MEDICAL EXPENSES
Accident victims are entitled to compensation for their medical bills arising from medical care they received as a result of an accident. This includes but is not limited to any and all bills for visits to an emergency room, bills related to physical therapy sessions, bills for any tests and the cost of any medication and/or equipment an injured individual may utilize. .
2. LOST WAGES
An accident victim is also entitled to compensation for any and all lost wages. To be clear, lost wages refer to income which you were unable to earn due to your injury. An accident victim can receive compensation for past and future lost wages.
3. HOUSEHOLD SERVICES
There are times that an individual that has been injured in an accident becomes incapacitated and as a result must hire someone to care for them on a daily basis and/or maintain their household.
4. PAIN AND SUFFERING
The term “pain and suffering” refers to compensation an injured party receives for issues such as:
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- The physical pain they experience as a result of the accident they were involved in
- Permanent disability
5. PUNITIVE DAMAGES
The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for causing the accident. Punitive damages are typically awarded where the defendant’s conduct was outrageous. For example, punitive damages are sometimes awarded where a defendant causes an auto accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.
There are number of factors that must be considered when determining the value of a personal injury case.
If you would like some guidance on how strong your case it, give us a call at (610) 876-8880 and we will help you.