There are several types of personal injury damages you may be entitled to if you were injured in an accident caused by another person or company. Personal injury damages, also known as compensation, will vary from case to case. Below we look at four common types of personal injury damages that may be covered in your claim.
Types of Damages
Compensatory damages are broken down into two groups: general and special damages. Special damages are to help compensate for monetary losses caused by the accident, such as medical expenses. General damages include things like pain and suffering, or emotional trauma.
The cost of treatment following an injury can soon add up. Your personal injury attorney will help you claim damages in the form of:
- X-rays and other diagnostic tests
- Hospital admissions
- Physical therapy
- Emergency room visits
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractor visits
If your medical expenses were covered by your health insurance company, they will expect reimbursement of medical fees for any damages awarded. You can also expect future medical costs to be covered in your claim, which may be the case if you have suffered from a brain injury following the accident.
Loss of Income
An injury can cause a loss of income in several forms. Firstly, many people who are injured in a car accident will not be able to work for weeks or months following the incident. This could lead to a further loss of income if you needed your vehicle to get to work, or you are a taxi driver.
Secondly, if your injury has left you with a long-lasting disability, you will be entitled to compensation for future loss of earnings. Our car accident personal injury attorneys will ensure all of these damages are covered in your personal injury claim.
Pain and Suffering
As well as being entitled to medical expenses, your personal injury attorney can fight your case for the physical pain and suffering the incident has caused. Physical pain is of course subjective, but a good attorney can help you seek damage based on the type of injury and length of recovery.
For instance, if you were involved in a construction work accident, the pain and suffering caused could be quite severe, leaving you with a permanent injury.
Emotional trauma, also known as emotional distress or mental anguish, is another damage that can be covered under a personal injury case. You may be left with intense physical therapy that can have long-lasting effects on your mental health, as you try to rebuild your life following a serious accident on the road, or at work. You could also be entitled to reclaim therapy and counseling costs.
The above are just four common types of damages that can be claimed following a personal injury case. There may be other damages that can be claimed, depending on the type of accident that occurred.
Here at Binder Law Group, PLC, we have decades of combined experience in personal injury cases. If you want to know more about the types of damages you may be entitled to, get in touch with us today.
For further legal advice, visit our office at 16633 Ventura Blvd. #602 Encino, CA 91436, or call now for a free consultation on (818) 659-8588.