Personal injury accidents can detrimentally impact an individual’s life. This may be due to a serious injury or even death. In the event of this, an injured individual or their family may find themselves at a great loss. This may either be a financial loss, a loss of life, or even both. It is because of this that an injured party can pursue a personal injury case to receive compensation from a negligent party that is responsible for the accident.
In the event of a serious injury, it is important for an injured person to seek immediate medical attention if it is necessary. Depending on how severe the injury is, it may require greater medical attention, resulting in more expensive medical bills. This can become very overwhelming. Sometimes, an injury may prevent someone from going back to work for a period of time or even indefinitely. This makes the added expenses from the accident even more difficult to handle.
It is because of this that these individuals are eligible to pursue compensation for these costs. Compensation exists to cover any medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. It gives the injured the chance to recover without worrying about the expenses. Compensation may be awarded to cover the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When injuries happen as a result of an accident, people sometimes suffer more than just physically. Victims of these accidents often suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. Because of this, they can receive financial compensation and emotional compensation. Emotional compensation can cover pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.
If an injured party wishes to pursue compensation, they must file a personal injury lawsuit. This requires them to prove the other party acted negligently and caused the accident as well as the injury. This requires the injured party satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” To do so, they must gather evidence that shows the accident happened as a direct result of that negligence. Evidence that may be used in a personal injury case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the incident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today.
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. If you need strong legal representation, contact our firm today.