Injuries happen due to many causes, from someone running a red light and hitting you in their vehicle to a driver not paying attention and hitting you in a crosswalk. One thing is true of all injuries that are caused by others, though: As a victim, you can likely seek compensation for what you've been put through. That compensation can be used to cover many different expenses and damages. These include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Personal property damage
On top of these losses, you might also have costs associated with traveling for care or because you have to make changes to your home to accommodate physical limitations that your injuries have caused.
What do you need to do when you file a personal injury claim?
One thing you need to do is to make sure you document all your financial losses. Every receipt should be itemized and used to get back what you've spent as a result of your injuries. It is well within your rights to seek what you've spent and what you are estimated to spend in the future. You can also seek additional compensation for being unable to work or being disabled. You may also be able to seek compensation for pain and suffering.
Our site has more on living with an injury and what your attorney can do for you. Negotiating and knowing what your case is worth will help you get a fair amount of compensation for your injuries. Your attorney can give you more information that is specific to your case during your initial consultation.