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The Types of Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

December 28th, 2017

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If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s careless, negligent or reckless behavior, you may file a personal injury claim against the negligent person or party. A personal injury claim can help an injured person recover compensation for the injuries and the damages he or she has suffered. Here are some types of compensation that are available in a personal injury claim:

Medical expenses: If the injuries were serious and required medical treatment, the injured person can recover compensation for both past and future medical bills. This includes doctors’ visits, medical treatment, surgeries, lab work and other tests and medications.

Lost wages and income: If the injuries were so serious that the injured person is unable to return to work for days or weeks or has to stop working altogether, he or she may claim compensation.

Pain and suffering: An injured person may seek compensation for the physical pain and suffering caused by the accident. Compensation for this type of injury depends on the seriousness of the pain and the prognosis for future pain associated with the injury. This may also include mental or emotional damage from the incident such as anxiety or stress.

Property damage: If the accident resulted in the vehicle, electronic devices or any other property damage, the injured person may seek reimbursement for the repair costs or the property’s fair market value.

Loss of enjoyment of life: If the injured person is no longer able to do things that he or she could do before the incident, such as engaging in recreational activities and other fun activities with his or her family, he or she may be able to receive compensation for these losses.

Loss of consortium: If the injured person is no longer able to have an intimate relationship with his or her spouse, the spouse can seek compensation for this loss.

Punitive damages: These are generally granted to punish the at-fault party and prevent others from engaging in the same behavior.

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If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person or entity’s carelessness or negligence, you may file a personal injury claim. It is crucial that you are represented by a knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney to help you through the legal process. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we have years of experience in handling personal injury cases. Let our firm handle your case and guide you through the legal process. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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