The value of each case varies depending on the facts and details. The total damages can include past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and past and future pain and suffering. It is possible you are eligible for compensation for loss and injuries you may not have even considered. In this article, attorney Boris Lavent covers the factors that impact the potential value of your case.
You Could be Compensated for Various Types of Injuries
Medical expenses are among the leading cause of bankruptcy cases in the United States but if you are injured, there is a chance of reimbursement. The party or parties who caused the accident or the injuries should be held at least partially responsible for the expenses incurred as a result.
Medical bills should not force victims into debt simply because of an accident requiring care. Unfortunately, it happens because too many times accident victims attempt to face medical facilities and other parties involved in the accident alone, and they don’t have a qualified attorney in their corner.
Compensation for Injuries You Can’t See
Furthermore, you might be eligible for compensation for injuries that are not visible, such as emotional distress and loss of enjoyment.
- What happens if an accident causes you to become fearful, anxious, or unable to sleep at night?
- What about bike riding with your family members and friends like you did before the accident?
- Should you have to live with panic attacks every time you attempt to drive on the highway?
These are very real examples of how much an accident, big or small, can completely change your life, and are important factors when determining what the accident actually cost you and your family. In addition, there are often long-term effects of an accident that, although difficult to predict, can be included based on your individual circumstances.
It does you no good to receive limited compensation now only to lose it later to medical bills and suffering you might face in the future.
How is Compensation Determined?
Among the many types of compensatory damages are a number of elements used to determine the exact compensation, which can range from the severity of the injuries to the amount necessary to put your life back together.
Additional factors might include your part, if any, in the accident, and most of all, whether or not you have an attorney who can make sure you get all you need and deserve. While it’s relatively simple to put a dollar amount on property damages and things, this isn’t the case when determining the value of people, emotions, and life.
The only definite way to determine exactly how much your case is worth is by consulting a skilled personal injury attorney who can examine each detail of your accident. Call Lavent Law at (305) 440-0450 to schedule a free consultation with Boris Lavent. He can discuss with you the compensation you may be entitled, to based on your circumstances, and help set up a plan for recovery.