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Adding Up The Harm Done: Watch These Accident Damages Accumulate

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You may be owed money damages if your accident was caused by a careless business owner, a negligent retail store, or an online bully. Any time your life is changed for the worse, it could be a personal injury case waiting to happen. To learn how the harm done to you can be added up, read on.

What Are Accident Damages?

There are many different types of personal injury cases and just as many damage categories. Not all accidents or incidents will have the same damages since they are usually unique to the exact circumstances. Here are a few to consider:

  • Medical Expenses — As you can imagine, medical treatment costs are very high; even relatively minor injuries can be thousands of dollars in doctor's fees, hospital charges, diagnostic testing, medication, physical therapy, and more. For personal injury cases, the victim must have an injury and they must seek medical care. For civil actions like defamation or an invasion of privacy case, physical injuries are not necessary.
  • Lost Wages — Dealing with an accident or the psychological aftermath of harm done may cause victims to miss work. Keep up with your lost hours and be ready to show your personal injury lawyer proof of your hourly wage (or salary). You are entitled to be reimbursed for all time spent on accident-related issues that keep you out of work. You can also be reimbursed for using any paid time off.
  • Pain and Suffering — While medical expenses may be high, pain and suffering is often the highest dollar amount of any form of damage. Serious injuries call for higher pain and suffering awards. Keep up with your pain and suffering by keeping a pain journal.
  • Personal Property — When it comes to something like a car accident, your personal property damage (vehicle damage) may be extensive. This category also includes things like clothing, phones, and other devices. For example, if a pressure cooker blows up in your kitchen, you may be entitled to payment for damaged appliances and cabinetry to make your kitchen whole again.
  • Punitive Damages — Some personal injury cases cross the line and go from being an accident to negligence. When an injury is due to more than just carelessness, you may be paid punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages like the items shown above.

Talk to a personal injury lawyer about all the ways an accident or incident had harmed you. Let a professional negotiate for the best possible settlement or win a court case for you. Contact a law office, such as Arrington Schelin, a Professional Corporation, to schedule a consultation.


3 June 2021