Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims tend to seek monetary compensation for victims of accidents, health and environmental hazards, and social wrongs such as defamation of a person’s character. In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff is the injured party who instigates the claim. The defendant in a personal injury claim is the negligent party that caused the plaintiff’s injury and the plaintiff’s lawyer to be able to hold the defendant liable for expenses related to damages the defendant caused.

Compensation for Personal Injury Claims

When an innocent person has suffered an injury or illness that has been caused by factors beyond their control but one that could have been prevented, they and their families should not have to suffer financial hardship because of this. If a victim of a personal injury has insurance that is helping with some or all of their medical bills and/or for fixing or replacing damaged property, it should not be on the victim’s insurance to shoulder the financial burden caused by someone else’s negligence. The victim should not be put at risk for raised insurance premiums or getting dropped from a policy altogether.

When someone is not feeling well because of an injury or illness, they should not be saddled with the added stress of financial problems. Money cannot usually take a away a person’s physical and/or emotional pain but it can help to alleviate worrying about money. While money itself usually cannot heal pain and discomfort, it can provide resources to help a personal injury victim heal, as well as to relieve a victim and their family of the unnecessary stress of financial difficulties that often arise after an injury.

Common reasons personal injury victims enlist the help of an injury lawyer include but are not limited to, seeking compensation for:

  • Medical bills including:
  • Emergency services
  • Doctor visits
  • Hospitalizations
  • Medications, both prescription and over the counter
  • Therapies and treatments
  • Surgeries and related expenses such as the
    anaesthesiologist, medical implants, OR costs, etc
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of household management
  • Loss of childcare and transportation
  • Loss of health and medical benefits
  • Loss of retirement benefits
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of abilities

In the horrific event a family member dies because of a personal injury, their remaining family members may be entitled to compensation for reasons similar to those listed above as well as one or more of the following:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Cremation or burial costs
  • Loss of spousal support (loss of consortium)
  • Loss of parental guidance and support

When someone is suffering from a personal injury or is taking care of someone who is, they should not be saddled with the additional burden of mounting financial debts. When someone is grieving over the loss of a loved one, money problems can become positively overwhelming.

If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury, you should not have to fight for your rights on your own. Enlisting the help of a reliable personal injury lawyer can help you to feel less alone while they fight for the compensation you are entitled to and deserve, so that you do not have to.