If you have been injured because someone else caused an accident, you are likely wondering how much money you may be able to seek from the responsible party. While this is often one of the first questions our personal injury attorneys hear, it can be difficult to give an answer without learning more about what happened and the nature and severity of your injuries.
The value of personal injury cases can range from an insurance settlement for a few hundred dollars to a verdict at trial for millions of dollars. It is important to have a lawyer representing you who understands all of the various damages available and who can accurately calculate your damages to ensure you seek the full amount you deserve. The following are some examples of damages that may be available in your case.
Medical expenses – If your injury required any type of medical attention or treatment, you can recover for those losses. The costs of treating an injury will vary widely from patient to patient and can include:
In addition, people who sustain serious injuries may require ongoing treatments for years or perhaps for the remainder of their lives. You can seek compensation for the estimated costs of your future treatments, as well.
Lost income – Injuries can keep you from working for a period of time – or ever again in the case of permanent impairments. You can seek damages for all of your past and future lost earnings, which often requires careful economic analysis to calculate.
Intangible losses – Some of the losses incurred by injured accident victims do not have a tangible dollar amount attached. Such losses can include:
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant in Stamford know how to calculate and pursue the full value of your case. Please call us today at 203-504-5840 to schedule your free consultation.