After a serious accident and injury, it is only natural to wonder how much compensation you may receive. The value of a personal injury case can vary widely – some injured plaintiffs may receive a couple thousand dollars while others may have recovery reaching into the millions. Compensation will directly depend on the losses incurred due to the injuries and the following are some common losses in serious injury cases.
Anyone who has even been to the doctor in recent years knows that the costs of medical treatment can be overwhelming. Many serious injuries require emergency care and then ongoing treatment for months or even years. The following are some medical bills you may face in the wake of an injury:
Some injuries may be so severe that they prevent a person from caring for themselves for a period of time. Such patients may need home health assistance or may need to live in an assisted living facility during their recovery. These costs can greatly increase the value of a claim.
Furthermore, some catastrophic injuries require medical care for the rest of a victim’s life. All costs of future medical care should also be estimated and included in the value of a legal claim.
Serious injuries take time to heal and can create many limitations for victims. Many people must miss a substantial amount of work – either on doctor’s orders or because their injuries prevent them from performing their jobs. Missing work often leads to lost income, which can add up quickly.
In addition, severe injuries can result in permanent impairments and disabilities that can end a particular career. For example, if your job requires physical labor and you suffer paralysis from a spinal cord injury, you may not be able to return to work. Traumatic brain injuries can result in cognitive impairments that may hinder information analysis required for many jobs. As such, any future earnings you lose should be factored into your claim.
Calculating the value of noneconomic losses is a complex process and you should always have a highly experienced personal injury attorney evaluate your case. Attorneys can make use of economic, occupational, and medical experts to fully calculate the value of noneconomic losses to ensure you seek the full value of your claim.
The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant regularly represents clients with serious and life-changing injuries sustained in a variety of accidents. We have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury cases and we ensure that our clients seek the maximum possible compensation based on their circumstances and losses. For a free consultation, please call our Stamford personal injury attorneys at 203-348-2465 or contact us online today.