If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident and suffered injuries, pain, or any other kind of burdens as a result of someone else’s actions (or inaction), then the person who caused the accident should be held liable.
The pursuit of compensation for your damages from any sort of accident would be through a personal injury case. As a personal injury law firm, Gosanko, O’Halloran, Lepore PLLC is well-equipped with the resources and expertise to fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you need and deserve.
What kind of damages can be recovered?
One of the most important factors of getting the maximum compensation that you deserve is knowing exactly what losses you can recover through a personal injury claim. While your best resource will be a personal injury lawyer that can identify what damages apply to your case, here are some of the damages that you can be compensated for.
All types of medical expenses qualify for compensation, not just the bills you would incur from a visit to the emergency room after the accident. Some medical costs you could include in your claim are:
- Emergency/urgent care
- Physical therapy costs
- Surgery costs
- Medical supplies
- Mobility devices
- Home health care costs
Some accidents may result in property damages. You have the right to be compensated for the value of your property that was damaged as a result of another person’s actions.
Pain and Suffering
Beyond medical expenses, the injuries that you incur from an accident may force you to live with pain and suffering. While compensation will not necessarily make the pain go away, it is what the justice system can offer you for your pain and suffering.
Loss of Use
Sometimes, a personal injury accident may result in you being unable to do your favorite activities, whether it is cooking or biking or some other activity. Loss of use compensates you for the pain of no longer being able to do activities that you used to do.
Lost Wages or Earning Capacity
If your accident impacted how much money you are able to make in the short-term (lost wages) or long-term (earning capacity), then you can ask for compensation to cover those lost earnings.
Loss of Consortium
If getting hurt from the accident ended up affecting your relationship with your loved one, then you can also get compensation for these damages. Examples include a loss of companionship, sexual relations, the ability to bear children, etc.
Other categories of damages include emotional distress, replacement services, etc.
Knowing what damages apply to your case and exactly how to calculate them is often a complicated process and can add to the stresses that you’re already struggling with after an accident. Instead, reach out to us at Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC for a free initial consultation on your injury claim at 206-275-0700.