A personal injury accident has the power to detrimentally affect people’s lives. This may be due to a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. When this happens, an injured person or their loved ones may be left with a considerable loss. This may be either a financial loss, a loss of quality of life, or the loss of a person’s life entirely. Injured parties may pursue compensation from the party responsible for the accident through a personal injury case.
It is important to always seek immediate medical attention in the event of an injury. Depending on the severity of an injury, the individual can find themselves with a significant amount of medical bills. This can become overwhelming to keep up with. Sometimes, serious injuries can prevent a person from going back to work for a period of time or even permanently. When they are not receiving an income, these expenses be even more difficult to handle.
This is why those who are harmed in an accident due to negligence can pursue compensation. This compensation exists to cover these medical bills or loss of wages that an injured party may have as a result of the accident. This allows the injured person the opportunity to relax and recover without having to worry about the burdensome expenses. Compensation may be awarded for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When traumatic injuries happen, people can suffer more than only physically. People involved in accidents can suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. Because of this, emotional compensation is available to them in addition to physical compensation. Emotional compensation can cover pain and suffering, a loss of quality of life, and more.
An injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit in order to pursue compensation. This requires them to prove the other party’s negligence caused the accident. The injured party can be this by gathering evidence that proves the accident and their injuries happened as a direct result of the party’s negligence. This satisfies the burden of proof. Evidence that may be used in a case can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures or videos of the hazard, or any witnesses to the incident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today.
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