If you have suffered injuries because of another person’s negligence, you have the right to sue that person for financial compensation. While the compensation will not make up for the trauma of what you have been for, it may ease some of your burden. The type of damages that are available to you will depend on several factors, such as the type of injuries you sustained and the laws in your state. The following are some of the common damages Charlottesville VA injury lawyers may be able to obtain for you.
A personal injury settlement almost always pays the medical bills you incurred from your injury. This can include the cost of hospital stays, doctor’s visits, surgery, and physical therapy. Medical bills for an injury can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If your injury has left you partially or completely disabled, you may require long-term medical care, which will cost even more money. Charlottesville VA injury lawyers are able to determine – with the help of medical experts – how much those future medical costs may be.
An accident doesn’t just cause physical industries. It can also result in emotional scars. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, you might feel anxious and scared about getting into a vehicle again. You might also feel depressed and try to isolate yourself from others. In order to receive compensation for emotional distress, you will need to show proof with your mental health records. One of our Charlottesville VA injury lawyers can help you obtain the evidence you need for this type of damage.
If you suffered an injury, you likely had to take at least some time off work to recover. Lost wages are another common part of a damages award in a personal injury case. If your injury has rendered you permanently disabled and you can no longer work, the wages you would have earned over a lifetime may be required to be paid by the defendant. Our Charlottesville VA injury lawyers have certain formulas, along with the help of forensic experts, to determine how much in future wages a victim loses because of a permanent disability.
Pain and Suffering
It goes without saying that an injury is going to result in pain and discomfort. However, if that pain goes on longer than normal and negatively affects your life, you may be entitled to pain and suffering damages. For instance, if you injured your leg during a car accident and must walk with a limp for the rest of your life, you may be able to sue for these damages.
Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the family of the individuals who have been killed in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness. Plaintiffs must prove that the defendant owed the deceased a duty of care, that the defendant breached the duty and that the breach of duty was a direct cause of the death.