Personal injury can bring about substantial costs such as treatment and
rehabilitation costs, the cost of the loss of income, the cost related
to mental health issues that might have arisen from the injury, etc. When
filing a case to seek compensation for a personal injury, you are likely
interested to know how much your case might be worth. This is not an easy
question and the answer depends on a number of variables. In this article
we take a look at the most important variables that determine how much
your personal injury case is worth.
Costs related to medical care are almost always part of a personal injury
case. This includes all the medical costs that have already occurred and
an estimate of future medical costs, which are directly related to the
injury for which the case is filed.
Loss of Income
Compensation can be retrieved for the loss of income that has already occurred
because of the accident as well as for money that you won’t be able
to make in the future due to the accident, the so-called “loss of
If any property was damaged in the accident, you should be able to get
compensated for repairs that need to be done or if the property is unrepairable,
be reimbursed for the fair market value.
Pain and Suffering
Compensation can be sought for any pain and suffering caused by the accident.
This includes ongoing pain that can be related to your accident.
Emotional Distress and Loss of Enjoyment
Emotional distress can severely impact someone’s life. For this reason
financial compensation can also be retrieved for mental health issues
that result from an accident, such as sleep issues, anxiety and fear.
Related to emotional distress is the compensation for “loss of enjoyment.”
Sometimes people have a hard time finding enjoyment in their daily activities
after an accident, severely decreasing their quality of life.
Loss of Consortium
Accidents sometimes also impact the relationship between partners and other
family members. In legal terms this is called “loss of consortium,”
for which compensation could be retrieved.
The amount of compensation that can be retrieved in a personal injury case
is very variable and depends on many factors. This makes these types of
cases often very complicated. If you’ve been the victim of a personal
injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should
personal injury attorney immediately. The experienced attorneys at The Kyle Law Firm can help you
get the compensation your deserve.
Contact us today to set up a free consultation.