Have you recently been injured? There’s a good chance that you have questions about personal injury compensation. Even if you were not sure of the full extent of your injuries right after the accident, a car crash can leave you dealing with the repercussions for years. That’s why personal injury compensation helps you put your life back together post-accident.
The personal and financial losses you sustain are referred to as compensatory damages. These are further divided into two critical classifications: general or special damages.
Special damages are associated with your monetary damages linked to the injury. These are often much easier to calculate than general damages. There are four major categories of special damages: medical costs, out of pocket expenses, lost income, and personal property damage.
General damages, however, include more difficult to calculate numbers like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Your personal injury compensation will depend on the factors of your case. You need to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after suffering an injury so that you have a clear understanding of your case. You may be entitled to numerous kinds of compensation to help you move on with your life. Take your future into your own hands by considering how a claim can help.
After an accident, you have many things to worry about, including your own medical care. Filing a claim for personal injury compensation may be the only way for you to pay your medical bills and focus on recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines