Types Of Personal Injury Compensation
While it can be comforting to know that you could be eligible for compensation as a result of your personal injury lawsuit, the many types of personal injury compensation can be difficult to understand if you have not participated in one of these cases before. Working with an attorney is the best way to understand the many forms that this compensation takes and to determine which forms of compensation you might be eligible for.
Contact Minnillo Law Group Co., LPA, if you have been injured in Ohio or Kentucky. We can walk you through the types of personal injury compensation that you might receive in your case and help you decide on the next steps that will best suit your case.
The cost of your medical treatment is one important aspect of personal injury compensation. The cost of your appointments, physical therapy, surgery, hospitalization and other treatment is considered when you are granted compensation after your lawsuit.
This can also take into account the cost of future medical care. Will you need long-term care to maintain your health after a severe injury? Does your injury require extensive physical therapy? Will your injury result in ongoing medication use or the use of mobility aids? These costs can add up in the future, and that future cost is a part of your medical treatment.
In recovering from your injuries, you might find yourself unable to work. That loss of income will be considered when establishing the compensation you receive.
This can also include your “loss of earning capacity,” the income that you will not be able to earn in the future as a result of the injury. For example, if the injury you or your loved one sustained is disabling then this will be considered.
Damage to your body isn’t the only costly damage that must be considered in your personal injury case – the loss of your property must be accounted for, too. One of the most common forms of property loss is the loss of a car in a car crash, but your lost property can also include clothing, bicycles or other items that were damaged in your accident. The cost of repair or the market value of this property can be included in your compensation.
Your accident can cause a great deal of stress. With medical bills mounting, challenging interactions with insurance companies and other sources of stress, the impact of that stress on your life can be considered when establishing compensation.
Loss Of Enjoyment
The loss of enjoyment considers the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life. Has damage to your hands prevented you from pursuing your love of music? Has a leg injury limited your ability to enjoy bicycling in the way you did before? Has your injury impacted your ability to pursue a hobby, exercise or another form of recreation? These lost opportunities are considered to be a loss of enjoyment.
If your personal injury case involves the wrongful death of a loved one, the cost of their funeral could be included in the compensation you receive.
Loss Of Consortium
While no sum of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, that loss can be compensated for in a wrongful death case. Their loved ones can receive compensation for the loss of their relationship with the victim.
Pain And Suffering
Your suffering — physical and emotional — is certainly a challenge you face after an accident, and additional compensation may be awarded in light of that pain and suffering.