When an individual suffers a personal injury because of someone else’s bad decisions, the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions. A victim with injuries has legal rights and deserves fair compensation for any losses as a result of the accident.
Some damages that you may be eligible for include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Property damage
For example, a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car crash might ask for money to pay for auto repairs, medical bills, to make up for lost wages, and to pay for a rental car. Furthermore, damages can compensate the victim for the loss of quality of life that comes with a serious injury and emotional trauma. A lawsuit arising from a premature death, which the law calls a wrongful death, might ask for money to compensate family members for their loved one’s lost income and funeral costs.