Accidents are a common thing and almost everyone experiences a few throughout their lifetime. Not all accidents have severe consequences on the people involved but some form of life disruption is always involved. This is why the laws related to accidents are so complex and branch out to cover for damages of various levels.
When it comes to personal injury cases, there are a lot of things you can sue for, depending on the nature of the accident. We are hired to discuss your legal options after the accident occurs to help you better understand your rights if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate situation of suffering personal injury.
- Medical treatment – Covering expenses of medical treatments
It only makes sense to start from here since it is important to get the best possible medical attention and not every plaintive has the finances to afford the treatment. You can sue to get coverage for medical treatment immediately after the accident but also for all related treatments that are anticipated by your medical practitioner.
Still, if you intend to sue you will need to go get treatment as soon as your personal injury occurs, otherwise, in cases of light injuries, evidence of the injury might disappear and this means that your doctor will be unable to document your injuries.
Most people think of broken arms, cuts or similarly serious injuries but that’s not the only situation where your health is in danger. For example, you can hire a bed bug injury lawyer if you get attacked by these insects while staying at a hotel.
- Emotional damage – Mental disturbance related to the injury
While your physical injuries in an accident are not always severe this doesn’t mean that the accident won’t cause some sort of mental distress to its victim. The most common types of emotional damage come in the form of depression, insomnia or anxiety.
It can also trigger any underlying condition you might have. You should talk to your psychiatrist and your attorney if you notice that symptoms of mental distress are acting up after the accident.
- Damage or destruction of personal property
In a big percentage of personal injury cases, there is some damage to the plaintive’s personal property. Car damage, broken phone, torn clothes, and jewelry are just some examples of damaged personal property. You, as the damaged party, have a right to sue for the reimbursement of the lost property.
- Loss of income
Suffering a personal injury due to an accident can prevent people from doing their job until they recover. In more severe cases, personal injury can lead to a person not being able to return to work at all, since the injury permanently makes them inadequate to do their job.
The damaged party can sue for reimbursement of funds they lost due to their inability to do their job. If the damage is permanent, then they can sue for loss of earning capacity.
- Loss of enjoyment
By the same token, a personal injury victim’s life away from work can be affected by the injury. If your hobby was cycling and this was a part of your daily life, you can sue for loss of enjoyment. Still, make sure you discuss this with your legal representative. After all, you can’t sue for loss of enjoyment if you don’t devote a lot of time to your hobby and it isn’t a big part of your life.
- Loss of consortium – Losing people due to the effects of the injury
Some injuries can lead to the person not being able to have the same type of relationship with their siblings or spouse. In this situation, the plaintive might argue that he or she is entitled to financial compensation if they are unable to maintain a meaningful relationship due to suffering a physical injury.
Being in an accident is never a pleasant thing and no amount of money can help you forget that it ever happened or erase the trauma permanently. Still, the money from the lawsuit always comes in handy since it allows the damaged party to focus on recovery and not worry about their financial situation.