| Added On April 21, 2011
A Ledger Law personal injury lawyer is ready to take you case head on! If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of the conduct of another, you should know that you have extensive rights under which to recover for your harm. You should never sit idly by and let the defendant escape liability for what he has done. The following article details the various methods by which you can recover for your accident. Whether you have been involved in a car accident, bitten by a vicious animal or involved in a boat collision, you should consider a personal injury lawsuit to protect your rights. Recoverable damages in a civil lawsuit include the following:
- Medical Expenses: If you have suffered any sort of direct injury that required medical care and attention, your expenses can be reimbursed through a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer will compile all of the bills you acquired through your visits with specialists and doctors. Regardless of your insurance situation, you can recover what you have lost as a result of your injury. If, after your accident, you were forced to ride in an ambulance, receive emergency care, recover in a hospital room, visit a rehabilitation center or receive life-saving surgery, the jury will tabulate your losses and reimburse you for as part of their jury verdict. Why should you have to incur all the costs of your accident?
- Lost Wages: If you have been a lifelong wage-earner and now find yourself unable to work and contribute to the family, you are probably feeling frustrated, angry and depressed. Being unable to work can put a real damper on family finances and morale. You might feel like you are not contributing as you should be. If you are out of work because of disabilities associated with your accident, you might be able to recover not only the wages you lost from being out of work, but lost future wages as well. The court will be able to calculate the amount of money you might have earned had you stayed on the job through retirement age. This way, you will not be left financially strapped for the rest of your life but can continue the comfortable lifestyle you were accustomed to before your accident.
- Loss of Consortium: With the onset of any serious injury, many family dynamics begin to change. You may be unable to play with your children or care for them as you used to. If you are left disabled and unable to move about, you may have lost the ability to maintain familiar relationships. Certain intimate aspects of your marriage may be no longer feasible as a result of your accident. If you have suffered a loss in the form of family relationships, you should know that this may be recoverable. A loss of consortium award will be calculated by the hardship and sadness faced by your spouse and family as a result of your injury.
As your advocate, our injury lawyers will see to it that any and all of your calculated damages are met. This will probably require the collection of vast amounts of evidence, documentation and invoices but the work will all pay off in the end. Don’t let the defendant get away with the tremendous expenses he has left you with. Contact us today!