Accident Compensation Entitlement

By April 8, 2012 January 1st, 2018 Personal Injury Settlements Tips

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on the type of accident, you may be entitled to compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damage is a monetary award that compensates the injured party for losses and damages because of the malfeasance of the responsible party.

Compensatory damages include medical bills (past, present and future), lost wages, lost future wages and compensation for property damage. Compensation may also include a monetary award for pain and suffering, loss of lifestyle, embarrassment, disfigurement, loss of emotional support and loss of companionship.

Punitive damages are awarded to the plaintiff if it’s determined the defendant committed a heinous act against the plaintiff, causing damages (intentional injury as opposed to negligence). A personal injury firm, such as Ledger & Associates, can help you recover damages that are due because you or a loved one was injured in an accident.