Types of compensation you may seek after an injury

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2024 | Personal Injury

There are many different ways that you could suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence. Maybe another driver crossed the center line and hit your car. Maybe a negligent dog owner let their pet off of the leash and you suffered serious bite wounds.

No matter how it happens, you may be interested in seeking financial compensation. You know that what occurred was not your fault and that the other person was liable. But what types of compensation should you consider?

Medical bills

To begin with, consider the potential medical costs that go along with the injury. Maybe you needed immediate treatment to clean out a dog bite or maybe you were rushed to the hospital after the car accident. Even that initial treatment could leave you with tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

Long-term costs

On top of that, consider any potential long-term costs that may come from the injury. For example, perhaps you suffered scarring or a disfigurement, and you’re worried that it will impact your future career prospects. Or perhaps you suffered a traumatic brain injury that means you are always going to need assistance and medical care. Don’t assume that the only costs you face are the immediate ones.

Lost earnings

Finally, injury costs are not just what you have to spend. Injuries can also impact how much you earn. You could have lost wages on the day of the event, for instance, if you couldn’t go to work. Serious injuries may have kept you out of work for weeks or even months. In some cases, you may have a reduced earning capacity or you may find it impossible to work again.

As you can imagine, all of these costs really add up. If you have been injured, be sure you know what legal options you have.