What types of compensation can I seek in my personal injury claim?

Most of the compensation you can receive from a personal injury claim is monetary. You should receive compensation to pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of income, future medical bills paid, pain and suffering, and future pain and suffering.

You are entitled, first of all, to what you lost. If your car is damaged, you’re entitled to get your car fixed or have it replaced. If you have to pay an ambulance bill, a doctor and emergency bill, or any medical bill, you are entitled to be reimbursed for those bills. If you had to take time off of work because you were injured, you’re entitled to be paid for your lost income. If you had to hire someone to take care of you, you are entitled to be reimbursed. If your spouse or loved one left work because they had to stay home and take care of you, they are entitled to be paid for their lost income.

The list of compensation, or reasons for you to get damages, is quite long. Generally, you’re entitled to seek reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expense. In addition to out-of-pocket expenses, you are entitled to a reasonable payment for your pain and suffering including impairment of any physical or mental ability related to the accident.

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