3 Types Of Compensation To Aim For In A Personal Injury Case

2 April 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

There are many different types of compensation that you can attempt to achieve if you are pursuing a personal injury case. However, some of these are easier to achieve than others because they rely on hard numbers, rather than estimated costs. Talk to your personal injury lawyer about strategies for obtaining the following three types of compensation.

1. Medical Expenses

If you were in a car accident, slipped and fell in a store, or suffered any injury that cost you a great deal in medical bills that was not your fault, then you should aim for compensation for these medical expenses. The reason why it is relatively easy to get medical expenses is because you can simply bring your medical bills into court and add them together in front of the judge. Because many medical bills are online, you may even be able to access them if you threw the hard copies away. Your personal injury lawyer will also be able to prove that the treatments you received were directly related to the injuries you sustained at the hands or negligence of another party.

2. Lost Wages

If you were injured in a car accident to the point where you were unable to go to work, you can attempt to get compensation for these lost wages. This is also a fairly easy and common compensation claim to pursue because it also relies on hard numbers. To calculate the amount of money that you would have received from wages during this time, you need to simply calculate the number of hours you work per day, the amount that you are paid after taxes for each hour, and the number of days you were unable to work. Multiply all of these numbers together and you will have the amount you are owed in lost wages.

Calculating future lost wages is more difficult and should only be done if you will be unable to work for the rest of your life due to this injury.

3. Personal Losses

If you lost any computer equipment that you were transporting in a car crash, then you can attempt to get compensation to cover these losses. Simply add up the values of all of the items that were irreparably damaged in a car accident and present your findings to the judge. Make sure that you have receipts to back up your claims.

For more information, contact a firm such as Dreyer & Dreyer Attorneys At Law.