More often than not, an accident results in an injured person needing medical care and treatment, the costs for which mount quickly. As a result an injured person is entitled to compensation for medical bills accrued following an accident.
Another reality associated with a personal injury case is the fact that medical expenses very well may accrue into the future. An injured person is entitled to be compensated for medical expenses he or she reasonably is expected to face in the future.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering following an accident can prove to be significant. Pain and suffering represents another type of damage following an accident that is compensable. As is the case with medical bills and expenses, this includes pain and suffering currently being experienced, but also pain and suffering reasonably expected to be endured in the future.
Following an accident, an injured person oftentimes is unable to return to work. He or she suffers lost wages, another compensable damage following an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Yet again, an injured person may be entitled not only to compensation for wage losses accumulated to date, but income losses reasonably expected to be experienced in the future.
Emotional Distress or Mental Health Issue
Cases exist in which an injured person legitimately experiences emotional distress or a mental health issue of a significant nature following an accident. For example, a person may end up suffering from depression or PTSD following an accident. The injured person is not expected to bear this type of situation without appropriate compensation. This includes compensation or current emotional distress or mental health issue as well as that which reasonably is expected to be experienced in the future.
A personal injury lawyer will schedule an initial consultation with an injured person to discuss possible losses and compensation. As a general practice, a personal injury lawyer does not charge a fee for an initial consultation with a potential client. You may be able to learn more at the Futerman Partners LLP website.