It can be tough to set a dollar amount on injuries you suffer in an accident. There are so many things to consider: doctor bills, time lost from work, medical costs for ongoing injuries, pain and suffering and so on. Insurance companies take all of them into account when deciding how much to offer — and ultimately pay out — for a personal injury claim. Sometimes simply utilizing the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer will present a threat to an insurance company. But there may be complex legal rules involved in your particular claim, or the severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from the norm. If your personal injury question is not answered here, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys of Holland & Lamoureux at (866) 225-4907 for a free initial consultation. We’ll help get the compensation you deserve.
- What is a personal injury?
- What are some examples of personal injury?
- Can I get financial compensation in a personal injury claim?
- How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
- Can I still have a claim if the accident is partly my fault?
- When is a personal injury attorney needed?
- What if an insurance adjuster offers me a settlement?
- Can’t I just estimate the cost of my own injuries right away?
- How much do you charge for a personal injury case?
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury (sometimes referred to as bodily injury) is any physical or mental injury to a person as a result of someone’s negligence or harmful act.
What are some examples of personal injury?
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Home accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
Can I get financial compensation in a personal injury claim?
Compensation for your injuries depends on several factors, including physical and mental pain and suffering, economic hardship or financial loss, decreased earning potential and physical impairment, including disfigurement. Depending on the type and extent of your personal injury, you may be eligible for compensatory (actual) damages, and punitive (criminal) damages. The damages may include the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, including overtime
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Permanent scars
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of love and affection
- Mental disability
- Property damage
- Out of pocket expenses (transportation charges, house cleaning, grass cutting and others)
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
Can I still have a claim if the accident is partly my fault?
When is a personal injury attorney needed?
What if an insurance adjuster offers me a settlement?
Can’t I just estimate the cost of my own injuries right away?
How much do you charge for a personal injury case?
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