Types of Compensation for Personal Injury Lawsuits

Types of Compensation for Personal Injury Lawsuits

A defendant who is found legally responsible for the injury, illness or death of a person in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be ordered by a court to pay compensation for the economic and non-economic losses incurred by the person or his/her survivors, such as:

  • the injured person's medical bills
  • the income that the injured person lost because of the interruption in work time
  • future income loss if the injury was disabling
  • costs of rehabilitation (both physical and occupational)
  • cost of disfigurement
  • in fatal injuries, the medical, funeral and burial costs, plus
  • the loss of the deceased's financial contribution to the family
  • emotional pain and suffering

An experienced personal injury lawyer can arrive at an accurate and fair dollar amount for compensation in an injury or wrongful death claim. In addition, an experienced "P.I" attorney knows where, when, and whether to file the lawsuit — it's often in a claimant's best interested to seek a settlement rather than go to court, in light of the costs of litigation.

A personal injury attorney will fully explain both a claimant's rights and what he or she can expect from the legal system and the defendant(s)

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