Securing Compensation For
The Wrongfully Injured And Their Families

What are some damages that can be sought after a serious injury? 

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2023 | MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - Medical Malpractice |

If you suffer a serious personal injury, you may be very interested in the types of compensation that you can seek from the person who is responsible. After all, what happens to you feels very unfair. You were not injured through any action of your own, but because of someone else’s negligence.

An example of this could be a car accident. Maybe the driver was texting behind you and they rear-ended your vehicle. There was nothing you could do to avoid that, but you still have to deal with significant ramifications. What types of damages can you seek?

Medical costs

First of all, you can often seek compensation for the medical bills that you have. Examples could include the cost of an emergency room, the ride in the ambulance, the cost of a stay in a hospital, and the cost of medications and procedures that were performed.

Long-term and rehabilitation costs

Even after you get immediate treatment, you may need extended medical treatment or you may even have to attend rehabilitation for skills that have been lost due to your injuries. In other words, healing takes a long time, and you may also be able to seek compensation for future financial costs, not just the initial ones.

Lost wages and earnings

Finally, being seriously injured often means that you have to stop working, at least for a set amount of time. You may be able to seek compensation for all of your lost wages, or even lost future earnings if your earning capacity has been reduced. 

These are three of the main areas where people receive compensation, but they are not all of them. For instance, some people also seek compensation for pain and suffering. After you have been injured, it’s very important to know about all the legal options you have.