What Compensation Can You Ask For In A Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases often occur when one person causes a vehicle accident, a business neglects to prevent a slip and fall accident or a person becomes ill from using or consuming a certain company's products. If you are injured or become severely ill due to the negligence of another person, you have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against them. These are the different types of compensation that you can ask for in a personal injury case.

Medical Expenses 

If you have incurred medical expenses due to the illness or injury caused by another, you can request that these are paid by the other party. This includes any doctor visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, medical equipment or medications that are necessary for your treatment.

If you need ongoing care, this too is considered the responsibility of the person who caused your illness or injury. Any medical treatment that is required specifically for the injury or illness caused by the other party can be requested to be compensated for.

Lost Wages 

You can also request to be compensated for lost wages that occurred due to your illness or injury. If you are unable to work and have been ordered not to work for an extended period of time, you can request to be compensated for the amount of income you would normally have earned had you been working.

Property Damage 

If your property (such as a car in an auto accident) was damaged by another, you can also ask to be compensated for this expense. If the property can be repaired, you can ask to receive the cost of the repairs.

However, if your property is destroyed completely, you may want to request to be compensated for the fair market value cost of replacing the property entirely.

Pain And Suffering 

Becoming severely ill or injured often leaves the victim with substantial pain and suffering. This may include physical pain, emotional distress and mental anguish as well. You can ask to be compensated a certain amount for the pain and suffering you endured due to the illness or injury.

To help ensure that you win your personal injury case, it is very important to have plenty of evidence. You will want to show proof that the other party was indeed at fault, proof that your medical condition is as severe as you say it is and proof that your life has been impacted negatively due to the other party's negligence. Click here to learn more about this topic.