How much is my personal injury claim worth?
Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, there are many factors that can increase the amount of damages that you can claim. You may be entitled to compensation for a number of the following:
- Medical bills
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of property
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and psychological distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment
Reparation for medical bills can include not only compensation for bills you have already had to pay, but it can also involve a settlement that factors in the future costs of your injury. Likewise, you may receive compensation for wages already lost from being unable to work. On top of that, you may be entitled to damages for any disabilities that may cause you to earn less in the future. Automobiles, clothes, or any items lost in the accident can also be included in your claim.
You may be entitled to a settlement that includes estimated cost associated with the pain and suffering that you have undergone immediately after the accident and into the future due to lasting effects. Especially in the case of a serious injury, this can include compensation for emotional or psychological distress, such as suffering sleeplessness, anxiety, and fear. A spouse may claim loss of consortium if the injured can no longer maintain their sexual relationship. Loss of enjoyment entails any injury that keeps you from doing things that you love to pursue, such as hobbies, recreation, and exercise. You may possibly benefit from punitive damages as well. These are reparations that are meant more as a punishment for the party responsible for the accident due to their flagrantly reckless or negligent actions.
We understand that this can be a frightening and painful time for you, but it is not one that you have to go through alone. The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you win the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed to help you recover and move on in life. Our personal injury lawyer have more than 25 years of experience in their field. Todd has earned the title of a Certified Civil Trial Attorney given by the New Jersey Supreme Court, placing them with the top 2% of lawyers in the state. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyer can help you determine what you are owed and passionately represent you so that you receive no less than what you deserve. We can be reached 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call our firm today at (973) 920-7900 to schedule a free consultation!