Posted in Our Blog on April 30, 2018
Are you struggling to cope with the consequences of a car accident that resulted from the negligence of someone else? You might find comfort in knowing that you might be able to collect insurance money. However, you may not realize that you will likely be of minor concern to the insurer. Insurers typically rely on statistics, which tells them that most people will settle for whatever they offer, rather than consulting with legal counsel who might be able to ensure a more comprehensive damage recovery.
If you file a personal injury lawsuit, you might recover damages for the financial, physical and emotional harm you suffered. By pursuing full monetary recovery, you can include both economic and noneconomic damages in your documented claims.
All medical services that relate to the accident injuries are recoverable. Along with the following claims, you may include future medical expenses if you can provide documented proof provided by the doctor to indicate such a need:
Your car accident injuries might cause time off work for a limited or extended period due to time spent in the hospital and subsequent physiotherapy sessions. You might even have to cope with a permanent disability that diminishes your earning capacity. When considering claims for lost income — past and future — the court will consider the following:
Pain and suffering
The law defines this as distress — both physical and mental. Determining the monetary values of emotional or psychological damages is a complicated process during which the court will consider the following:
Loss of consortium
If you are married, your spouse might have grounds to claim your car accident injuries caused the deprivation of normal marital benefits such as the following:
How should you proceed?
Resources are available to help you navigate a personal injury lawsuit in a Louisiana civil court in a manner that will improve your chances of comprehensive compensation for all your losses and damages. Legal counsel can assess the circumstances and determine the viability of your claims. A lawyer can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout ensuing legal proceedings.