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What type of “financial compensation” might you be entitled to?

Victims of personal injury incidents in America probably recall hearing in TV commercials or seeing on billboards that they might be able to recover “financial compensation” if they pursue legal action. But, if you have been a victim of a personal injury incident, just what type of “financial compensation” might you be entitled to?

Types of damages

As with most legal issues, the immediate answer to that question is: “it depends.” The facts of any given personal injury incident can vary widely. Motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents are just a few examples of situations in which, in many cases, someone suffers a serious injury. However, in many situations, the types of damages that injured victims might be able to pursue in a personal injury case are the same.

For instance, direct costs from the accident in question, such as medical bills or property damage, can be somewhat easy to identify at first and, for the most part, can be pursued as part of the financial compensation an injured victim might seek in a personal injury lawsuit. But, it doesn’t stop there. Injured victims may also be able to project what future medical costs might be, in the event that they will need continuous healthcare treatment over the course of months or even years after the personal injury incident in question. Lost wages from missed time at work are also a common part of the damages package that injured victims seek in personal injury lawsuits.

If you have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may have a valid personal injury claim to pursue. Be sure to do a thorough review of all of the potential damages you might seek to recover as financial compensation in the case.

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