A personal injury accident has the power to detrimentally affect a person’s life. This may be due to a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. When this happens, an injured person or their loved ones may be left with a considerable loss. This may be either a financial loss, a loss of quality of life, or the loss of a life entirely. In these situations, an injured party may pursue compensation from the party responsible for the accident through a personal injury case.
When an injury happens as a result of an accident, it is important for the injured to seek medical attention immediately. Depending on how serious an injury is, the person may require a great deal of medical attention. This can cause expensive medical bills to pile up and become overwhelming for an individual. Sometimes, injuries can prevent a person from going back to work for a period of time or even permanently. When they are not receiving an income, these expenses be more difficult to manage.
This is why those who are harmed in an accident due to negligence are can pursue compensation. This exists to cover any medical bills or lost wages that burden the injured party as a result of the incident. This gives the injured the opportunity to recover without having to worry about any added expenses. Compensation may be awarded for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When traumatic injuries happen, people can suffer more than only physically. People involved in accidents can suffer emotionally and psychologically as well. It is because of this that they can receive emotional compensation in addition to physical compensation. Emotional compensation can cover pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.
An injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit in order to pursue compensation. This requires them to prove the other party’s negligence caused the accident. The injured party can be this by gathering evidence that proves the accident and their injuries happened as a direct result of the party’s negligence. This satisfies the burden of proof. Evidence that may be used in a case can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures or videos of the hazard, or any witnesses to the incident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.