Personal injury compensation may be recovered if you are the victim of an accident and have been injured. You have the right to be compensated for the losses you sustained and an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you with your personal injury claim. Personal injury claims can be very serious and are best left in the hands of professionals. At The Law Office of Gregory W. Fox, we understand that the compensation you receive will most likely be used to cover medical expenses and lost income, and we will fight to get you the personal injury compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Compensation – Damages
If you have been injured the goal of personal injury compensation is to help you cover all of the expenses and ailments that have resulted from your accident. Personal injury compensation can cover various topics, and the types of damages are typically separated by compensatory and punitive damages. The primary difference is the fact that punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant in the cases for their conduct and to act as a deterrent to others who may repeat the same or similar behavior.
Personal Injury Damages
There are various types of damages that may be awarded as part of your personal injury compensation. In fact, in some cases your family may be entitled to recover damages as well. Below we are going to explain some of the more common damages:
Medical expenses include bills, doctor visits, hospital fees, ambulance fees, medication, and other health related services related to your injury.
Pain and suffering
Compensation for past and future pain that has been caused by your accident.
Perhaps one of the biggest financial obstacles you will face is wages lost due to your injury. This compensation represents the amount of money you would have earned during the time of your injury through the final settlement.
As a result of your injury it may be possible that you are no longer able to earn in the future.
Future medical expenses
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, it may be possible that long-term medical care is required. Personal injury compensation would help with these costs.
Personal injury compensation may also cover expenses related to property damage that was caused during the accident, such as a wrecked vehicle.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. If you would like to confidentially discuss the details of your case please contact Fresno personal injury attorney Gregory W. Fox today. You can reach our office at (559) 222-5800, in most cases an appointment can be scheduled for the same day.