If you’ve never had to file a claim or sue anyone before, it can be difficult to understand the different scenarios in which you find yourself.
Q: What are the different things I can make a claim/sue for?
A: If you have been involved in an auto accident or had an injury due to somebody else’s negligence or carelessness, there are a couple different areas where you can make a claim or a recovery or get compensation.
The first area is your medical bills. If you have had medical bills for treatment that is related to the accident, that’s something that we can help you make a recovery for. With medical bills, it is important that you have somebody who can help you prove that the treatment is directly related to the accident.
The other thing that comes up is lost wages. If you have been off work or if you have lost wages and earnings, or if you are somebody who is self-employed, these are some things that you can make a recovery for.
There is also something called pain and suffering. Pain and suffering are the things that aren’t as tangible, the ways the accident has affected you in your personal life. How it affects your activities, how it affects the way you care for yourself, or how it affects the way you go through the daily activities of your life.
If you have an injury that’s pretty serious, then you may have a claim for future medical bills. Future medical bills are treatments that you don’t need now, but maybe you need them in the future. An attorney can help you make a claim for these future medical bills. You could also have a claim for something called future pain and suffering, which would be pain and suffering that you could have in the future.
The Road to Recovery
There are a lot of different ways to make a recovery for your case, which is why it’s important to talk to somebody who can sit down with you and who will take the time to talk to you, listen to you, and figure out how this injury has affected you and what you can do to make sure that you are compensated fairly for the other person’s negligence.
Last modified on July 10, 2014.
Published by Friedman, Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A.