If you’re injured in a car accident, chances are the insurance companies involved will try to get you to settle for an amount of money. All you want is peace and recovery after such an ordeal; so you accept their offer.
However, over time you find yourself consulting and receiving treatment with doctors and specialists, still in pain from injuries you suffered long after the accident. You cannot work because of your long-term injuries, forcing you into a financial pitfall between covering the costs of living and the medical bills that are piling up.
This is why speaking to an attorney well versed in personal injury cases is essential. Having peace of mind knowing that someone is looking out for your best interest will ease the burdens of pain and suffering.
The Legal Information Institute (LII) defines pain and suffering as physical discomfort and emotional distress compensating for noneconomic damages. It refers to the pain, discomfort, anguish, inconvenience, and emotional trauma accompanying an injury. Bearing that in mind, it is imperative to understand the types of damages and what damages are legal, beginning with what damages are. Some examples of damages that frequent a personal injury case include:
These examples fit under three distinct categories of personal injury listed below:
At Kelly & West we can help you understand your rights to compensation if you’re injured in an accident. Whether it’s an auto accident or an accident on the job, we have nearly 40 years of experience to help. Contact us for a free consultation.
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