Personal Injury Claim Settlement
In many cases, you can recover injury compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and property damage. Whether the injury is the result of an auto accident or any other type of accident, if negligence was a factor, you can file a claim to recover compensation from the negligent party. Contact a Fort Myers personal injury lawyer for help with your personal injury claim settlement.
Compensatory Damages In Personal Injury Case
Compensatory damages, as the name implies, are types of injury compensation that compensate the victim for the damages they suffered from the accident. Some of these – such as medical expenses, property damage and lost wages – are easy to put a value on because the victim will provide receipts and pay stubs to show proof of loss.
Medical expenses include:
- doctors’ visits;
- physical therapy;
- medical devices;
- long-term care; and
- any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
Lost wages can include past and future loss of income because of injuries.
Other types of compensatory damages – such as emotional damages, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life – are not as straightforward regarding their value. Courts may take into consideration the victim’s age, occupation, and lifestyle, as well as other factors when considering these damages.
If the liable party was especially careless in causing the victim’s injuries, punitive damages may be awarded to the victim. This type of injury compensation serves to punish the liable party in hopes that it will deter him or her – and others – from acting in this manner in the future.
Speak with an Attorney at The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato
Contact the law offices of Wolf & Pravato for help with your personal injury claim settlement. Call us today at (954) 522-5800. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to various forms of injury compensation.