What Types of Compensation Can I Seek In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Posted August 4th, 2023.
There are many types of compensation that can be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. You can sue for damages that help you pay bills stemming from the accident, and you can sue for damages that help make up for some of the trauma that the accident caused. A Cherry Hill personal injury attorney can help you pursue all of the types of compensation that you and your family deserve.
What Type of Compensation Can I Sue For?
A plaintiff in a personal injury suit can sue for a few different types of compensation. A fair offer is meant to cover all kinds of expenses that you have experienced as a result of your accident. So you should get compensation for:
Medical bills: Even minor injuries can result in stacks of medical bills. If your injuries are serious and could leave lasting effects, then you are probably looking at medical costs that seem insurmountable. Your compensation should help make up for past and future healthcare costs.
Lost wages: If you have to miss work while you are recovering from your injuries, that can create a lot of financial stress for your family. Your compensation should cover these lost wages as well.
Loss of earning potential: If you cannot earn as much money as you used to due to your injuries, that needs to be addressed by your compensation offer.
Property damages: If your car was damaged in a collision or your phone was smashed during a slip and fall, you should be reimbursed for repair or replacement costs.
Can I Receive Compensation for Mental Anguish and Trauma?
Yes, you can also sue for damages that can help make up for the trauma that you and your family have experienced as a result of this accident. Whether your injuries prevent you from taking part in activities you once enjoyed or members of the family need therapy to deal with what happened, this is an important component of your compensation.
How Long Do I Have to Pursue Compensation?
In most cases, you have two years to begin pursuing legal action once you have been injured. Wait any longer than that, and your personal injury lawsuit is likely to get thrown out no matter how convincing it is. We should also note that you may have even less time to act if you were injured on government property. So it is in your best interest to act quickly if you have been injured in an accident and plan to sue for damages.
Can I Still Sue If I Am Partially At Fault?
You can still sue for compensation even if you are accused of being partially at fault for the accident. As long as no one can say that you are at least 51% responsible for the accident occurring, you can sue for damages.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are ready to pursue legal action, you do not have to do it on your own. Contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick and set up a consultation. We can tell you more about how we can help you in the fight for compensation.