Whether it’s tripping on the sidewalk or dropping a plate on the floor, we all experience accidents from time to time. While these accidents hardly affect the way we live, there are some that occur due to another’s negligence and have an enormous impact on our ability to work or enjoy daily life. When you suffer this kind of personal injury, you’re entitled to monetary compensation. Consider this overview of how compensation is determined and consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
- Medical expenses
If you incur extensive medical bills after suffering an accident that wasn’t your fault, then the guilty party is responsible for paying medical expenses. Courts and personal injury attorneys may also consider the possibility of future medical expenses, especially if the victim is rendered permanently disabled.
- Lost wages
Every year, millions of people suffer accidents that affect their ability to work. If you miss even one day of work because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be compensated for that missed time. If you’re unable to work ever again, then you deserve to be awarded the amount you would have made if you were able to work as normal.
- Pain and suffering
Pain, anxiety, and emotional distress are common symptoms when one suffers from an accident. Emotional damages are not easy to put a dollar amount on, but your personal injury lawyer will have the experience needed to help you make that decision.
- Other expenses
Accidents have a way of incurring a wide array of extra expenses. Whether you had to buy a new car or modify your home to be wheelchair-accessible, you deserve compensation for every additional expense.
If you’ve recently been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then contact Sussman & Simcox, personal injury attorneys serving the Rockville and Gaithersburg areas. When you have a legitimate personal injury claim, you can count on Sussman & Simcox to give you a fair, honest assessment of your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today at (301) 840-0404 for your initial consultation.
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