1) Medical Bills
As a Victim (Plaintiff) of a car wreck, you should first undergo a competent and caring medical examinations and proper treatment. Whether, such treatments require hospitalization, long periods of physical therapy, or even nursing home stays, the defendant must pay for the costs of such necessary medical bills.
2) Lost Income
As a Plaintiff you could be entitled to be paid for any past, present and future wages or incomes that you have lost due to your injuries, recuperation and treatment.
3) Pain and Suffering
The Insurance Corporations, whose reason for existence and their well-paid power lawyers always try to find ways to reduce large awards of damages, specially, for pain and suffering. For instance, they rebut, often in BAD FAITH, your level of pain and suffering with the doctrine of “Crumbling Skull Rule”. They argue that the harm you suffered was inevitable, regardless of defendant’s wrongdoing.
In their arguments, the insurance corporations, often site the Supreme Court ruling on Athley vs. Leonati, which held that a liable defendant must only make the plaintiff whole again and not better.
In other words, the Insurance Corporations try to obliterate the Eggshell Rule of Law with their Pre-Existing arguments. Especially, when the injuries to the plaintiff are significant. These are the delicate moments that an Experienced, Courageous and Compassionate Chosen Lawyer will go all out, to defend your rights and obtain your just deserts!
4) Emotional Distress
Most injuries leave lingering and lasting emotional pain on the victims. At teams, a team of expert witnesses and ascertainable evidence such as psychiatric records, diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and so on must be proven, and meticulously calculated, in order for the jury or court to make a decision on their recoveries.
5) Loss of Enjoyment of Life (Hedonistic Damages)
Loss of enjoyment of life refers to damages that a Plaintiff suffers due to detrimental alterations of his or her lifestyle, such as: inability to participate in certain activities or pleasures of life, as he or she did prior to the injury.
Since, loss of enjoyment of life involves the quality of the Plaintiff’s life, which is inherently speculative and cannot be measured definitively in terms of money, it falls within the definition of general damages.
In some states, plaintiffs are entitled to receive a separate award for loss of enjoyment of life, yet in other states it is included in pain and suffering damages.
6) Loss of Companionship and Consortium
This is an action brought by a qualified family member of an individual who was killed or whose abilities have been significantly altered due to the underlying accident and injury.
The main purpose behind this type of financial award is to compensate the family members of the seriously injured or dead person, for their loss of companionship, guidance, and so on, due to Victim’s lack of presence or inability to function as he or she did prior to the accident.
In some states, loss of consortium is actually very specific and can compensate a spouse if he or she loses the ability to perform marital relationship, such as sexual performance.
7) Punitive Damages
Punitive Damages are not intended to make the victim whole again. They are designed to punish the wrongdoer for what he or she did and as a deterrence for him/her or others, from doing same or similar torts in the future.
Punitive Damages could be a significant amount in proportion to the defendant’s egregious wrongful behavior and plaintiff’s injury. Although, Punitive Damages are not permitted in all states.
8) Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death lawsuits are brought by qualified family members of a Tort Victim, who died as a result of a defendant’s wrongdoing.
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