When you’re injured in an accident, you are focused on getting better. Part of that means getting the proper medical care and time off work you need to heal. The reality is still that bills won’t pay themselves.
When it comes to personal injury cases, many people are unsure of how to go about getting these bills paid for. Not only will they be getting more “Due Date” envelopes from the hospitals, but being out of work can make even your regular bills seem even more burdensome. Just like every car accident is different, so is every personal injury case. Here are the factors that will be taken into consideration when determining your compensation.
Medical expenses are hospital stays are already fairly expensive, and depending on the severity of the injury, you could be left with bills that are far beyond what you can manage to pay. Your medical bills should be paid for by the negligent party’s insurance company. Future medical expenses will also be calculated into your amount of compensation.
Some injuries are severe enough that you may need to take a certain amount of time off of work. This can leave you without the income you need to provide for yourself and your family. The amount of income you lost overall due to the injury will be calculated in your personal injury case.
If you are in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, you should be entitled to compensation for property damage for your vehicle. Your personal injury attorney will be able to gather evidence and present it to the insurance company to show the damage that your vehicle took and how much money is needed to fix or replace it.
Non-economic damages (punitive damages) can be difficult to calculate. Such damages include pain and suffering related to the accident you were involved in. Your attorney will present evidence in court; at that point, a judge or jury will decide how much compensation you should receive. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for acting extremely negligently. In Mississippi, there is a $1 million cap on these types of damages.
Choosing the right personal injury attorney can make all the difference. At Richard Schwartz & Associates, our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured individuals across Mississippi while fighting to help them obtain the compensation they need to heal.
While the insurance companies will be looking out for their own best interests, you can count on the legal team at Richard Schwartz & Associates to be looking out for yours.
We can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates at (601) 869-0696 for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.