Damages for Pain and Suffering (“General Damages”)
Most claims/lawsuits involve a claim for damages for “pain and suffering”. These types of awards can range substantially depending on the seriousness of your injuries. Furthermore, entitlement to this kind of compensation depends on whether your injuries were sustained in a motor vehicle accident or some other type of accident.
Loss of Income
If you have missed work as a result of your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation for loss of income. Similarly, if you will miss work in the future as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to damages for a loss of income in the future. It is important to ensure that you have the proper documentation in place so that you can ensure that your loss of income claim is advanced properly and effectively.
If you have incurred expenses as a result of your injuries, you might be entitled to recover those from the defendant. It is important that you keep track of your expenses from the outset, and to keep copies of any and all documentation to support those expenses, so that you are in a position to make a meaningful claim in this regard.