Injuries can happen to anyone at any time. If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, however, you may not have to pay all of the expenses for your injuries. In many cases, the person who caused your injury could be liable for your expenses. This may be the case, for example, if you were injured due to a car accident or a slip and fall. When this is the case, a personal injury lawyer such as one from The Law Offices Of Diane M Sternlieb LLC may be able to help you get the compensation that you need. This compensation may cover medical bills, loss of work, and pain and suffering.
Medical Bills – When you’ve been injured, it’s important that you see a doctor right away. The doctor will find out the extent of your injuries and you can bring this information to your lawyer. In some cases, your injuries will have healed by the time your case is settled, and you will have an exact total of medical bills. In other cases, your medical bills may be ongoing. If that is the case, your doctor and lawyer may be able to estimate the amount of medical bills you will have in the future.
Loss of Work – Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may have to be out of work for some time. If this is directly related to your injuries, your lawyer will discuss with you the possibility of getting money from the negligent party to cover the money you missed while unable to work.
Pain and Suffering – This is less of an easily figured number, as there isn’t an easy way to put a dollar amount on your pain and suffering. However, your lawyer may be able to get you extra money to help compensate for everything you went through with because of the injury. The more severe your pain, the more money the negligent party may have to pay.
These and other possibilities for compensation vary with each personal injury case. For this reason, you want to discuss the possible outcomes for your case with your lawyer. Speak with a personal injury lawyer like one of the ones at The Law Offices Of Diane M Sternlieb LLC today if you have been injured, and set up a consultation visit so you can discuss your case and these possible outcomes today. Click here for more information!