Personal injury accidents have the potential to create extremely devastating outcomes through serious injuries and sometimes even death. In the event of a circumstance such as this, injured individuals often find themselves at a great loss. This can either be a financial loss, a loss of life, or both. It is because of this that those who are injured in personal injury accidents may be eligible to receive compensation from a negligent party that is responsible for the accident.
When a person is injured, it is important that they seek immediate medical attention, if necessary. Depending on the severity of the injury, these medical bills often pile up and become very overwhelming. Sometimes, the injury may leave the individual unable to go back to work for a period of time or possibly even indefinitely. This makes the added expenses from the accident even more difficult to cover. It is because of this that those hurt in personal injury accidents are able to pursue compensation for these costs. This compensation can cover any medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. It gives an individual the opportunity to recover from their injuries without worrying about finances. Compensation may be awarded to cover the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When an accident happens and people are injured, they sometimes suffer more than just physically. There are many cases in which people also suffer emotionally and psychologically as a result of the trauma. Because of this, these individuals are not only entitled to financial compensation but emotional compensation as well. Emotional compensation may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.
In order for an individual to receive compensation for an injury as a result of negligence, they must file a personal injury lawsuit. In order to have a successful case, the injured is required to prove the other party was negligent in providing the lawful standard of care. To do this, they must satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured party to gather evidence that shows the accident and the injuries happened directly because of that party’s negligence. Evidence that may be used in a personal injury case can include the police report in the event of a car accident, medical documentation of the injuries sustained, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the incident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Maryland, it is important to consider your legal options. The legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can represent you through each step of your case and will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today.