Personal injury means an injury to your body or mind. And nothing gets more personal than your body and soul! So after an injury it’s obvious to get medical attention first.
But what if someone else caused you that injury? Then you will have the legal rights to sue him and get recovery from him or her. But how can you get recovery for an injury? Because a car’s damage can be valued with money, on the other hand your body is priceless. That is why personal injury law determines damage types by economical and non-economical damages.
Like I said earlier, some damages can be allocated with the value of money. Usually, damage of personal property is considered as economical damages.
As an example, if your car just had an accident, you have to repair it. So the repair costs will be considered as the damage value. Unless the accident happened, you did not have the reason to cost all that money anyway.
Personal injuries are considered as non-economical damages. These damages can’t be measured with economical value. So how can you get damage recovery for those? Well, for the injuries you must be treated with medical care. And they are not cheap always.
So the along with medical bills, all the costs you have to make to recover from your injury will be considered as the value of damage recovery.
Suppose after a slip and fall you had to spend $200 for medical expense. Now the person who was at negligence will owe you that $200 for the accident.
How to Take Action
Personal injury law is not a walk in the work. It can be real complex sometimes. Besides, after an accident you might not be in a shape to handle such procedures also. So first thing I will suggest you to do are getting a personal injury lawyer to aid you.
What a Lawyer Will Do
After you get a lawyer he or she will do the followings to get you your damage recovery:
- Collect evidences about the accident.
- Talk to witnesses and collect their contact information.
- File a case in the court.
- Set up a negotiation with the opposing party.
- Defend you in the trial in case the negotiation fails.
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that, “Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” And lawyers will work as a soldier in your case. That’s why they are considered as officers of the court.
So after an Injury get a lawyer and sue the guilty one. Take time to recover yourself and let your lawyer worry.