The value of your personal injury claim is based on the nature of your injuries. The greater the injury, the greater the value of the claim. Monetary compensation for your injury is based on the legal theory that a negligent party must pay for the damages caused by his negligence. Medical expenses. All medical expenses that are necessitated by injuries sustained in the accident are recoverable. In order to be compensable, the type and length of the medical treatment must be necessary and reasonable, and the charges for such service need to be customary for the community. Also, the need for future medical expenses may be recovered based on the evidence.
Pain and Suffering. Bodily injuries will cause a person to endure pain and suffering. Neck and Back pain, Spinal Injury, Head Injury, Broken Bones, temporary or permanent loss of use of a body part and/or a regular activity, and others, are all examples of injuries that cause pain and suffering. There is no precise formula to determine the amount of compensation for pain and suffering, but rather it is based the evidence of the injuries and how these injuries has impacted your life.
Loss Earnings. Injuries that cause you to lose time from work or your business, or require you to use your sick time or vacation time are recoverable from the at-fault party.
For the intentional wrong doer, not only will he be held to pay for the actual damages caused, but may also be liable for punitive damages. Punitive damages are in addition to actual and are designed to punish the wrong doer.
One should never take a motor vehicle accident lightly. One can be significantly injured, but not feel the symptoms until days after. The Law Office of Rodney K Okano handles all car accident injury cases from simple neck and back strain to catastrophic disabling injuries, including death. If a new client has not had any medical attention since the accident, we will quickly recommend and even arrange for immediate medical attention.