When my husband I decided to start a business, we didn't think about the legal aspects of doing so. We didn't realize that purchasing business insurance, getting building permits and making investments all required some type of legal advice. But after speaking to a close friend, who also happens to own a small business, we contacted a business attorney. Now, we have the legal smarts to make the best decisions for our business, as well as the legal representation in case something happens to our company. I hope that you find my blog helpful and informative for your own business. It's a great resource for finding the legal advice, resources and guidance you need to get your company up and running.
Getting into a car accident is always scary, but your entire life can turn upside down if the accident leaves you with serious injuries. If you have sustained a personal injury in a car accident that was not your fault, it's possible you might be able to sue the person (or company) that hurt you for different kinds of damages. If you've never gone down this road before though, you might not know where to begin. Here are some tips to keep in mind when pursuing damages for a personal injury in a car accident.
Start with an Attorney
If you want to pursue damages in a personal injury case, the first course of action is to hire an experienced law firm like Arrington Schelin, a Professional Corporation. A seasoned personal injury pro will take a look at the situation and be able to maximize your payout across a variety of different damages.
Payment for Your Medical Bills
First, let's start with the obvious damages. If you've had to pay or are still paying medical bills as a result of your injuries, your personal injury lawsuit or settlement can see reimbursement for these bills or additional money to continue helping you pay your doctors in the future.
Damages for Pain and Suffering
If you've sustained injuries bad enough to require medical attention, then it's quite likely you've experienced a lot of pain as a result of said injuries. A personal injury lawsuit after your car accident can seek damages for the mental and physical anguish you've suffered as a result of someone else's mistake on the road.
Damages for Lost Wages
If your injury put you in the hospital or otherwise removed you from your regular day to day life, you've probably lost some wages at work or had to burn through sick time that you otherwise would have been able to keep and maybe get paid out for when you left your company. A lawsuit or settlement can get you money for your lost wages, both now and any future lost wages if you will not be able to continue in the same line of work going forward.
Damages for Your Property
If your car was totaled in the accident or you suffered any other property damages in the accident, you might be entitled to damages here as well, even if your insurance has already covered some of it. Any out of pocket expenses in particular may be eligible for reimbursement