27 Apr 2015

By Jividen Law Offices, PLLC

In Personal Injury

Have you been injured in a car accidentmedical malpractice incident, premises liability injury, coal mining accident, or more? You may be entitled to recover financial compensation for the injuries that you have suffered from. No one should suffer physically, emotionally, or monetarily from the negligent actions of another person. What may seem like a minor accident can take a significant toll on your life, and knowing what a personal injury case is worth can help you understand why this may be the best step to take, both to hold the other person accountable, but also to ensure that your life is affected as minutely as possible.

Damages in a Personal Injury Case

In any personal injury case, the injured person receives a monetary award from the person or people deemed responsible for their accident, either through a negotiated settlement or through a court-order. The total amount of this award depends on numerous factors, but are all intended to compensate you for the injuries that you suffered and their outcome on your life.

Some damages that you may be awarded include:

  1. Medical treatment: Total cost of the medical care you have already received and the anticipated care you may need in the future.
  2. Property loss: Reimbursement for repairs or compensation of any items destroyed or damages in the accident.
  3. Income: Impact that the accident has had on your salary and wages, both now and your future earning potential.
  4. Pain and suffering: Any experienced and ongoing pain that you experienced as a result of the accident.
  5. Emotional distress: Psychological effects of the injury, including things like loss of sleep and anxiety.
  6. Loss of enjoyment: Inability to participate in many of the daily activities and actions that you enjoyed doing.
  7. Loss of consortium: Any impact that this injury has on your relationship with your spouse or children.

In some instances, you may also be entitled to punitive damages in a personal injury case. This financial award is aimed at punishing the other person for their actions. Generally this occurs when the actions were especially careless, such as a drunk driver that was in an accident with another driver.

Jividen Law Offices, PLLC has served personal injury victims in West Virginia for over 35 years and is dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable when their irresponsible and negligent actions have resulted in the harm of another person. We operate on a contingency fee basis and offer free initial consultation, meaning that if we take on your case, it is of no cost to you! Call our office to learn more.