Personal injury accidents sometimes have very devastating outcomes. These injuries can happen as a result of another party’s negligence, causing serious injuries and sometimes death to individuals. When this happens, injured individuals often suffer from great losses. This can be a financial loss or even a loss of life. This is why injured parties may be able to receive compensation from a negligent party for their actions.
When a person is injured, it is important for them to seek immediate medical attention if necessary. Depending on the type of injury, medical bills can pile up and become overwhelming. Certain injuries have the potential to keep an individual from returning to work for a period of time or maybe even indefinitely. Because of this, those who sustain a personal injury may receive compensation to cover any bills or lost wages as a result of the incident. This allows an individual the opportunity to focus on recovery without worrying about these expenses. Compensation is available to recover the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When an accident causes injury, it is possible for individuals to not only suffer physically. There are many cases in which individuals suffer from emotional and psychological trauma as well. Because of this, injured individuals may receive emotional compensation in addition to financial compensation. This may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.
In order to receive compensation for an injury as a result of negligence, individuals are required to file a personal injury lawsuit. This requires the injured party to prove negligence. To do this, they must satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” This requires them to collect evidence that proves the accident and their injury happened as a result of that party’s negligence. Evidence in a personal injury case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the accident.
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If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.