If you have been injured in an accident, and another person was responsible for that accident, then you may wonder if you have grounds for a personal injury case. Further, you may wonder how much your case is worth. The answer is that it depends on many factors and the best way to get an accurate idea is to contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre to request a free legal consultation. In the meantime, you can read on to learn about the various factors that can affect how much your case is worth.
Your Medical Expenses Will Have a Big Impact
For most people, medical expenses make up a large portion of their injury case. However, those who do not work with a personal injury attorney do not always realize just what their medical expenses should include. Yes, it includes past medical bills but it should include future estimated expenses too. It should include time missed from work to go to the doctor, mileage to the get to the doctor, and all other expenses. At Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre we can help ensure that you get all the medical compensation you are owed.
Loss of Income
As mentioned above, the amount of income you lose as a result of going to doctor’s visits should be included in your settlement or recovered compensation. However, this is not the end of it. You should also expect to be reimbursed for time you were forced to take off from work while in the hospital or rehab. Even if you were able to use vacation time or PTO days and still got paid, you then lost out on that benefit – and your attorney can help you be compensated for that amount.
The Life-Long Cost of Long-Term or Permanent Injuries
If you have suffered an injury that will affect the rest of your life, such as a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident, it is not enough to be compensated for past costs – you must also be compensated for future costs. For example, you may be permanently unable to work at the capacity you once did, or at all. There may be things that you used to enjoy that you can no longer do.
You may need long-term care and treatment. You may need modifications to your home, vehicle, etc. You may have serious pain and suffering that is affecting the rest of your life. Only when you work with an experienced, qualified personal injury attorney can you count on all of these factors being considered. Work with Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 now and we can help.