Sweeney Julian
Sweeney Julian

Your Premier Indiana Personal Injury Trial Attorneys

Your Premier Indiana Personal Injury Trial Attorneys

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Our Legal Team Has Been Honored With A Number Of Prestigious Awards And Honors, Including:

Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Super Lawyers | Rising Stars

What does personal injury compensation cover?

On Behalf of | May 29, 2024 | Personal Injury |

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, personal injury compensation may be an option. These types of claims often result from road traffic collisions, slips and falls, dog bites and medical malpractice.

The financial compensation awarded in a successful personal injury claim is referred to as injury damages. What do injury damages cover?

Medical bills

If you have been injured, then a trip to the emergency room is highly likely. In some cases, you may have to be rushed from the scene in an ambulance. Even more minor cases of injuries may result in a trip to the doctor. None of this is free.

Injury damages in a personal injury claim can help cover your initial medical expenses. While this cannot undo the accident, it can relieve some of the initial stress.

Property damage

If you have been involved in a road traffic collision, then not only may you be injured, but your vehicle might be destroyed. Replacing or even fixing your vehicle can be very expensive. If you are unable to settle with the at-fault party and their insurer, then the court may award damages intended to cover your property damage.

Pain and suffering

You can also claim for non-economic damages in a personal injury claim. While non-economic damages can be difficult to quantify, they include things like physical pain, loss of enjoyment in life, loss of mobility, emotional distress, mental and emotional trauma and the breakdown of family relationships.

After being injured, seeking legal guidance will help to get your personal injury claim started.