Types Of Compensation In A Personal Injury Case

As the victim of a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic losses. The exact amount of compensation depends on the specific facts of your case.

At The Law Offices of Eric J. Burch, P.C., in Manchester, we work hard to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for all of their losses, including the funds that can pay for needed medical care. When negotiating a settlement, we don't leave money on the table. When representing clients in court, we seek the full amount our clients are entitled to.

If you have suffered serious injuries or a loved one has died in a fatal accident, we will aggressively represent you. Call us today at 931-570-2138 for a free consultation.

How Much Is A Personal Injury Case Worth?

In addition to concerns about getting medical care, our clients often ask us how much they might expect in terms of a settlement or jury award. We can only answer that after we have conducted a thorough examination of the facts in the case.

In general though, victims of negligence can claim these types of personal injury compensation:

Medical costs — This includes past, current and future medical costs. In addition to the direct costs of doctor and hospital treatment, you may also be entitled to compensation for the costs of prescription medications, transportation to and from your medical provider, cosmetic surgery or scar revision treatment, and other costs directly related to your accident.

Rehabilitation services — If you need treatment by a physical therapist, chiropractor or another medical professional, you can be reimbursed for the cost of those services.

Psychological counseling — Victims of catastrophic injuries such as burns, brain injuries and severe spinal cord injuries often experience emotional problems. You may be entitled to costs for counseling, antidepressant medications and other treatment costs.

Lost income — We will calculate your wage loss during your recovery, plus the amount of lost future earning capacity, for inclusion in your claim.

Property damage — You may be able to obtain compensation for the damage to or loss of your vehicle and rental car costs.

Pain and suffering — We will place a value on your physical pain and suffering, as well as psychological suffering.

In cases involving egregious negligence, punitive damages may be awarded, though punitive damages are very rare.

Wrongful Death Cases

In addition to medical costs and lost income the deceased would have earned had he or she lived, family members may be entitled to funeral and burial costs and noneconomic damages such as loss of consortium and loss of companionship.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Eric J. Burch, P.C., believe that accident victims should receive all of the compensation they are entitled to. We will vigorously represent you, seeking the best possible result for you.

Free Consultation With A Lawyer

To discuss a Tennessee accident case with an experienced and committed personal injury lawyer, call The Law Offices of Eric J. Burch, P.C., at 931-570-2138 or contact us online.