Personal injuries have the potential to be devastating and change a person’s life. These injuries can happen as a result of another party’s failure to provide the lawful standard of care for other people. These situations can cause serious injuries and sometimes even death to individuals. In the event of this, injured parties can find themselves suffering from great losses, whether they may be financial or a loss of life. Because of this, injured individuals may receive compensation from a negligent party that is responsible for their accident.
It is important for an injured individual to seek immediate medical attention immediately. Depending on how serious an injury is, medical bills can become very overwhelming and expensive. Sometimes, it can prevent a person from going back to work for a long period of time, possibly indefinitely. It is because of this that individuals may be eligible to receive compensation to cover these bills and lost wages if they were injured by a negligent party. This allows them to focus on recovering after an accident without worrying about these expenses. Compensation may be awarded to cover the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lose earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Court costs
When an accident occurs and causes injury, an individual sometimes does not only suffer physical trauma. Many times, individuals also suffer emotional and psychological trauma. This is why an injured individual can receive not only financial compensation, but emotional compensation as well. This may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.
In order to receive compensation, the injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit. In order to have a successful case, the injured is responsible for proving the other party acted negligently. This requires them to satisfy the “burden of proof.” To do so, the injured party must gather evidence that proves their injuries happened as a result of the other party’s negligence. Evidence can include the police report of the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the accident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of Timian & Fawcett, LLC. today.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.