When someone has been injured in a personal injury case, in other words they’ve been in an accident or they’ve been a victim of a medical mistake, lawyers talk about them being able to receive compensation. Basically, this is figuring out how much money their entitled to receive from the person who caused their injury. And, the law sets out these categories or areas where you are entitled to receive financial recovery or money because of someone’s injury.
Here is a list of the major categories of the money an injury victim is entitled to:
- If you have a disability
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Medical expenses now and in the future
- Lost wages