A traumatic injury is any physical blunt force trauma that requires immediate medical attention and a trip to the emergency room.
Read more about traumatic injuries on the National Institute of Health website.
After you have been evaluated by a doctor, they will classify your injuries based on severity. This scoring method is called the Injury Severity Score. The six classifications are:
- Maximal (Untreatable)
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have a traumatic injury, you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
An economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
A non-economic damage claim can include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted out of malice or fraud. Punitive damages may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
As your attorney, I cannot guarantee a certain outcome, but I will guarantee the best possible outcome for your case.
I will be looking at these factors to get the total amount of compensation you are owed:
- The amount spent for your past and future treatment
- The amount of your income that will be lost while you’re recovering
- How your injury will affect your future
- The affect your injury will have on your relationships with others
- They cost of any home care you are going to need
You may think that those documents or photographs may not strengthen your case, but they actually make your case stronger. It may be obvious that the liable party caused your injury, but you are going to need those photographs and documents to make your case indisputable. Some examples that will strengthen your case are:
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Proof of loss of benefits
- Any receipts that show any expenses related to your injury
Let me help you get all the compensation you deserve because you don’t deserve anything less!
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If you, a loved one or friend is injured due to the negligence of another individual or corporation, contact the Reyes Firm and we will provide a free initial consultation to discuss your case and set about an effective plan that will help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.