Sustaining an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault is frustrating, painful, and, often, overwhelming. Fortunately, for many people who’ve been hurt due to another person’s negligence, there is legal recourse available. If you were hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you may qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim. Please continue reading and reach out to a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about the different types of damages in personal injury claims and how we can help you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What types of damages can I receive in a personal injury claim?
As long as we can prove that you were harmed as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you should receive compensation to help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred. Some examples of economic damages include the cost of surgeries, overnights in the hospital, rehabilitation, and lost wages from being unable to return to work due to the injury. Some examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering due to the injury, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, scarring or disfigurement, and more.
What should I do to maximize my chances of winning a personal injury claim?
If you’re injured and are looking to pursue compensation, there are several actions you can take both at the scene of the accident and afterward to maximize your chances of recovering financial compensation. Just some of those actions are as follows:
- Call the police and have an ambulance sent to the scene of the accident.
- Obtain a copy of the police report.
- If the accident was an auto accident, get the other driver’s insurance information and never apologize.
- Gather witness contact information.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including any damage to vehicles or property.
- Keep copies of all medical documentation and bills pertaining to your injury.
- Hire a competent Jacksonville personal injury attorney.
- Refrain from posting on social media altogether until your case reaches its conclusion. Posting on social media (even innocent posts) can put your claim in jeopardy, as insurance companies will be looking for any evidence to disprove your claim).
If you have any further questions about the personal injury claims process or the damages you may receive if you’ve been hurt, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We’re here to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
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