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What kind of compensation am I eligible to receive by filing a personal injury claim?

The type of compensation that may be sought in each case is individual to each case and thus there is no set category or amount a plaintiff is eligible to receive. The severity of a plaintiff’s injuries, what type of insurance is in play at the time of the accident and what actions the defendant and plaintiff made prior to the accident are all factored into determining the kind and amount of compensation awarded.

In general, a plaintiff may receive compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income/wages and loss of future income/wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses

In order to get a general idea of what costs you may be able to recover by filing a claim, an attorney is usually able to predict a rough amount based on the strength of the plaintiff’s case. In some instances factors independent of the accident may make a difference in the outcome of your case. Your attorney discusses those with you when you go for a first, free consultation.

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