When you receive compensation in the form of a verdict award or settlement award, you are given a lump sum of money that should be used towards your recovery.
In general, recovery of damages is permitted for the following elements of damage:
- The nature and extent of injury, including whether the injury is permanent, and the amount of disability
- Medical expenses, including past bills and future expenses that are reasonably incurred
- Lost earnings and loss of capacity to earn a living
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage, including your motor vehicle and other items of personal property
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium for your spouse
- Emotional damages
A Look at the Numbers
While adding up expenses for damage to a motor vehicle may be relatively easy, calculating compensation for something like pain and suffering or emotional damages can be difficult to pin a number on. This is where our precise and exhausting research comes in, so that we may come up with a dollar figure amenable to your injuries and thus, compensation.
Insurance companies usually focus on a set damages formula to come up with a monetary figure of compensation. However, they will try to get away with the lowest possible amount, which often times is only enough to cover immediate damages.
Here at Kuzyk Law, we fight hard for compensation well above that number because we know you may have a long, hard road ahead of you in terms of lost wages, therapy and medical bills.
Call now for a free case evaluation and learn more about what your compensation will cover.