What damages or compensation am I entitled to for a personal injury claim?

A: Navigating personal injury claims can be a complex and daunting process, especially when dealing with an accident's emotional and physical aftermath. At Kantor LLP, we understand the intricacies involved and are committed to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Here's a breakdown of the types of damages you may be entitled to:

General Damages: These are non-monetary losses that are not easily quantifiable. They include compensation for:
  • Physical Injuries: This covers the pain and suffering you've endured and any permanent disability or disfigurement.
  • Psychological Injuries: Accidents can lead to mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Compensation for these injuries recognizes the emotional toll they take.
  • Cognitive Injuries: If the accident has affected your ability to think, remember, or concentrate, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Impact on Life: This includes the loss of enjoyment of life, changes in relationships, and the inability to participate in hobbies or activities you once enjoyed.
Specific Damages: These are monetary losses that can be easily calculated and include:
  • Medical Costs: All expenses related to medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Lost Wages: If you've missed work due to your injuries, you may be compensated for lost income.
  • Potential Income Loss: If your ability to earn in the future is affected, compensation may be provided.
  • Repairs and Adjustments: This covers the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property and making necessary adjustments to your home or vehicle to accommodate disabilities. 
Punitive Damages: In some cases, if the responsible party's conduct was particularly malicious or reckless, you may be awarded additional damages to punish and deter such behaviour.

Assessing the value of a personal injury case is a nuanced process that takes into account various factors like liability, the nature and severity of injuries, and the unique circumstances of the accident. For an accurate evaluation, having seasoned personal injury lawyers like Kantor LLP's skilled lawyers is vital. With a history of securing rightful compensation for accident victims, we support you every step of the way, ensuring that you don't risk undervaluing your injuries and suffering by navigating claims on your own.

If you've been in an MVA, contact Kantor LLP, MVA Injury Lawyers, for a free consultation.