1. Type of InjuryThe type of injury sustained in an accident can have a major impact on the amount of compensation you receive. Injuries that require extensive medical treatment and a long recovery time, such as broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries, can result in a higher settlement. On the other hand, minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises may result in a lower settlement.
2. Cost of Medical TreatmentThe amount of compensation you receive will depend on the cost of your medical treatment. If you have to pay medical bills out of pocket, you can include those expenses in your settlement. Additionally, if you have to pay for future medical treatment, such as physical therapy or prescription medications, those costs can also be included in your settlement.
3. Lost WagesIf you miss work due to your injury, you may be able to include lost wages in your settlement. You can also include the cost of any lost benefits, such as health insurance or retirement savings.
4. Pain and SufferingIn addition to the costs of medical treatment and lost wages, you may be able to include pain and suffering in your settlement. Pain and suffering damages are designed to compensate you for the physical and emotional distress caused by the accident.
5. Negligence of the Other PartyThe amount of compensation you receive will depend on the negligence of the other party. If the other party was solely responsible for the accident, you may be able to receive a higher settlement. If both parties were partially responsible, the amount of compensation may be reduced.
Maximizing Your Settlement
At Hedayati Law Group P.C., our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you maximize your settlement. We can review your case and help you understand the factors that can impact your settlement. We can also work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!