The aftermath of an accident is difficult. In the moment that you suffer an injury because of the actions of someone else, you could end up with painful injuries, extensive damage to your property and other losses that impact multiple areas of your life. If you are suffering due to the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, you do not have to deal with the complications and difficulty alone. There are legal options available to Alabama accident victims.
One option you may have is to seek economic recovery through a claim. The civil justice system provides you the opportunity to seek recovery of your losses and other damages. The specific amount you can claim depends on the details of your individual case, including the extent of your injuries and how they will impact your future. It will be beneficial to learn as much as possible regarding your options and the true value of your claim.
The economic recovery available to you
When you understand the value of your claim, you will be less likely to leave any money on the table. In order to determine an accurate value of your claim, it will be essential to carefully evaluate all elements of your case, including your medical bills, estimated recovery, ability to continue work and more. Some of the potential damages you may be able to pursue through your claim include:
- Future medical expenses — This includes rehabilitation, therapy, future surgeries and other types of care you may need to eventually achieve a full recovery.
- Disfigurement and disability — You can recover damages for any permanent alterations you experienced to your appearance and physical capabilities.
- Loss of enjoyment of life — These are damages to address the ways that your accident affected your ability to enjoy your life and live as normal.
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity — Your accident may have required you to take time off work, or it may have left you incapable of earning an income in the future.
These are only a few examples of the types of damages that may be available to you through your civil claim. It will be helpful to remember that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind, and any settlement offers may not reflect the true value of your claim. You may benefit from professional insight as you consider terms and negotiate a fair outcome to your claim.