If you've been injured or otherwise wrongfully harmed due to another party's gross negligence, then you might be able to sue them for damages through a personal injury suit. There are a wide array of monetary issues that damages can cover. Read on and discover just a few of the types of damages you can receive as a successful plaintiff in a personal injury suit.
If the injury that you received has had any adverse effect on the income that you or your family receives, you might be able to claim income damages. This does not merely refer to lost wages you missed out on due to the accident and time spent in court, but it can also refer to any income you would have been entitled to in the future due to the accident. For example, if you were in line for a promotion at your place of work, but the accident has caused you to be unable to fulfill those duties, effectively ending your tenure before it even started, a defendant may very well have to pay you for those potential loss of earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Although medical damages are one matter that a defendant will almost always have to pay, pain and suffering damages can also be determined by a civil court. If the injury in question has put you in a serious amount of pain and discomfort, such that your life has significantly changed due to the accident at hand, you may be entitled to pain and suffering damages. Pain and suffering damages may also refer to any sort of mental anguish or emotional trauma you have suffered due to the accident in question. These types of damages are often quantified by any sort of psychiatric or psychological help you have had to seek because of the extent of the accident.
Loss of Enjoyment
If the accident in question has kept you from being able to enjoy certain activities in your day-to-day life, you can also seek damages for this loss. For example, if you were a person who enjoyed running on a daily basis, but the accident in question has caused you severe knee damage which has hindered or altogether severed your ability to run, then you can sue with loss of enjoyment damages in mind. The same can be said of any other sort of hobbies or recreational activities that you enjoyed which have now been hindered due to the accident in question.
Talk to a personal injury attorney to check it out.