If you have experienced a personal injury, perhaps because of a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall, you might wonder if you could pursue a case based on the social or indirect side effects it has on your life. You might have a compelling case, but it is first important to know what those side effects are.
Here are some of the social consequences that could come from your personal injury and what you can do to pursue compensation for these consequences.
Your Insurance Premiums May Increase
Many people forget that insurance premiums increase after a vehicle accident. If somebody is in an accident that was not their fault, they can still see an increase in insurance premiums. You might want to pursue a personal injury case to recoup these funds.
Taking Days Off Work
After a serious personal injury, you may not be able to return to work right away as you recover. You may also need medical care so that you can receive treatments and surgeries. Taking so many days off work means that you could lose money or even lose your job over time. You can recover funds for lost wages if you can demonstrate that you lost employment or wages because of the injury.
This also encompasses decreased earning capacity as a result of a long-term disability or impairment. You may even have to change your entire career. For instance, you might be an athlete who was hit by a car and is then unable to return to your sport.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
In some cases, people lose enjoyment in life after a personal loss. While this does not typically have a price tag associated with it, your attorney can help you determine the value of this loss.
An example of this might be if you are a parent who is no longer able to provide care for your young child. You may no longer be able to do things like picking up your baby because of the injury you've experienced.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Your personal injury attorney works with you to find all the lasting impacts of your personal injury. In fact, you might not even know what kinds of injuries you have experienced just yet, as some are very subtle and some do not appear right away. Personal injury attorneys who handle these cases know exactly what kinds of side effects to look for.
To learn more, contact a personal injury lawyer.