Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC | attorneys at law

Potential financial losses after a serious injury

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2024 | Personal Injury

No matter how it happens, a serious injury could have major financial ramifications. You may have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, meaning you didn’t ask for or cause any of these extensive costs. You feel that the other party should be held liable and made to pay you financial compensation.

You very well may be right, depending on the nature of your injury and how the event occurred. But what type of financial losses do you need to consider when seeking this compensation?

Your medical bills right now

First of all, you will likely start by considering the medical costs that you are already facing. This could include surgery, transportation to the hospital, overnight stays and much more.

Your current lost wages

Some injuries mean that people can’t return to work for days, weeks or even months. If this happened to you, then you likely lost substantial wages while you were out of work. You may deserve compensation for the money that you would otherwise have earned.

Your future costs

One of the most important things to focus on is how this injury could impact your financial future. In terms of wages, perhaps you have a reduced earning capacity because of lingering issues from the injury. Or maybe you’re going to need long-term care and physical rehabilitation services because of the severity of that injury. Don’t overlook future costs.

Seeking compensation

These are just a few of the areas you may want to consider. Take the time to look into all of the necessary legal steps as you seek the compensation you deserve.