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Common Factors that Affect the Amount of Compensation Granted in Personal Injury Cases

Last updated 7 years ago

Getting into an auto accident can ruin your day—if you suffer a serious injury, then it could even ruin your life. While no amount of money can entirely make up for pain and suffering, you’re entitled to financial compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault. Here are a few common factors that affect personal injury compensation.


  • Medical Bills  Perhaps the most common reason to sue for personal injury is to reimburse the victim for medical bills. If you suffer injuries during an accident caused by another’s reckless driving, then the cost of treatment becomes the other party’s responsibility. This is a very important aspect of personal injury law and compensation; unforeseen medical bills can have an enormous effect on the victim’s finances. 
  • Lost Wages  If the injuries suffered during the accident were severe enough to keep you from working, then you’re also entitled to sue for lost wages. Whether you miss a day, a month, or are unable to work ever again, your compensation will approximately equal the amount you would have earned if you hadn’t suffered any injuries.
  • Emotional Damages  The injuries sustained in an accident are rarely only physical—emotional distress and anxiety are other common ailments. While emotional pain is more difficult to calculate, you and your personal injury lawyer can negotiate a fair sum with the guilty party and ruling judge.
  • Severity of the Injury  If you’re expected to recover from an injury, then you’re entitled to less compensation than if a condition were to cause disability. Also, if a loved one dies due to a tragic accident, you may be entitled to all the wages he or she would have earned, funeral costs, and other damages.


If you or a loved one has recently suffered from an auto accident, medical malpractice, or any other personal injury, then contact The Carlson Law Firm. Our expert attorneys have extensive experience and will ensure you get a fair settlement. Give us a call today at (888) 335-7492 for an initial consultation.  



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