If you are a police officer, you are often subjected to dangerous situations that can strike without warning and you may suffer serious injuries as a result. When doing your duty, another driver might not be paying attention and might hit you by accident. The injuries as a result of the accident might prevent you from doing your duty and may also require that you spend years undergoing recovery treatments.
You are Entitled to Compensation for Lost Wages
You may be entitled to compensation for the wages you haven't been able to earn since being struck by the vehicle and you may also be entitled to a lifetime of lost wages. The fact that you will not be able to live the life that you previously enjoyed could entitle you to compensation through pain and suffering as well.
Your Medical Bills and Pain and Suffering Might be Substantial
You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. This includes both pain and suffering you experienced before you decided to take legal action and pain and suffering you are expected to suffer in the future.
Your injuries might be permanent and you will need to receive compensation for your injuries to be able to pay for medical bills. In addition to your hospital stay, you might need years of physical therapy and orthopedic treatment. You may also need a mobility device such as a wheelchair.
Settlements Vs. Going to Trial
When you settle a personal injury case, you reach an agreement with the motorist, most often through their insurance provider, to compensate you for a specific amount. However, if you were to file a lawsuit against the driver, your case would then go to civil court and you would need to convince a judge or jury that you should be compensated for your injuries.
There is a risk that you may lose your case and fail to receive compensation for your injuries or you may receive damages that are lower than what you would expect from a settlement. You will also have to pay for court costs. Even worse, after winning your case, the compensation you would receive for damages you have suffered might be reduced on appeal.
With an experienced personal injury attorney, you may be able to avoid the hassle of a courtroom in most cases and you will likely receive more in compensation through your settlement negotiations.
28 December 2021
Hi, my name is Sally. I was living a pretty average, uneventful life until I had an accident. At that point, my life become more stressful and painful than I could have ever imagined. Sadly, my accident happened on private property, and it could have been prevented if the owner of the property had kept up with his shoveling. For months, I missed work, suffered through constant pain and become more and more depressed. Finally, a friend referred me to an accident and injury lawyer, and she showed me how to get the compensation that I deserved. I don't want to see anyone else suffer like I did, and because of that, I decided to create this blog. Here, I hope anyone who has been injured can find the information they need to get fully compensated and regain their lives. Enjoy your reading and thanks for stopping by!