I’m Rosenberg Morse, and thank you for returning to my blog. I am a strong supporter of victims’ rights, and I will continue sharing resources and information that could help victims deal with the negative circumstances they didn’t ask for.
Today, I’m discussing with you how those who’ve sustained serious personal injuries should receive a larger settlement to pay for their losses.
Why Should Catastrophic Injury Victims Receive Large Settlements?
When you think of an injury, you might picture a broken bone or burn injury or some other minor injury that will eventually heal. These are personal injuries and those who suffer from them are still injury victims, but there are some who deal with much more serious injuries.
For example, some injury victims sustain catastrophic injuries that will never heal fully. If you lose a limb, you won’t get one back. If you sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), your brain functioning could be forever altered. These victims of serious injuries will need a larger settlement than those who suffer from minor injuries.
The reason they deserve a greater settlement is because they have greater losses. For instance, someone who suffers from a brain injury might never be able to return to work. They might not be able to enjoy their life the way they once did. They should be compensated for their serious injuries.
Compensation for a Serious Injury
Your personal injury settlement should account for all of the suffering you’ve endured. If you suffered from mental health issues due to your injury, you deserve to receive compensation for that. If you have sustained scarring or disfigurement, those issues should be addressed in your settlement.
Here is a list of damages for which you might be owed a settlement:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income or loss of the ability to work
- Medical treatment costs, such as hospital bills, medication costs, and copays
- Cost of physical therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental distress and cost of treatment
- Property damage
Winning an injury claim could allow you to receive a settlement to pay for these losses.
Are You a Victim of a Crime or Serious Injury?
Victims should receive full compensation for injuries they suffered but didn’t cause. Catastrophic injuries change lives and your settlement amount should reflect that. If you’re a victim of a crime or of an injury accident caused by someone else, visit my blog to learn more about resources and support for victims.