While each situation is unique, by filing a personal injury lawsuit, you are essentially requesting that the person responsible for the accident take ownership of the situation and compensate you fairly.

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, you are looking to recoup any financial costs incurred by the accident, also known as compensatory damages. Compensatory damages often can include the following:Immediate lost income as the result of the accident.

  • Compensation to help with the pain and suffering from injuries both mental and physical.
  • Damage to your vehicle from the accident.
  • Current and future medical treatment.
  • Lost future wages from work as the result of the accident.

Depending on the case, you may also be entitled to punitive damages if the cause of the accident is deemed reckless by the court of law.