If you suffer injuries from an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be unsure about the value of your claim. Since you may not know the full scope of your injuries and how they may affect your life in the future, it may not be easy to ascertain the value of your claim right away.
Usually, the amount you can claim in compensation is relative to your damages from the accident, as discussed below.
Types of damages
Did you incur hospital bills? Do your injuries require post-treatment care or rehabilitation? Were your injuries serious enough to affect your present and potential earning capacity? These and other direct or indirect financial losses caused by your injuries are known as economic damages.
Other damages, such as loss of consortium, the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the effects on your quality of life are known as non-economic damages. You deserve compensation for these as well.
Once you establish the full extent of damages suffered, you can work towards a settlement figure. It will be important to have evidence of the economic damages you claim.
Your contribution to the accident matters
You can only recover compensation in a Connecticut personal injury claim if you were not more than 50% to blame for the accident. Additionally, your damages will be decreased relative to your fault on contribution. This can affect the final compensation you can recover for your claim.
If you have a personal injury claim, it is helpful to learn more about what goes into valuing it. The proper information and understanding of how everything in the claims process works will help protect your legal rights.