Determining Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
How much you receive as compensation for catastrophic injuries depends on the following:
Nature and severity of the injuries
Effect of the injuries on your life
Negligence of the party at fault
You are eligible for economic and non-economic damages.
These are damages that you can quantify and document. They include:
Medical expenses: These include past and future medical costs. It also covers the cost of assistive devices and home modifications.
Lost income: It covers the loss of future salary, wages, and benefits. It also covers your earning capacity.
Property damage: It covers vehicle repair and replacement costs.
They are damages you cannot easily measure or verify. They include:
Pain and suffering: It includes physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress. It also includes loss of enjoyment of life.
Loss of consortium: It includes the loss of companionship or intimacy with your partner.