If you file a Boston personal injury lawsuit, the amount you will receive in an award or settlement depends on many factors. Mainly, it depends on the financial damaged you incurred, the non-financial damages, and your liability for the accident.
Financial damages are legally called “economic damages”. They are are accident-related costs that you can easily compute. This means items such as medical costs, lost earnings, and the lost earning potential are all types of economic damage. An award is designed to reimburse you for financial expenses that you would not have had if the collision never happened.
Non-financial damages are accident-related items that are more difficult to value. These are based on harm that is based or influenced by opinion. A great example of this kind of damage is known as pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering seems easy to identify. The problem is making a calculation to represent that pain and suffering financially. The injury is unique with each accident.
Other types of difficult to quantify damages include loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, loss of companionship, disfigurement, and embarrassment.
If you are partly at fault for the collision that caused your whiplash, then you may not be able to obtain as much in an award as you would hope. Each case is different, but your award may be reduced by the percentage that you contributed to your own injury.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision resulting in whiplash, it is important to speak with an experienced Boston whiplash injury attorney as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 today to schedule a free consultation.
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