Personal injury settlements can help individuals pay off medical debt and recoup for lost wages. However, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what a settlement will be until everything is over. This video will discuss some of the factors you should discuss with a lawyer if you’re going through a personal injury case.
The most obvious thing to calculate is medical bills. It’s important to keep track of all medical documents you receive while you’re recuperating from your injuries. Adhere to the doctor’s treatment plan and don’t miss any appointments. This will give you an exact idea of what you need to ask for when it comes to medical costs.
Keep track of lost wages, too. Serious injuries will require time off work to properly heal, especially if the work is physically intensive. Don’t rush yourself. It’s important to let your body fully heal before you get back in the saddle. Keep track of lost wages with the help of your employer and personal injury lawyer.
Pain and suffering is harder to calculate, but it is a part of the settlement. Journal regularly about your struggles and rehabilitation. If you miss family events or other important gatherings, record it. This will all come into play for the final settlement amount.