If you have been involved in a car accident, you could be in pain for the rest of your life. Depending on the extent of your injuries, it may not be possible to work or finish your education. While this can have a significant impact on your life, it could also entitle you to compensation. An Illinois car accident lawyer may be able to work with you during the legal process.
Obtain Compensation for Physical and Mental Anguish
After a car crash, you may have trouble sleeping or interacting with others because of the physical and mental toll it took on you. It is also common for car accident victims to be nervous or stressed when seeing a vehicle or while in close proximity to where the accident occurred.
An Illinois car accident lawyer may be able to obtain medical records or other evidence that proves that you suffer from PTSD or other chronic conditions. This evidence could be used either as leverage in settlement talks or as a way to obtain a larger jury award after a trial.
You Could Be Compensated for Lost Future Earnings
Let’s say that a brain injury caused you to lose your job or any realistic chance of getting a promotion. The person who caused your injuries may be required to pay a portion of the earnings that were lost because of a lost job or promotion. The same could be true if your earning potential has been reduced because your injuries won’t allow you to get a college degree. Lost future earnings could either be paid in a lump sum or in installments over a period of several years.
If you have been hurt in a car crash, contact The Law Offices of Dworkin and Maciariello today.