The legal phrase for what you are entitled to recover when in an accident is “full and fair compensation”. This standard is not set in stone, and how it is figured will vary from case to case. The specific facts of your case dictate the compensation to which you are entitled, and you must take special care to develop the facts of your case in a way that fully portrays the level of injury.
Full and fair compensation means more than just having your medical expenses paid. The goal is to put you in the same position you were in before the accident happened, both physically and financially. This includes being compensated for your medical bills, as well as the following:
- Mental anguish as a result of the accident.
- Disfigurement, which also includes an element of emotional damage as well as the physical impairment.
- Lost wages, which includes not only what you missed out on by way of your paycheck immediately after the accident, but also any hikes in salary you did not obtain due to an inability to perform additional duties that would have paid more.
- Compensation for loss of limbs.
- Reimbursement for a downgrade in your quality of life, including any loss of affection towards loved ones.
You may sometimes hear the term just compensation in place of full and fair compensation. The concepts are the same, and the idea is that you fully recover for all of your injuries. We can help get you back on your feet, and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you have been in an accident, call our office to find out what to do next and what to expect. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.