What Kind of Damages Can Be Awarded in a Nevada Personal Injury Case?

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Oct 13, 2015 in Personal Injury News

When you are involved in an incident that results in serious injury, you are entitled to just compensation. Below are some examples of what an experienced personal injury lawyer can do for you.

Personal Injury Awards

There is a solid reason why people are awarded damages for personal injuries. The purpose behind these awards is to make the victim whole. This means that you should be compensated for physical, emotional and mental recuperation and recovery to get you back on track to recover the life you lost as much as possible.

Damage Awards

Damage awards are broad and largely depend on the nature and circumstances surrounding your injury. There are, however, a number of categories that may come into play. These include medical compensation, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium and sometimes wrongful death or punitive damages.

Medical Compensation

Medical compensation awards attach when you need to be under a doctor's care for your injury. Awards of this nature can include emergency room visits, rehabilitation, medication, short or long term testing and treatment, hospital stays, physical therapy and other medical costs. As anyone who has been seriously injured knows, these costs can build up and this is the biggest reason to seek compensation for your injury.

Lost Opportunity and Wages

You also may be entitled to Nevada personal injury awards for lost wages or opportunity at work, if your injury will keep you unable to do your job for a period of time. Even if you have vacation or sick time available, you can still obtain compensation for the loss of work time you suffer. If your injury results in disability or permanent loss of work, you may be entitled to lost wages over your lifetime.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering, including emotional distress, can be difficult things upon which to place a number, but you can sometimes be entitled to such damages. In fact, the potential for these kinds of awards often results in insurance companies being willing to settle cases out of court. Loss of companionship due to injury or death also comes into play when your injury or the death of a loved one causes you emotional turmoil or the potential for offspring.

Getting what you deserve in this area is a major reason to have a qualified personal injury attorney in your corner. These professionals know how to stop the bullying tactics often employed by insurance companies.

Wrongful Death

If an accident robs you of a family member, you can be entitled to damages for the loss of your loved one. This can help you recover emotional damages and the loss of income and opportunity that invariably affect your ability to be financially solvent.

If you have been injured in an incident due to the negligence or actions of another, don't let them further victimize you. Rather, contact us to ensure that you get the just Nevada personal injury damage awards to which you are entitled.