Checklist: Personal Injury Damages
If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you know that the impact on you and your family can be far-reaching and devastating. Medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, permanent disabilities and disfigurement, and emotional damages are only a few of the ways an injury can affect your life. However, many people are unaware of the extent of the damages that they are eligible to recover when they have suffered a personal injury.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, accident at work, slip-and-fall accident, as a result of medical malpractice, or from a defective and dangerous product, you’re entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve received. Your personal injury attorney needs to be aware of all of these damages in order to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Here’s a checklist of some damages that you may have suffered as a result of your injury.
Out of Pocket Expenses
- Hospital Bills, Ambulance Bills, Doctors’ Bills, Private Nurse, Drugs/Medications/Medical Supplies, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Handicapped-Accessible Vehicles, Future Medical Expenses, Travel/Hotels, Household Help, Lost Wages, Future Lost Wages, Loss of Earning Capacity, Special Training/Therapy, Property Damage.
- Total Out of Pocket Expenses: $________
Damages from Physical Injury
- Pain and Suffering, Future Pain and Suffering, Total Disability, Partial Disability, Future Disability, Loss of Enjoyment of Life, Lost Limbs, Lost Organs, Back/Neck Injury, Head Injury/Brain Damage, Other Injuries.
- On a scale of 1-10, rate the severity of each of the damages from physical injury that you have suffered.
How your life has changed
- Visible Injuries and Scars, Emotional Distress (Anxiety, Sadness, Humiliation, Anger, Fear, Frustration), Inability to do Chores or other Household Tasks, Inability to Participate in Physical Activities and Hobbies (Sports, Gardening, Playing with the Kids, Music, Cooking), Social Activities, Inability to Help Others Around You, Inability to Attend Religious Services, Future Plans Altered or Abandoned, Changes in Day-to-day Life or Routine.
- List all of the ways in which your life has changed as a result of your personal injury. Be as detailed as possible.
If you’ve been hurt at work, in an auto accident, as a result of medical malpractice, from a defective product, or from another type of accident in Colorado contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney right away. Don’t take on the lawyers and insurance companies by yourself. An attorney knows how to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.