How Much Can I Receive if I Suffered a Permanent Injury in New Hampshire?
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation by filing a personal injury claim. You can get compensated not only for the financial losses as a result of your injury but also for non-economic damages such as loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and many more.
Seeking compensation for a permanent injury in New Hampshire
Fighting for a fair amount of compensation can be difficult if you suffered a permanent injury for two reasons:
- It is always challenging to determine how much your case is worth unless you work with a skilled personal injury lawyer in New Hampshire who has the knowledge and experience to value your claim; and
- Personal injury settlements for severe permanent injuries can total hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out large sums of money. No matter how significant the claim, there is risk that the insurer could deny your claim or settle your claim for as little as possible.
If you suffered a severe, life-threatening, disabling, or permanent injury, do not hesitate to consult with a Manchester personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman.
Medical expenses for a permanent injury
Normally, you should wait until you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), or the point at which your doctor believes that your condition has stabilized and you are not expected to recover any further.
After you reach the MMI, you will know the full extent of your damages and losses and can settle your personal injury claim for a fair amount. However, when you suffer a permanent injury, your condition may never stabilize or get any better.
Also, you might need continuing medical care, which means your medical bills can add up for years to come. In order to ensure that you receive full compensation for your losses, you need to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer to analyze the long-lasting effects of your permanent injury and evaluate all future medical expenses associated with your condition.
Lost wages as a result of the permanent injury
While not every permanent injury means that you will never be able to work again, your injury may prevent you from returning to your old job. If you had to take time off work to recover after the accident, you should be compensated for losing income.
Regardless of whether your permanent injury prevents you from working at all or limits your ability to earn, you should receive compensation for your lost wages and diminished earning capacity.
Non-economic damages associated with permanent injury
A permanent or disfiguring injury can take a toll not only on your physical health but also your mental health. Your injury can result in such non-economic damages as:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Assigning a monetary value to such intangible losses can be difficult, which is why you need to work with a skilled Manchester personal injury lawyer. Schedule a consultation with our attorneys at the Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman to discuss how we might be able to assist you you’re your claim. Call 603-624-7200 for a case review.