Calculating Injury Compensation

What Compensation Can a Personal Injury Victim Expect?

Every accident is unique. For this reason, injury compensation is also unique.  It is highly dependent on the circumstances of a case. However, the laws of the State of Nevada provide clear guidelines to determine what kind of compensation is awarded when an injury caused by another party.

Clearly Definable Losses

A large part of most claims comes from easily quantifiable losses. These concrete numbers are clearly related to the accident and are calculated by simply tallying invoices and other bills. This may include amounts previously paid or billed for medical care as well as ongoing and future medical expenses.

Property damage repairs are also easily quantifiable losses.  Injured parties may be reimbursed for their cars or trucks, clothing, valuables, and other personal property that was destroyed in an accident.  If the injured person is unable to work for a time, lost wages and earnings may also be included in this category of damages.  This may include the time spent recuperating from an accident.  It may also take into consideration how the accident affects their future wages.

Things to Consider:  What bills were caused by my accident?  

Other Damages

Loss of enjoyment is a common result of serious accidents.  Some people are injured so badly that they can no longer enjoy their lives in the same way they did before their accidents.  Those who have lost the ability to interact physically or emotionally with their spouse may also be compensated.

Things to Consider:  How has my accident changed my life? 

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages compensate victims for the traumatic effects of their accidents.  This type of award is often included in more serious accident settlements.  In instances where the accident was caused by an extremely egregious offense, judges and juries may opt to include punitive damages. These are meant specifically to penalize the party for their actions and prevent them or others from engaging in the same behavior again.

Things to Consider:  Was my case caused by serious negligence?

Professional Representation

In order to get the compensation you deserve, you need to be represented by an attorney who will fight for you.  Hale Injury Law will guide you through your case and advocate for you every step of the way.  If you have suffered damages as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact Hale Injury Law today.


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