Nobody ever expects to sustain serious harm as the result of an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, but the fact is that such events happen every single day across Idaho and can leave individuals wondering what, if any, financial recovery may be available. While the law does provide options for those who have experienced this type of unanticipated difficulty, it is important for everyone to understand the scope of what they might be able to receive.
Injury scenarios giving rise to possible economic recovery
There is a seemingly endless list of ways in which a serious personal injury can be incurred, and the degree of harm sustained can be equally varied. Some of the more typical circumstances giving rise to the sort of injuries requiring some form of economic recovery include:
- Car crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace mishaps
- Defectively designed or manufactured consumer goods
- Slip and fall situations
- Medical malpractice
- Physical assaults
Given the wide array of fact patterns involved in the above scenarios, it stands to reason that the type of economic recovery available to personal injury victims run the gamut from relatively insignificant financial awards to lifelong support payments meant to provide ongoing care.
Key categories of personal injury recovery
The sorts of economic recovery available to those negatively impacted by another party’s negligence will be determined in large part by the specific facts of each case but may include funds meant to compensate for things such as medical bills, hospitalization costs, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of marital relationship, reduced future earning capacity and lost wages. The key is for injured parties to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the losses they have experienced due to their accident event, keeping detailed records along the way.