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How is the Amount of Damages Suffered determined?

A common question among personal injury victims is: how much money can I sue for? Everybody wants to know how much money they can receive – even if this is not the most important question to answer at the time.

Some of the factors that go into determining this number include:

1. Medical expenses. This includes hospital costs and doctor fees.

2. Rehabilitation therapy. Many people who are injured and have a personal injury case are in need of some sort of therapy. This covers the cost of obtaining professional therapy to return the victim to their condition prior to the injuries.

3. Pain and suffering. This is the phrase that you hear time and time again from personal injury attorneys who pay for commercial time. Pain and suffering is often times calculated by using a multiple of the medical expenses and rehabilitation therapy costs.

4. Lost wages. This accounts for missed earning opportunities due to injury.

As you can see, there is no “set formula” for determining the amount of damages suffered. If you think you have a personal injury case the best thing you can do is contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation.

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