Loss of Income
A loss of income can be a major financial blow to families affected by
personal injury. If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident or
as a result of the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to
compensation for your lost wages. The amount of lost income you may receive
is determined based on the amount of time you have been unable to work
due to the
personal injury. If the injury prevents you from pursuing a specific means of earning
a living, you may be entitled to pursue damages for lost opportunity.
If you have sustained a
serious injury, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits, depending on your
medical condition and other factors. We have experience helping clients
pursue disability benefits after they have been seriously injured in all
types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents and head-on car accidents.
If you qualify for these benefits, you generally can still pursue damages
in a personal injury suit.
If the direct result of an accidental injury, such as loss of sight, leads
directly to the loss of a business opportunity, the injury victim may
have grounds to pursue damages for lost opportunity. Examples of injuries
from an auto accident or workplace injury that may result in lost opportunity include:
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Amputation, particularly of the hand or hands
In pursuing damages for lost opportunity, your claim must be fully supported.
You need to show proof that a valid and credible opportunity was lost
due to the personal injury. At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, we have experience
in pursuing all types of damages. We can help you throughout the entire process.
Loss of Consortium
You may be entitled to pursue compensation for what is known as “loss
of consortium” if your injury significantly affects your relationship
with your spouse. Typically, these types of damages are awarded when a
victim can no longer engage in sexual activity with a spouse. Loss of
consortium damages may be awarded after any type of negligent action,
from traffic accidents to medical negligence and injuries from dangerous products.
Examples of significant injuries that may result in a loss of consortium include:
- Traumatic brain injury
The loss of the ability to enjoy recreational activities, help with housework,
or care for other dependents may also play a role in calculating loss
of consortium damages (along with other factors). You can rely on the
Law Offices of Dan Davis to fully evaluate your unique situation.
Mental Anguish / Emotional Distress
Mental anguish or emotional distress refers to mental and emotional responses
to the trauma of a physical event. Mental anguish may result from extreme
fear, anxiety, shock, grief, guilt, or shame. In calculating damages for
anguish or emotional distress, courts will look at the circumstances of
each individual accident.
You may be able to pursue damages for anguish or emotional distress in
cases if you:
- Recognized imminent catastrophic harm but could not avoid it
- Were trapped and alert in a state of severe peril or pain
- Witnessed and were unable to prevent harm to or the loss of a loved one
Situations such as a rollover accident in which passengers are trapped
within the car or an oil field accident in which a worker is pinned beneath
heavy machinery may create a case for mental anguish and emotional distress.
Speak to an attorney about your case today. Call our office at (405) 531-9983
to get started.