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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.

Lost Opportunity

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
  • Paralysis

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:

  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • 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.