Some of the most common areas in which people seek compensation after being involved in a car crash include medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. But these are certainly not all of the things that you need to consider.
For instance, one area that is often related to pain and suffering is known as the loss of enjoyment of life. This refers to the way that your injuries may make it harder for you to enjoy life the way that you would before you were injured, and you may want to seek compensation, especially when this enjoyment will not return.
What does “loss of enjoyment of life” actually mean?
This can really mean a lot of different things for a lot of people. For instance, maybe you suffered a hand injury. Your hand is going to recover to the point that you can work, but you were previously a very experienced guitar player. Due to the injury, you can no longer play. You’ve lost the one hobby that you loved above all else, and you’re never going to get that back.
Or perhaps you are a parent to young children, and you enjoyed running and playing with them. You suffer a spinal cord injury that will ultimately heal to some degree, but which leaves you with chronic back pain. You’re no longer able to pick your children up and play with them or run around with them in the yard. This is a part of parenting that you’ve looked forward to your entire life, and that accident took it away from you.
Seeking compensation for intangible injuries
These are undeniably serious life changes, and all of the medical treatment in the world may not help you enjoy life the way you wanted to. Make sure you know how to seek compensation after the wreck.