Damages can be both physical and psychological
By: Darrell Castle
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another being, then you should always seek legal representation after you’ve received proper medical treatment. Why seek legal representation? Because you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
But what are damages? Well, “damage” is basically legal jargon for “injury.” And this is why it’s important to seek medical treatment after you’ve been injured, because your medical records will show what your damages actually are. The more your damages, the more compensation you may receive through litigation.
Damages often relates to physical harm, but damages can sometimes be psychological harm as well.
Some injuries can be so traumatic that it affects the victim’s well-being. That person will often need help dealing with the psychological damage, either through therapy or time away from work, or both. The victim must be properly compensated for the costs of that treatment, plus the lost wages from time off work.
This blog post I wrote last year goes into more detail on psychological damage.
An experienced attorney will look at your case, including all of your medical records, detail by detail, and determine who was liable, whether or not compensation is possible and how much.
These cases can be complex, so you not only need an attorney, but you need an experienced one that you can trust. At Darrell Castle & Associates, our firm has received the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbel for client satisfaction multiple times, so I promise you’re in good hands.
If you have any questions, or if you think you have a personal injury case, call us at (901) 327-1212 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.