If you are the victim in a personal injury case, then you might have already decided that you want to hire a lawyer so that you can fight for financial damages that might have been caused because of your injuries. You might already know that you can fight to get compensated for things like your medical bills and lost wages. However, there are other potential damages that you and your attorney can fight for as well. These are some of the surprising damages that your lawyer might be able to help you get in your personal injury case.
Changes Made to Your Home
Because of your injury, you might have had to make some changes to your home so that it can accommodate you during the healing process. For example, you might be in a wheelchair either temporarily or permanently because of your accident, so you might have had to do things like installing a wheelchair ramp so that you can enter and exit your home. If this is the case, then you might have had to pay out of pocket for these things. Give the receipts to your attorney so they can help fight for you to be reimbursed for these expenses.
Lost Wages for a Family Member or Spouse
You might already be planning on fighting for your own lost wages since you might not have been able to work since your injury. However, there is a possibility that your household income has been affected in other ways, too. For example, if your spouse has had to take off of work to take you to your doctor's appointments or to provide you with care at home during your recovery, you might be able to fight to be compensated for your spouse's lost wages, too.
Child Care Expenses
If you are the one who usually takes care of your child, you might be upset about the fact that you aren't able to take proper care of your child right now. If you have been spending a lot of time in the hospital because of your injuries or if you are unable to move around when you're at home, then you might have had to seek out paid child care for your child. If this is the case, there is a good chance that the cost of child care is putting a real strain on your family finances, so talk to your attorney about potentially fighting for reimbursement for these expenses.
For more information, contact a local personal injury lawyer.