Receiving Compensation in a Personal Injury Case

Personal injuries can sometimes be devastating and have the power to change a person’s life. These injuries can occur as a result of another party’s failure to provide a standard of care for other people. This can cause serious injuries and sometimes even death. When this happens, those who are injured can find themselves in difficult situations of great loss. This can be a financial loss or even a loss of life. It is because of this that injured individuals may be able to receive compensation from another party who is liable for their accident.


When a person is injured, it is important to seek immediate medical attention immediately. Depending on the severity of the injury, medical bills can become overwhelming and very expensive for an individual. Sometimes, an injury can prevent them from going back to work for a period of time, possibly even indefinitely. Because of this, those who are injured as a result of another’s negligence may be eligible to receive compensation to cover the loss of these costs. This allows them a sense of ease and the ability to focus on recovering after an accident without worrying about any expenses. An individual may receive compensation to cover the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When an accident occurs and someone is seriously injured, they sometimes do not only suffer physical trauma. There are many cases in which individuals suffer emotional and psychological trauma as well. This is why it is possible for an injured individual to receive not only financial compensation, but emotional compensation as well. This may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

In order to receive compensation for an injury, an individual must file a personal injury lawsuit. To have a successful case, the injured is responsible for proving the other party was negligent in providing the legal standard of care. This requires them to satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured party to gather evidence that proves their injuries were sustained as a result of the other party’s negligence. Evidence that may be helpful in a personal injury case can include the police report of the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the accident.

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If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact Trombly & Singer,

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.