What is Personal Injury Compensation and When Are You Entitled to It?

In legal terms, personal injury amounts to harm done to you, whether to your body, your mind, or your emotional state. In instances where litigation is brought due to personal injury, the plaintiff may seek damages from the responsible party, whether that’s a person or company.

The general types of personal injury for which you can take legal action fall under the following categories:

  • Bodily injury
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Negligent infliction of emotional distress

Such incidents can include things like slip-and-fall accidents, car accidents, assault, and a number of other possible scenarios. Here at Rubens and Kress, we will be happy to sit down for a consultation to discuss whether or not a given incident qualifies for legal action on your part.

Types of Personal Injury Damages

If you are successful in seeking personal injury compensation, you may be awarded several types of damages:

Compensatory damages are designed to reimburse you for the losses suffered due to an injury and can include:

  • Reimbursement of medical expenses
  • Compensation for property damage
  • Any wages lost due to the injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium (damage to spousal or familial relationships as a result of the injury)

Punitive damages may be awarded as well if the party causing the injury is deemed to have acted in an especially careless or egregious manner.

Contact Rubens and Kress for a Personal Injury Consultation

The law can be complicated and intimidating, but it’s much less so when you have an experienced personal injury attorney representing you. At Rubens and Kress we have a proven record of experience negotiating large lump-sum settlements for a wide range of personal injuries, and we’re willing to take a case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.

As a sign of our commitment, you pay no fee for our services unless you collect — that’s the kind of dedication you want on your side. If you find yourself in need of representation after suffering an injury, put the experience of some of Chicago’s premier personal injury lawyers to work for you by contacting Rubens and Kress online or at (312) 201-9640.