Filing a Claim for the Loss of Enjoyment of Life
In a personal injury claim, there are forms of damages that defendant is liable at. It is divided into two wide categories, namely, economic damages where it is a liability held by the at-fault side in which it involves objective, countable, and/or verifiable monetary losses such as possible total medical expenses, property loss, possible earnings lost, cost of amendments, repairs, and etc. While, non-economic damages on the other hand, are opposite to economic damages, wherein it involves non-tangible matters and has subjective values such as emotional turmoil, mental damages and trauma, physical disabilities, loss of companionship, injury to reputation, and loss of enjoyment of life.
In this blog, we are going to discuss on what are the boundaries for filing a claim for the loss of enjoyment of life, its conditions, and other things that a reader should know when filing one. Loss of enjoyment of life is among the non-economic damages and is not similar with pain and suffering but is a consequence of one. Filing a claim for this is pretty tricky and requires attention to detail and consistency of cooperation between the victim and his/her lawyers.
What is Loss of Enjoyment of Life?
In general, loss of enjoyment of life is a wide term that is not directly caused by an accident but an after effect issue that arises from the effect of the recent accident. It comes from an inability to engage in certain activities that the victim normally do before the accident such as doing hobbies or working, usually from an event of sustaining an injury.
But, filing for a claim for loss of enjoyment of life is not that easy as it should be due to a form of loss of function, pain, or other factors that could directly be a result from sustaining an injury or any form of damage to the body or mentally such as broken leg or spinal cord damages.
What Other Manifestation of Injuries that could Possibly result in Loss of Enjoyment?
Brain injuries occurred because of violent and sudden blow to the skull or push to the body which will cause the body and skull to strike unto hard surface. Brain injuries range from mild concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are often accompanied or related to spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries symptoms could range from mild back pains to chronic back pains, paralysis, and even loss of motor functions.
Pain after being involved in an accident or after sustenance of injury is normal, but when the pain continues after the injury is healed, it means that there is something wrong as pain during injury is one way for your body signaling you about the injury. Chronic pain both affect the patient physically and emotionally which runs long.
Some accidents extend as serious or fatal one, leaving extreme injuries or even disabilities such as loss of sight and/or hearing. It would be devastating for everyone who have sustained such after an accident as it is essential for functioning as an individual and may affect them financially or emotionally.
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of possibly a driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards.
Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.