How Does Your Profession Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Several factors can affect the amount you are awarded in a personal injury case, including your profession. If your accident results in injuries that affect your ability to work, you can be compensated for those losses.

How can that amount be determined? Truthfully, the number is somewhat arbitrary. While your attorney can determine the loss of future earning potential, there is no exact number to represent the loss of enjoyment you might suffer from losing your ability to practice your profession.

How your Profession Impacts Your Case

The reality is that an accident can affect different people in different ways. A surgeon who suffers a brain injury in an accident might never be able to operate again. Not only has he lost his future income earning potential, but also the enjoyment he used to take in working.

Someone whose profession does not result in a life or death outcome for patients might not lose their job over the same injury. Thus, the way the injury affects your ability to continue your profession can have a significant impact on the compensation you receive.

Compensation for Emotional Losses

Other emotional losses from the accident can also result in compensation. While your profession is a significant piece of the puzzle, that is not the only thing affected by an injury. Losing the ability to participate in other activities—such as picking up your children, exercising or performing household duties—can also affect your case.

Determining the amount of compensation to seek in a personal injury case can be complicated. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand what damages you should seek after your accident.

“Serious injuries can alter a person’s career path, as well as their ability to participate in activities they previously enjoyed. These victims deserve to be compensated for these losses,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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