What Is Loss of Enjoyment of Life in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Any kind of accident can leave behind injuries and lasting health issues, both mental and physical. If you have suffered harm in an accident, you may be able to sue for loss of enjoyment of life in a personal injury suit. This is a specific type of damage that compares your quality of life before your accident to how you feel now. A Darlington County, South Carolina auto accident lawyer can show what kind of effect an accident had on your life, and then they will help you fight for compensation.

When Should I Sue for Loss of Enjoyment?

You should sue for these damages if you at all feel like the accident and the injuries it left behind prevent you from enjoying your life to the fullest. Some pursue compensation because:

  • They can no longer play a sport they loved
  • Their injuries prevent them from taking part in a hobby they enjoyed
  • Their mobility is limited, affecting their quality of life
  • Scars or disfigurement affect their mental state
  • They can no longer work and provide for their family

If you feel like you have lost a sense of purpose or that your life feels at all emptier after an accident, that loss of enjoyment of life you are experiencing is important. Your compensation should be calculated with this taken into account.

Which Kinds of Accidents Can Lead to a Loss of Enjoyment?

Plenty of different accidents can leave behind lasting injuries. You can sue for loss of enjoyment of life after:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog or animal attacks
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice

If you have to deal with injuries that have changed your life and you believe that someone else’s actions or negligence are to blame, you should pursue a personal injury case and fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.

South Carolina has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases. You have three years to begin the legal process and to start pursuing compensation.

That can seem like a long time, but the months can pass by quickly as you try to recover and do your best to rebuild your life. Let an experienced attorney start your case and ensure that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue compensation.

Acting quickly can also make it easier to build a strong case. Your attorney might have an easier time tracking down witnesses or securing evidence like surveillance footage if you talk to them early enough.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are ready to pursue loss of enjoyment of life damages and any other form of compensation, contact the James Law Office. We can offer you a free initial consultation that can tell you more about your legal options.

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