With the growing number of vehicles, road accidents have become quite common. Several thousands of people suffer personal injuries that may be fatal too while they are on the road. These accidents could be due to the negligence of the victim or due to another party. When the accident is due to the negligence of a third part, the victim can always seek personal injury compensation.
There are various queries with regard to the personal injury compensation as to who is eligible and for how much amount. The amount of compensation for personal injuries depends largely on the kind of injury or damages sustained during the accident. This compensation will cover not just the general damages but also special damages. General damages refer to the compensation paid for physical and permanent injuries. Special damages on the other hand are those that cover loss of earnings, damage to property, living accommodation, cost of long term care, etc.
In some cases, the victim of the accident may suffer injuries that will either temporarily or permanently cause a hindrance to his or her earning power. In such a case, the damages to the individual and his family with regard to loss of income can also be claimed as compensation for personal injury. In this case the damages are referred to as special damages. (more...)