The severity of your permanent incapacity will dictate the amount of compensation you can recover.
How much compensation can I recover?
The amount of compensation you can recover is measured according to the extent of your permanent impairment and the economic damages you have suffered. Our team will carefully examine and assess the facts of your case to determine the chances of success including an estimate of the total amount of compensation recoverable.
A medical expert will evaluate your physical condition and determine the permanent extent of your injury.
They will often provide a percentage of incapacity which the lawyers and judges will then use to determine compensation.
Lost income, lost business revenue and loss of earning capacity are major issues in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. You may also seek payment for past and future medical expenses such as medications, medical equipment, physiotherapy and the cost of a personal caregiver even if the provider is a family member.
Cost of Future Care
When a child or adult is severely handicapped the cost of lifetime care is usually not covered by public healthcare (RAMQ) or private insurance. These costs can be significant and may constitute a major portion of the compensation you are eligible to receive.
Pain and Suffering
Compensation will be awarded for the pain, suffering, inconvenience and loss of companionship you have suffered. Spouses and children of the injured party may also be eligible for compensation.