There are many different things you can receive compensation for after a major car accident, and one of these things is for loss of enjoyment. If you were majorly hurt in an accident, this is something you might be able to seek compensation for, and here are a few things you should understand about this common term in car accidents.
The definition of loss of enjoyment
Loss of enjoyment is a term that refers to losing out on things you enjoy in life due to injuries you incur from a car accident, or from some other type of situation. Losing out on enjoyment in life is something you can be compensated for in a personal injury case, as it can have lifelong effects on a person's satisfaction, enjoyment, and fulfillment in life. Not all cases will qualify for compensation for this, and it is not always easy to prove this, either.
Examples of the effects of loss of enjoyment
Loss of enjoyment may be classified in two different ways. The first way is simple loss of enjoyment, which may affect you in basic ways. For example, if you can no longer cook meals, clean your house, or hang out with friends, this could be classified as simple loss of enjoyment. These are basic things in life you may have once enjoyed tremendously but can no longer do.
The other classification is severe loss of enjoyment, and this involves tasks you could once do but can no longer do that are much more severe in nature. For example, losing your ability to walk or move due to paralysis from an accident would be classified as a severe loss. No longer being able to walk is a major difference you would have to live with, and it could interfere with almost everything you want to do.
Ways to prove loss of enjoyment
To collect compensation for this, you will need to prove that your limitations from the injuries will cause major effects on the enjoyment you will have for the rest of your life. You may want to write in a journal to document these things, and you may even want to seek help from a therapist to help you work through these things.
While there is no simple formula you can use to determine how much compensation loss of enjoyment is worth, you can find out more about it by meeting with a personal injury lawyer, like those at Bangel, Bangel & Bangel, to discuss your case.