That depends. If you have been injured by the negligent actions of a third party you generally are entitled to be compensated for past lost earnings, future lost earnings and earning capacity, past and future medical expenses and pain and suffering. In personal injury cases, with rare exceptions, you can not recover your attorney’s fees so it is important to find a lawyer who will take your injury case on a contingency fee basis.
When you have been injured by the intentional actions of a third party you might be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are assessed against the wrongdoer as a means of punishment. The amount of punitive damages you might get depends on the nature of the conduct and the financial condition of the wrongdoer.
If your insurance company is guilty of bad faith you may be entitled to your denied benefits, attorney’s fees, emotional distress damages and punitive damages.
A big part of your lawyer’s job is to thoroughly assess and prove your damages. Your lawsuit is your only chance to obtain fair compensation. It pays to hire an experienced and skilled attorney.