When people are injured and think about the financial losses that they'll incur as a result of the injury, they often imagine not being able to work. Taking a long period of time off work or even quitting your job as a result of your injury can cause you to lose a lot of money — and be a central point of a personal injury legal case. However, you don't need to be working to incur financial losses. If you're a college student who sustains some sort of injury due to another party's negligence, here are some school-related financial losses that you'll want to discuss with your attorney.
Loss Of Tuition
College tuition is one of the more significant financial losses that you might face as a result of an injury. If you've just paid your tuition for the semester or for the entire year, and your injury will prevent you from attending classes for the foreseeable future, you'll be in a difficult situation. While it's possible that your college might give you a credit, it's more likely that you'll simply lose this money — which is likely thousands of dollars. When preparing a personal injury case, you'll want to keep the lost tuition in mind so that you can hope to recuperate this amount in damages.
Loss Of Housing
Another major expense that you may incur after an injury is losing money that you've put toward your housing. It's possible that you could be spending time in a hospital or rehabilitation center following your injury, or you may even need to move back home to receive care from your family. If you've just paid for a college dorm room for the year, you're unlikely to get the money back even after you vacate the dorm. Or, if you have an apartment and have to break the lease, you'll lose money in this regard, too.
Loss Of Internship Opportunities
An important element of college can be obtaining an internship that could lead to future employment. Perhaps you've recently secured an internship that will have you on the fast track to a full-time career after you graduate, but you're no longer able to fulfill the internship because of your injury. Your personal injury attorney will consider this loss substantial, as it relates to lost future earnings with a direct link to your injury, and will factor this detail into your personal injury suit.Share