When you hire a lawyer to file a personal injury claim you are seeking compensation for your damages and injuries that you believe were caused by the negligence of someone else.
Damages in a personal injury lawsuit generally include:
- Medical and therapy costs for the past and future;
- Loss of earnings for the past and future;
- Pain and suffering for the past and future.
Many people are curious: What does the Bible say about obtaining compensation for injuries caused by negligence?
Our civil laws are derived from the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Bible is very clear on the injured victims right to seek damages.
In fact, the Old Testament clearly provided for compensation to the injured person:
- Medical Care: “…he who struck him … shall provide for him to be thoroughly healed.” Exodus 21:19
- Loss of Earnings: “…he who struck him …shall only pay for the loss of his time…” Exodus 21:19
In the Talmud damages are further explained in detail: A person who inflicts bodily harm on another, must pay compensation to the latter for the damages suffered, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
Our laws concerning the recovery of damages in a personal injury lawsuit are the same as those that were set out so many years ago in the Bible.