When victims have been injured in a car accident, they may look around and wonder what to do about their injuries, medical expenses and inability to work while they recover or wonder what to do if they are unable to return to the work they did prior because of the nature and extent of their injuries. Car accident victims should be familiar with how personal injury claims work and the types of damages one can help them recover.
A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against a negligent driver responsible for the injuries and harm suffered by the victim. Car accident victims may be generally able to recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a car accident including:
- Medical expenses – injured car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for the medical care and treatment and get the help they need with their medical bills following a car accident. Future medical care costs may also be available depending on the circumstances.
- Lost wages – injured car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for their lost wages following a car accident. In addition, they may also be able to recover compensation for lost-earning capacity depending on the impact of the accident on their ability to continue to work. Disability damages may also be available depending on the circumstances.
- Pain and suffering damages – injured car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for the emotional trauma oftentimes associated with an unexpected car accident. Damages for disfigurement may also be available depending on the nature of the injuries they have suffered.
Personal injury damages can help with a range of challenges car accident victims may unexpectedly find themselves facing following a car accident. It can be used to help victims and hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they have suffered.