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What types of damages are available to car accident victims?

by | Aug 3, 2018 | Car Accidents |

Car accidents can leave victims with a host of physical, financial and emotional damages they must face. Fortunately, the legal process provides options to help protect them so that they do not have to face high medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering damages on their own.

When a car accident victim has been harmed by a negligent driver, they may face liability to compensate the victim for the damages they have suffered. Victims may need help with a host of medical expenses they are unexpectedly facing including medical expenses for physical and cognitive therapy if the victim has suffered brain injury; consultations with health care professionals including doctor’s visits; ambulance fees; medical accessories including crutches and heating pads; and in-home services. Additionally, victims may also be able to recover compensation for future medical care expenses.

Other car accident damages that may be available to victims include damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity if they are unable to work following the accident or return to the same time of work they performed before due to the injuries they suffered in the car accident. Damages for the emotional trauma they have suffered in an unexpected car accident may be available too. Paint and suffering damages and damages for disfigurement may also be available.

The damages suffered in a car accident can be extensive and may be something the victim was not prepared to deal with. As a result, the legal process provides important protections victims and their families should be familiar with to help them seek compensation for the damages they have suffered through a personal injury claim against the negligent driver.