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The different types of damages available to car accident victims

| May 16, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Because of how extensive unexpected car accident damages can be, it is important for car accident victims and their families to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them when they have been harmed by a negligent or careless driver. Victims of motor vehicle accidents may be able to recover compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages suffered at the hands of a negligent driver.

There are generally three broad categories of personal injury damages that may be available to car accident victims. Specific damages depend on the situation and circumstances at hand, which are unique in every case and to every victim. However, these damages typically include expenses related to medical care and treatment, lost wages, and emotional trauma. As a result, car accident victims and their families should always be familiar with how personal injury legal protections can help them.

Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses as well as the future medical care and treatment they require as a result of their injuries. In addition, victims may be able to recover compensation for their lost wages as well as lost-earning capacity if they are forced into a lower paying job because of their injuries or are unable to work. Damages for permanent disability may also be available. Additional damages for disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of society and companionship, and loss of enjoyment of life are also possible. Damages for pain and suffering and mental anguish may also be available.

The legal process provides important rights and remedies to victims of car accidents which can help them with the damages they have suffered and the recovery process. Knowledge and familiarity with this process is critical for car accident victims who have been harmed in a car accident. Skilled legal professionals stand ready to help them build the personal injury case they need to protect their interests.