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Understanding the effects of an accident on a victim’s life

| Sep 13, 2018 | Personal Injury |

This Illinois personal injury blog has introduced its readers to a myriad of different ways that personal injuries may be suffered by victims. Harm may befall individuals in different instances from poor medical care, and serious injuries can happen when individuals become victims of car and motor vehicle accidents. Dog bites, dangerous products, and even poorly maintained homes and sidewalks can all pose hazards to individuals who are not prepared to avoid the dangers they pose.

When an accident happens, the course of a victim’s life can take a drastic turn. They may go from being an active, energetic individual to losing their capacity to engage with life. The extent of their injuries may limit not only their ability to work but also to simply enjoy life with their friends and loved ones.

The damages that a victim may pursue therefore cover a wide range of possible accident-related harms. They may compensate victims for the actual losses they suffer, from incurring medical bills and losing wages to time off from work, but they may also compensate them for losing the capacity to be a good parent or spouse, or for enduring significant emotional pain and trauma.

Understanding the full extent of one’s possible accident-related damages may be an important factor in their evaluation of what to do after such an incident. The Law Office of Van-Lear P. Eckert wants all personal injury victims to know what they may do when the negligence of others robs them of their ability to live their lives. The firm is available for consultation with new personal injury clients and is prepared to guide them through their options for litigating their pending claims for damages.