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What damages may I be able to collect after a car accident?

| Sep 26, 2019 | Personal Injury |

The ability to collect damages is important to victims of car accidents because of the extensive damages and harm they may suffer at the hands of a negligent driver in a car accident. Victims of car accidents and their families should be aware of the different types of car accident damages they may be able to recover when harmed.

One of the primary types of car accident damages victims may need help with are medical expenses. Car accident victims may be able to receive compensation for their medical expenses and future medical care costs, depending on the circumstances, through a personal injury claim for damages. Another type of car accident damages that may be high on a victim’s list to seek help with are lost wages while they are unable to work. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims with lost earnings and lost-earning capacity when applicable.

In addition to medical expenses and compensation for lost wages, victims may also be able to recover compensation for disfigurement and permanent disability and are based on the injuries they suffered. Damages for the emotional toll a car accident oftentimes takes may also be available for loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and pain and suffering damages. In circumstances of a fatal car accident, wrongful death damages may also be available to family members of the deceased.

A personal injury claim for damages following a car accident is a valuable legal resource for car accident victims to be familiar with that can hold a negligent driver responsible for their accident accountable and help them with their damages. Important legal remedies are available help injured victims when they are harmed and they should know what they are.