A variety of damages may be available to victims harmed in a car accident. Damages that may be available are based on the circumstances and the harm the victim, and in some circumstances the victim’s family, suffered.
Car accidents can have a tremendous impact on the lives of victims, leaving them facing injuries and the financial and emotional costs associated with those injuries. Personal injury damages for the harm suffered by victims may be recoverable through a personal injury claim for damages against the negligent party responsible for the causing the accident and the harm they have suffered such as a negligent driver.
Personal injury damages include damages for medical expenses and future medical care costs. Damages for disfigurement and disability may also be available in circumstances when the victim has suffered these types of injuries and harm. In addition, damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity may also be available to help victims with the financial struggles they face following a car accident. Damages for pain and suffering may also be available, as well as damages for loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of society and companionship.
Damages are based on the circumstances and are unique to each situation, however, car accident victims should be familiar with the general categories of damages that may be available to them. Personal injury damages are available to provide assistance and protections to victims who have been harmed by the negligent and careless actions of another party such as a negligent driver.