Following a car accident, victims injured in that car accident may wonder what resources are available to help them with the damages they have suffered. The answer is that there are a variety of different types of personal injury damages that may be available to victims injured in a car accident.
Car accidents can cause devastating injuries to victims that they may need help with. They may need medical treatment and time away from work to recover. This can lead to mounting medical bills while victims are unable to work to pay for the damages they have suffered. That’s when personal injury legal protections can step in to help injured victims recover compensation for their damages from a negligent driver responsible for the damages they have suffered.
Damages depend on the unique situation and circumstances but can include help with the physical, financial and emotional harm suffered by victims. To help with the medical care they need, car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and future medical care that is needed. In addition, damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity while the victim is away from work recovering may also be available. Damages for loss of consortium; loss of society and companionship; and loss of enjoyment in life are other types of damages that may be available.
Depending on the harm car accident victims suffered, they may also be able to recover damages for disfigurement and permanent disability. Pain and suffering damages are also commonly available for the emotional damages car accident victims suffer. To get the help they need, car accident victims should be familiar with the legal resources available to hold negligent drivers accountable and help them recover personal injury damages.