This blog recently discussed the help car accident victims can receive with soft tissue injuries they suffer in a car accident. It is also helpful for car accident victims and their families to understand generally the types of damages that may be available when they are injured in a car accident.
When a negligent driver causes a car accident that results in harm to victims, they may be responsible to help compensate victims for the damages suffered. Damages can include medical expenses and future medical care costs as well. Additional damages can include compensation for lost wages and lost-earning capacity if the victim suffers permanent harm that impacts their ability to earn a living. Damages for permanent disability and disfigurement may also be available as well.
Car accident victims may also be able to recover compensation for their emotional damages including pain and suffering damages. Damages for loss of enjoyment of life; loss of consortium; and loss of society and companionship may also be available. These damages can help injured victims get back on their feet following an unexpected car accident and help them with the serious injuries suffered in the car accident. Car accidents can result in serious, and even catastrophic, injuries.
Personal injury legal protections help to ensure car accident victims can receive compensation for the physical, financial and emotional costs of a car accident. It is important for car accident victims and their families to be familiar with the ways a personal injury claim for damages can help car accident victims recover from their injuries.