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What types of damages can car accident victims recover?

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

One of the first questions car accident victims may ask is what they are going to do about all of the damages they are facing. Car accident victims should rest assured that there are legal resources and remedies available to protect them following a car accident to help them recover compensation for their

car accident damages.

Damages that are available following a car accident are specific to the situation but generally fall into several categories that car accident victims should be able to rely on when they need help with the damages and harm they have suffered in a car accident. The first type of damages car accident victims may worry about include medical costs and expenses which can quickly become significant. Car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses and future medical care costs, depending on the circumstances.

In addition, car accident victims may be unable to work because of their injuries and a personal injury claim for damages may be able to help car accident victims recover compensation for their lost wages and lost-earning capacity as well, depending on the severity of their injuries. Also depending on the nature of the injuries the victim suffered, they may be able to recover compensation for disfigurement and permanent disability. Additional damages are available for the emotional trauma victims suffer including for loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering. Other types of damages may be available in circumstances of a fatal car accident.

Car accidents can cause a wake of damages the victim may not be prepared to deal with including time spent away from work and at doctor visits which is why personal injury legal protections can become so important. Personal injury legal protections can help victims as they may be left feeling like they are facing a difficult time on their own.


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