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Types of personal injury damages that can help victims

There are several different types of personal injury damages that injured victims can recover through a personal injury claim for damages. This can include help for victims of car accidents or help for victims of medical malpractice. In either case, victims of any type of traumatic accident should be familiar with the different damages available to help them.

Personal injury damages may be recovered from a negligent party, such as a negligent driver or negligent medical care provider, as compensation for:

Medical expenses

One of the first types of damages car accident victims are likely to encounter are medical expenses. Medical expenses may stack up at a time injured victims are least likely to be able to pay them as they recover from injuries suffered in an unexpected car accident at the hands of a negligent driver. As a result, personal injury damages can include compensation for medical expenses and future medical care in some circumstances.

Lost wages or earnings

Injured car accident victims may be unable to work following the injuries they have suffered which can leave them at home and unable to earn a living to support themselves or their families. As a result, personal injury damages can include compensation for lost wages and also lost-earning capacity if the victim’s injuries leave them unable to return to their usual work.

Pain and suffering

Pain and suffering damages are a category of damages intended to help injured car accident victims with the emotional trauma of a car accident. Muddling through the days and weeks, even months or years, after being harmed in a car accident can be difficult which is why pain and suffering damages are available to help victims.

A personal injury claim for damages is an important legal tool to be familiar with for injured victims and their families to recover compensation they need to help with their damages. As a result, they should be familiar with what they include and how they may assist them through a challenging time.

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