Victims of car accidents are commonly left with physical, financial and emotional harm and damages they may need help with. Personal injury damages can help victims through the difficult time that follows an unexpected car accident when they usually need help with medical expenses, lost earnings and coping with the emotional trauma of the accident.
Car accident victims who have been unexpectedly injured by a negligent driver have important legal remedies and recourse to help them recover compensation for their damages. Specific damages, and amounts, depend on the specific accident and damages suffered by the victim but general categories of personal injury damages can help victims anticipate the type of help they may be able to expect from a personal injury claim for damages.
Car accident damages include compensation for medical expenses which can also include future medical care expenses if needed and based on the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries. Also based on the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries, compensation for disability and disfigurement may also be available. While the victim is recovering from their injuries, they may also be unable to work. Personal injury damages can also include compensation for lost wages and lost-earning capacity, again, based on the nature and extent of the injuries suffered and if they impact the victim’s ability to earn a living moving forward.
The last category of personal injury damages includes pain and suffering damages for the emotional toll an unexpected car accident can take on the victim. Other types of damages may also be available depending on the circumstances. It is essential for car accident victims to be familiar with the different types of damages available to help them through the aftermath of a car accident caused by a negligent driver.