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What types of damages are available after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2019 | car accidents

Car accident victims can be harmed in many ways including physically, financially and emotionally. Personal injury legal protections can help victims recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered because of a negligent car or truck driver.

Victims of car accidents may wonder what types of damages a claim for damages can help with. Car accident damages can help with the everyday challenges car accident victims may unexpectedly find themselves facing following the incident. Car accident damages can first help victims with their medical expenses as they seek the treatment and medical care they need following a car accident. It can also help with their future medical care costs if needed. Victims may also face disability or disfigurement, which is why damages for those types of injuries are also available.

Damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity may also be recovered through a personal injury claim for damages following a car accident. These types of damages help car accident victims with their lost earnings while they are unable to work recovering from their injuries and also any lost-earning capacity because of the long-term effects caused by their injuries. Additional damages may be available for the emotional toll and trauma of a car accident including pain and suffering damages and damages for the loss of enjoyment of life.

In addition to car accident damages, other types of damages may also be available for surviving family members following a fatal car accident. Personal injury protections provide broad protections to car accident victims and their families.