Types Of Damages That Can Be Claimed From Auto Accident Injuries

If you have sustained auto accident injuries, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit to help pay for medical expenses, but did you know you can claim other damages as well? Medical costs are widely recognized as a viable claim for damages resulting from auto accidents but they are just one example of damages that you may be entitled to.

Examples Of Damages That Can Be Claimed

Auto accident injuries can incapacitate victims for days, weeks, months, years, or even permanently. When your life has been upended like that through no fault of your own you may feel angry, frustrated, and depressed. Personal injury lawsuits help right these types of wrongs by allowing victims to pursue compensation in court in the form of “damages”.

Damages often include:

  • Medical expenses. This includes expenses like hospital bills, physical therapy costs, ambulance fees, equipment such as crutches, in-home services, or many other healthcare and rehabilitative types of expenses.
  • Lost wages. Auto accident injuries can impact your earning capacity. At the very least, they may cause you to be absent from work while you recover or pursue therapy. If you can prove that the injuries prevented you from working or earning your usual wages, you can claim the lost wages as damages in court.
  • Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is mental or physical distress. Damages are assessed based on the type of injury, severity of the pain, and the likelihood of future pain. This category of damages may also include mental and emotional damage such as stress or anxiety.
  • Loss of consortium or companionship. If the injury has impacted your ability to show affection, your spouse may file a claim for loss of consortium. This claim is unique in that the uninjured spouse must file the claim, not the injured party.
  • Wrongful death. If a driver is responsible for the death of another, the victim’s family could file a wrongful death lawsuit and file a claim for medical costs incurred, if there are any, or loss of companionship.

Are You Eligible For Damages From Auto Accident Injuries?

Auto accident injuries vary from case to case. You may be entitled to many different kinds of damages based on your unique situation. Contact The Fighter Law Firm for a free legal analysis of your situation.

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