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Damages available for car accidents

Understanding what types of damages may be available following a car accident or other type of traumatic accident is important for victims and their family members to be aware of. Victims and their family members who have suffered harm because of a car or other type of accident know that they suffer costly medical expenses, lost wages while they are unable to work following the accident and emotional damages that also usually accompany a car accident.

An unexpected car accident can leave victims facing physical, financial and emotional challenges they did not expect to face. A personal injury claim for damages allows victims to recover compensation for the harm they have suffered from the negligent party responsible for causing the accident. Car accident damages victims may be able to recover can include a variety of different types of damages such as medical expenses and, provided they are reasonably certain, future medical care costs as well.

In addition, car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for lost wages suffered as a result of the accident. Victims may also be able to recover compensation for lost earning capacity depending on the circumstances. Pain and suffering damages may also be available to victims as well as damages for loss of companionship or affection. Both personal injury and wrongful death legal options help victims, and families of victims killed in a car accident, with the oftentimes costly damages they have suffered as a result.

Victims of car accidents may need help with the damages they have suffered as they attempt to focus on the recovery process following a car accident. It is important for car accident victims to understand that they may be able to receive help with the damages they have suffered and to be familiar with the legal options available to them.

Source:, "What Kinds of Damages May I Claim for Car Accident Injuries," Nov. 3, 2017

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