Victims of car accidents can suffer a wide range of injuries which can set them back physically, financially and emotionally. The legal system recognizes this unfortunate reality for victims and works to ensure that they are made as whole as possible and receive help with their injuries and damages.
A personal injury claim for damages following a car accident can help injured car accident victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries. Car accident damages can include compensation for the injured victim's medical expenses and future medical care expenses as well. Additional types of damages victims may be able to recover for their physical injuries include compensation for disfigurement or permanent disability depending on the nature of the injuries they have suffered.
Along with help for medical care and medical care expenses, injured victims may also be able to recover compensation for their lost wages for the time away from work and lost-earning capacity if their earning capacity is diminished in some way by the injuries they have suffered. Injured victims may also be able to recover pain and suffering damages and damages for mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life commonly associated with an unexpected vehicle accident. Car accident victims may also be able to recover compensation for loss of support and services and loss of companionship.
The particular damages available to car accident victims depends on the nature of the car accident the injuries they suffered by generally are aimed and protecting injured victims from the negative physical, financial and emotional impacts of a car accident. As a result, it is valuable for injured victims to be familiar with the legal resources and remedies available to them when harmed.