There are a variety of different types of personal injury damages available to help victims of a variety of different types of injuries and harm they may suffer in different types of traumatic accidents, including car accidents.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for the various types of harm they have suffered with the goal of making them as whole as possible again following their accident.
When a negligent driver has injured a victim in a car accident, they may be liable to help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered as a result. One of the biggest categories of damages that may weigh heavily on victims are medical expenses that can pile up following an unexpected car accident. A personal injury claim for damages can help car accident victims with their medical expenses and future medical care costs for the ongoing medical treatment and care they need and that their injuries require.
Another important category of personal injury damages includes damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity when the car accident victim is unable to work or unable to return to the same work because of the injuries and damages they suffered in a car accident. Along those same lines, damages for permanent disability and disfigurement may also be available to victims. The last major category of personal injury damages includes those for the emotional trauma associated with a car accident. Victims may be able to recover pain and suffering damages for the emotional toll of a car accident.
All of these different types of damages are designed to help car accident victims through a challenging time following a car accident. It is useful for victims to be familiar with how these legal resources serve to protect them and help them with what they need following an unexpected car accident.