Personal injury damages can be an important source of support for victims of car accidents and other types of accidents to help them through their physical, financial and emotional damages. Car accident victims, and others, should know what the different types of damages are and how they may be available to victims.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation.
Damages for medical expenses can help the victim with their medical care costs associated with the treatment and care they need for the injuries they have suffered. Medical expenses can help cover costs associated with hospital treatment and care, emergency room and ambulance services, medical equipment and medications. It can also help with future medical care costs in some instances.
Damages for lost wages can help victims with the earnings they lost while unable to work recovering from their injuries. It can also help with lost-earning capacity in some instances if the victim is unable to return to their job due to their injuries.
Pain and suffering
Damages for pain and suffering can help injured victims with some of the emotional scars that oftentimes accompany an unexpected car accident. Pain and suffering damages are intended to help address the emotional trauma of a car accident.
Personal injury damages are available to help the victim be as whole as possible given the harm they have suffered. A personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered and hold the negligent driver responsible for that harm accountable.