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Understanding compensation available after a car accident

Different types of compensation may be available to individuals injured or otherwise harmed in a car accident. Damages that may be available can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover the compensation they need for the damages they have suffered because of a car accident caused by a negligent driver.

Victims of car accidents harmed by a negligent driver may receive compensation for medical expenses, including future medical care that may be needed as a result of the injuries they have suffered. Types of medical treatment and expenses can include physical therapy; cognitive therapy; ambulance costs; disfigurement; permanent disability; consultations with healthcare professionals; in-home services and medical accessories needed to treat their injuries.

Victims may also suffer lost wages and lost earning capacity which may also be compensable through a personal injury claim for damages. In addition, pain and suffering damages may be available for the emotional harm suffered in a car accident which can oftentimes be traumatic. Some of the same types of damages, as well as additional types of damages, are available to compensate surviving family members of loved ones killed in a car accident.

The personal injury legal process is available to help victims of car accidents obtain damages for the physical, financial, and emotional damages suffered in a car accident. It is necessary for victims, facing mounting medical care expenses and cost and oftentimes unable to work, resulting in increased stress, to be familiar with the legal options available to help them when they have been harmed in a car accident.

Source:, “What Kinds of Damages May I Claim for Car Accident Injuries?” Accessed Sept. 28, 2017

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