What types of damages could you receive in a car accident lawsuit?

Dec 4 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

After a car crash, injured people face significant burdens. Medical care and time away from work can strain their finances. The stress of an accident’s aftermath can impact every aspect of their life. Worst of all, a crash may leave them without a loved one. During this difficult time, a personal injury lawsuit can offer them the financial support they need to take the next steps in their life.

What kinds of damages can people receive from a motor vehicle accident lawsuit?

Medical expenses

When recovering from a motor vehicle accident, people may face a wide variety of different expenses related to their health care. These include medical treatment and physical therapy as well as the purchase of mobility aids like crutches. For injured people who are permanently disabled or need long-term care in their home, damages may include funds to support those needs.

Lost wages

Injured people often need to take time away from work to recover from their injuries or must leave the workforce permanently as a result of the harm they suffered. The wages lost due to a car accident may be considered in a lawsuit.

Damages related to death

If a person passes away due to injuries sustained in a crash, then the court may award damages for their funeral expenses, the impact of this lost on their family and other damages related to their passing.

Pain and suffering

A crash and its aftermath can be a significant burden to injured people, and the court may award them damages for the pain and suffering they have experienced.

If you suffered a car accident, you may be able to receive the financial and medical support you need through a personal injury claim.