What compensation might be available to you after a crash?

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2024 | Motor vehicle accidents |

The physical, emotional, and financial toll of a car accident can be overwhelming. Knowing the types of damages available in a personal injury lawsuit can be the first step toward getting the support you need during this challenging time.

Medical expenses

Your health comes first. After a car accident, medical costs can pile up quickly—from emergency room visits to surgeries, medications and any needed physical therapy. Compensation for medical expenses covers all the healthcare costs from the accident, including the estimated cost of future treatment. It is not just about the bills; it is about making sure you get the treatment you need without worrying about money.

Lost wages

Car accident injuries often mean you must take time off work, leading to lost wages. Compensation for lost wages gives you back the income you missed while recovering. This part of the damages shows how important your time is and helps you stay financially stable despite your injuries.

Lost earning capacity

Sometimes, injuries from a car accident can affect how you work long after the crash. You might not be able to work as many hours as before, or maybe you cannot work at all. In these cases, you might get damages for this change in your income or lost income. This money bridges the gap between what you could have earned without the accident and what you can earn now.

Property damage

Car accidents can damage more than just your car and your health. You can also get money to fix or replace your car and any other personal property damaged in the crash. It is about setting things right and getting your belongings back to how they were before the accident.

Pain and suffering

Your pain is real, and this compensation covers the physical pain and emotional distress from the accident. The amount you receive for your suffering is subjective, but it is important because it recognizes the non-financial impact of your experience. Damages for pain and suffering acknowledge the discomfort and emotional toll the accident caused.

Understanding the different types of damages you can claim in a car accident personal injury lawsuit is key to making sure you get fully compensated for how the accident has affected your life. As you move forward, remember that seeking compensation is not just about fixing past losses—it is also about making sure you have what you need to heal and rebuild.