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What car accident victims can do when they need help with damages

| Oct 22, 2020 | Auto Accident Injuries |

Knowing what to do, and the legal resources, options and protections available to car accident victims, following an unexpected car accident is essential for victims. Car accident victims should be aware that a personal injury claim for damages may be able to help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages associated with a car accident. They should also be familiar with the types of car accident damages they may be able to get help with.

Medical/physical damages

Damages to help the injured victim with their medical expenses, and the cost of their medical treatment and care associated with the injuries they have suffered in the car accident, are an important remedy for car accident victims. Car accident victims can suffer serious injuries in a car accident. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help them recover compensation for their medical expenses including hospital stays, doctors visits, medications, medical equipment and other expenses that are necessary to treat and care for their injuries.

Lost wages damages

A personal injury claim for damages may also be able to help injured car accident victims with both their lost wages while they are away from work recovering from their injuries and lost-earning capacity if the nature and severity of their damages keeps them away from work for longer or their usual type of work. Just like lost earnings damages, medical damages for future medical care that is needed may also be available to ensure the victim is taken care of in the aftermath of the car accident.

Emotional damages

Damages for the emotional trauma associated with being the victim of an unexpected car accident may also be available. A personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims recover compensation for their pain and suffering damages associated with a car accident.

A personal injury claim can help injured car accident victims hold a negligent driver who caused the car accident accountable and personal injury damages can help with the harm suffered by the victim. It is valuable for injured victims to be familiar with the legal protections available to them when injured in a car accident and what they may be able to do for them.