Personal injury damages are important for victims who have been injured in a car or other type of accident to be familiar with. Different damages may be available to victims depending on the circumstances but are generally intended to help them with the losses and damages they have suffered as a result of a car accident.
Compensation for damages including physical, financial and emotional may be available to car accident victims depending on the harm they have suffered. These can include medical expenses and future medical care costs in many circumstances. Additional damages can include damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity. Damages can also include those for loss of consortium, loss of society and companionship and loss of enjoyment of life.
Damages that may be available are unique to the situation and circumstances but can also include compensation for disfigurement, permanent disability and pain and suffering damages. Victims of car accidents can suffer severe injuries that can require extensive medical care and treatment and recovery time. During the period of time when car accident victims are recovering from their injuries, they may require time away from work and be unable to earn a living.
A variety of different types of personal injury damages may be available when a negligent driver has caused a car accident that caused injury. Victims unexpectedly injured in a car accident likely face many unexpected challenges which is why they should be familiar with the legal protections available to them through the personal injury legal process.