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What are the different types of personal injury damages?

| Dec 28, 2020 | Car Accidents

The purpose of a personal injury claim for damages is to compensate injured victims for the damages they have suffered and to make them as whole as possible after the unexpected harm they have suffered at the hands of a negligent driver. For that reason, car accident victims should be familiar with the different types of personal injury damages they may be able to recover to help with their physical, financial and emotional damages.

Medical damages

Medical bills piling up around them can be one of the most stressful concerns car accident victims have as they seek the medical care and treatment the need for the injuries they have suffered in the car accident. A personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims recover compensation for their medical expenses from the negligent driver responsible for their accident. When appropriate, compensation for future medical care that is needed may also be available.

Lost wages damages

Lost earnings can be another significant concern for injured car accident victims who may be unable to work because of their injuries. This can put injured victims in a precarious position as medical bills pile up and they cannot go to work to earn a living to support themselves and their families. A personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims recover compensation for their lost wages and lost-earning capacity as well in some circumstances.

Pain and suffering damages

Pain and suffering damages can help injured car accident victims with the emotional trauma of being injured unexpectedly in a car accident. A personal injury claim for damages works by holding the negligent driver responsible and helping injured victims recover the compensation they need to help with their damages.

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